This heavy duty table top Clay Slab Roller has an all steel frame and drive system with a moving table measuring 19 1/2" by 32". Work surface (and therefore the largest slab you could make) is about 17" by 25".
It has independent gap adjusters covering a thickness range of 0 to over 1 inch, so no shims are required. Four complete turns on the adjusters produce about 1/4 thick slab of clay.
Since the adjusters are independent you have the ability to make wedge shape slabs, if you like. This feature also makes it possible to emboss the clay surface right on the machine. This table top model is portable (overall dimensions 32"L x 24"W x 5.5H not including the handle, and weighs about 35 lbs).
It fits on a table as small as a 24"x 20" and can be easily stored on its side maximizing studio space. Following is a link to a YouTube video showing it in operation (NOTE: The gap adjusters are knobs, not handles). My wife, a potter, was making slabs with a rolling pin.
After watching her struggle with this archaic method, I decided to design and build her one for Christmas in 2015. The design criteria was based on her experience with studio slab rollers, space constraints in her studio and my engineering background. The design we settled on is based on her experience with typical art studio slab rollers and my engineering background. The result is a heavy duty tabletop, slab roller with independent gap adjusters (no shims).
My wife loved it so much that we decided to manufacture and sell them from our home shop in Southwest Florida, USA. The reviews have been fabulous.
Packaged it weighs about 40 lbs. Benefits of the JT Designs Slab Roller. Heavy duty design - all steel frame. Portable - at 35 pounds it can be easily transported and it can be stored on its side saving precious studio space.
Tabletop size - fits on a 20 x 24 table. Adjustable gaps - makes it possible to emboss the clay surface right on the machine (unlike the shim type models). Can also produce wedge shaped profiles. The item "Slab Roller for Clay, Heavy Duty, Portable, Tabletop, Adjustable, No Shims" is in sale since Thursday, October 13, 2016. This item is in the category "Crafts\Sculpting, Molding & Ceramics\Ceramics & Pottery\Pottery Tools & Sets".
The seller is "mrwoods88" and is located in Cape Coral, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.