Clay Gun Recommendation

Decorating By calamity_clair Updated 6 Jul 2009 , 4:46am by BlakesCakes

calamity_clair Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 1:32am
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Hi All

Would like to buy a clay gun, but would love a recommendation. Any suggestions.

Thanks
Clair

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Sweetstuff2 Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 1:48am
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Makins - the green one with lots of attachments.

debster Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 2:05am
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I bought the one that Jennifer Dontz uses and I LOVE it, it's like 60.00 it's a large glay gun used for ceramic clay and has different sizes of discs that you can order for it. It's a beast though but holds lots of fondant clay for ribbon borders.

calamity_clair Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 2:34am
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so where do I get one onf these monsters? icon_smile.gif... and excuse my ignornace, but who is Jennifer Dontz?

BlakesCakes Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 2:52am
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For routine items, I use the light green metal "T" twist Makins Ultimate Extruder. It holds a nice amount of material, comes with lots of disks, and you can buy more disks.

The large extruder can be found online by googling clay extruder. The barrel is over a foot long and about 2 inches across. It's good for very large amounts of extruded material.

HTH
Rae

debster Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 2:55am
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I think this is where I got mine it's the gold gun the big one.

http://www.bigceramicstore.com/Supplies/ClayGuns.htm#DieCompatability

Jennifer Dontz is a cake teacher out of Michigan, she does excellent work and has videos and what not for sale, she and another lady Sharon Zambito Have website and sell great stuff and their cakes are here on CC, look them up under members. Hope this helps you I'm off to bed for tonight. Happy Hunting!!!!

calamity_clair Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 2:57am
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Thanks - sounds like another reason to vist the in-laws in Michigan icon_smile.gif

Lisaa1996 Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 2:57am
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I just bought the Makins Ultimate as well...the green one that twists. It comes with alot of discs and is very easy to use! I love it!

calamity_clair Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 3:23am
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So if I was wanting to make a medium width rope... what sort of length do you think I would get out of the Makins?

sweetsadiecakes Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 3:26am
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I have the green Makins one with a T handle (about $25 at Hobby Lobby), but I don't really like it. I want one that I can use one hand to squeeze instead of two hands to twist like the green Makins.

BlakesCakes Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 4:46am
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Originally Posted by calamity_clair

So if I was wanting to make a medium width rope... what sort of length do you think I would get out of the Makins?




Depends on the amount of fondant you load, the stretchiness of it, and the size of the hole you're extruding through.

I've gotten pieces aobut 20 inches long on a good day.

Rae

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