Clay Extruder?? Which One Do You Have?

Decorating By chelseak Updated 27 Apr 2010 , 6:29am by HowCoolGomo1

chelseak Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 3:27am
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I tried to do a search but nothing came up in the forums...I do remember seeing a thread about clay guns a while ago...but of course I can't find it now. There is one by Walnut Hollow at Micheals, is it any good? And of course there is the Sculpey. What kind do you have and do you like it?


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bridge72 Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 4:33am
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I just bought the Makins Ultimate (green metal) from Hobby Lobby last week and I love it! Got it for about $13 with a 40% off coupon. HTH

monet1895 Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 4:47am
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I have the green Makins model as well. So far so good.

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 4:52am
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I have both, the black tube with red handles and the Makins.

Makins, rocks my world! Thank you again Texas Rose! She's the one, who turned me on to it and the Makins aisle at Hobby Lobby.

The other one is great, don't get me wrong. The Makins is just so much easier to use. Plus you can put more stuff in it.

DerrellC Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 4:55am
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Have tried several. Will stick to the green metal Makins. I think it is the best of any I've tried.

PDXSweetTreats Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 5:31am
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I have the Makins, also. It's less expensive (about half the price of the squeeze type), and it's a little easier on your hands, since you're turning/rotating the bar to extrude vs. squeezing the handle on the other type . HTH icon_smile.gif

jennicita Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 6:10am
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I found numerous recommendations for the Makins on here and put it on my Christmas list a while back. I absolutely LOVE it and wouldn't want to be without.
Definitely get the Makins!

Ren715 Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 6:24am
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Anyone know where I can pick one up in the Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley area? Michael's and Joann Fabrics don't carry it

jennicita Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 6:28am
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My parents live in MN and Michael's was supposed to have it but was always out. I think in the end they had to order it online. But that thing is worth every penny. icon_smile.gif

ceshell Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 8:06am
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Ren715, yhave to get it online - they don't carry it in those stores out here anymore. has a good price because you can use the 50% coupon to make it about $12.50 or so (even if the product is on sale; once you enter the coupon code it allows you to take 50% off of the original price)...then they get you for $6 shipping but you're not going to find it for less than $18 shipped anyway. I recommend looking into it; I just bought a replacement one there last week.

mamawrobin Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 12:22pm
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Ditto on the Makins Ultimate Clay Extruder. One of my favorite tools icon_smile.gif

chelseak Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 4:35pm
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Thanks everyone! I am in Canada though, we don't have Joann's or Hobby Lobby here... icon_sad.gif They only have two at the Micheal's here, the Sculpey and the Walnut Hollow. And I have a 50% off coupon right now for Micheal's....Hmmmm, shipping is always ridiculous from the U.S to here.. Oh well, with the 50% off the Sculpey will only be about $17, so maybe I will just try it out.


Ren715 Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 11:59pm
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Thanks everyone! I ended up buying it online at Hobby Lobby using a 40% off coupon. Price and shipping were the same with Joann and Hobby Lobby but since Hobby Lobby isn't in California, I got it without sales tax...almost a 10% savings. I can't wait to get it icon_biggrin.gif

ceshell Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 1:11am
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Dang, I wish I'd thought to do that!!! icon_cry.gif

Rachie204 Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 1:30am
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I have been wanting one but had no idea what they cost....i think I will be going to hobby lobby this week! Thanks!

dchockeyguy Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 12:56pm
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I like the Makin one. HOwever, I find it is a little sensitive and easy to break. I recently bought one of the large clay extruders with a 1" barrel, and I LOVE it. It's very easy on your hands and fondant and gumpaste go through it like butter. So I use the Makin for small projects, but anything of size gets my new large one. I can easily make a ribbon for a large cake with this!

crumbcake Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 5:31pm
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What is the name of the new large one you purchased?

dchockeyguy Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 9:45pm
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I think it might be called an Artway. You can find them at

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 6:29am
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Originally Posted by Rachie204

I have been wanting one but had no idea what they cost....i think I will be going to hobby lobby this week! Thanks!

Just a heads up. Hobby Lobby is having a 40% coupon this week, supposedly on anything in the store.

If it's only internet, pm me and I'll send you the code.

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