[Clayart] ball mill at auction

KATHI LESUEUR kathi at lesueurclaywork.com
Sat Aug 25 08:46:00 EDT 2018

Grocery store auctions gave me much of my equipment. I have rolling bins that have fiberglass liners. They were used for cake mixes in the bakery. They hold about 30 gal. of glaze. Other storage bins are used for dry chemicals. I have ware carts that they used to move meat from the back out to the displays. Eight for $75. I sold the aluminum trays to another bidder for $35 So, net cost on eight carts was $40..  They were only 1 ft. wide but I cut them down the middle and riveted aluminum angle to make them 24". I have two produce carts that I put kiln shelves on.

Another good place for deals is at Property Disposition from a university near you. It is amazing what they get rid of for pennies. A friend got 12 padded dining room chairs, $5 each. They were desk chairs. But, the year before she bought a twelve foot conference table for $100 and the chairs were a perfect match. High quality. All of my work tables came from there. Two tray tables from the U hospital that I can roll around with tools or in the glaze room, brushes and containers of slips. Look at everything with an eye to how you can adapt it to your studio. Why pay $200 for a cart or a glaze bin when you can get them for a fraction of the cost if you are willing to spend some time.


On Aug 24, 2018, at 8:27 PM, Snail Scott wrote:

>> On Aug 24, 2018, at 3:18 PM, Jeff Lawrence <jefflawr at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My good fortune in ball mill auction availability might  be because there
>> are two national laboratories in the neighborhood. Los Alamos and Sandia…
> Good pickings at garage sales out there, too…amazing what you can find. 
> Took it too much for granted when I lived there!
>          -Snail

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