This is a 'mild steel' barrel designed to extrude small to medium clay forms. Mild steel can rust over time and should be cleaned and dried after each use. (Bailey Extruder System Barrels can be removed from the Drive Frame for easy cleaning.) Stainless Steel is recommended if you are extruding porcelain or are concerned about rust. The 4" Barrel comes with (1) 1" Coil Die and (2) 5" x 6" Wood Blank Dies.
Extrusion Range: Small single solid clay coils and handles, hollow clay tubes up to 2 1/2" square or 3" round.
Barrel Capacity: 11 lbs of clay
Die Plate Dimensions: 5" x 6"
Brace: Standard Die Brace (M-500-026)
Recommended Die Kit: Standard Die Kit (M-500-023)
The Bailey Clay Extruding “System” is designed to offer easy extruding for both large and small scale clay forms. The system concept refers to the fact that a series of different barrels will fit into a “common” drive frame. Each barrel is designed to cover a specific clay extrusion range, For instance, the 4” barrel will comfortably extrude small clay forms (such as handles, etc.). This “overlapping” system approach reduces the overall cost for equipment since only one drive frame is required to plunge all system barrels.