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North Star Equipment Catalog


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    North Star Equipment is the premier manufacturer of slab rollers, extruders and related pottery equipment and accessories in North America because of North Star's attention to details, quality construction, durable components, ease of assembly, simple operation and the absolute best warranty in the industry.


    Beyond the simple basics of design, North Star's attention to details places safety first above all all considerations as there are no motorized drive systems, exposed gears or ratcheting system to compromise the user's safety.  This need for safety first is the reason one will fine more North Star equipment in hospitals and schools for use by children than any other brand.   

 

    The North Star Equipment warranty is pretty good as well.  Lifetime on most items.  A real life-time warranty.  No pro-rating or playing games.  With just a few exclusions most of the items have a life-time warranty even when used in abusive situations such as schools and commercial potteries.  Building quality equipment is important.  Building equipment that you expect to last the life of the user takes a very special company.


    Safety, attention to details, quality construction and the absolute best warranty in the industry, is there any wonder why North Star products can be found in use at major universities and production pottery studios world wide?

 

A couple pallets of North Star Extruders and Slab Rollers arriving at Dogwood Ceramic Supply's loading dock

A couple pallets of North Star Extruders and Slab Rollers arriving at Dogwood Ceramic Supply's loading dock

 

 

 

 

 

North Star Slab Rollers


    North Star's Slab Rollers are one of the core products of the company.  Simple and unique designs with no motorized or exposed gears for ultimate user safety, the North Star Slab Rollers are used by children and professionals to produce slabs of clay for simple handbuilding and tile projects to large scale sculptural works.  The product line consists of 3 series of Slab Rollers each following the same basic design configuration with several size units within each series.  Dogwood Ceramic Supply actively stocks a variety of models and sizes.




North Star Super Slab Rollers


 
   
   
Kilns in Dogwood Showroom & Warehouse stock logo North Star Super 30" Slab Roller
     
Kilns in Dogwood Showroom & Warehouse stock logo North Star Super 24" Slab Roller

     All North Star Super Slab Rollers have dual 4" rollers and a 4.33:1 reduction gear between the large Wagon Wheel handle and the rollers to allow huge slabs to be built by every person of any age, regardless of his/her upper body strength and weight.  Built to last a lifetime, the Super Series Slab Rollers really have a lifetime warranty.  Dogwood Ceramic Supply actively stocks both the 24" and the 30" models in our warehouse and we have the 24" Super Series Slab Roller on display in the showroom.

 

    The North Star Super Series Slab Rollers should not be confused with the North Star Standard Slab Rollers, which are the little brothers of the Super Series.  Designed for the hobby potter needing smaller slabs on an occassional basis, the Standard Series uses dual 2.5" rollers that are direct driven by the user through the Wagon Wheel handle.  Catalog and internet companies love the Standard Series because the less expensive price can confuse consumers with similar appearing and named products.  The Standard Series are warranted for only 24 months for commercial or academic settings.  Dogwood Ceramic Supply recommends the easy to use (reduction gear) Super Series Slab Rollers or the Portable Slab Rollers (shown below) for customers needing to produce just a few slabs.

 

 


North Star Portable Slab Rollers


 
   
   
Kilns in Dogwood Showroom & Warehouse stock logo North Star 24" Porta Roller
     
Kilns in Dogwood Showroom & Warehouse stock logo North Star 18" Porta Roller

     For slabs on the go, nothing beats the North Star Portable Slab Rollers.  The Portable Slab Rollers use a direct drive rather than the reduction gear found on the Super Series Slab Rollers  the same direct drive system with dual 2.5" rollers as the Standard Series of Slab Rollers and are perfect for the casual slab producer, traveling teacher or hobby potter.  Both the original 18" North Star Porta Roller and the 24" Porta Roller are on display in the Dogwood Ceramic Supply showroom with additional units in our warehouse for immediate purchase.

 







North Star Extruders


     The Standard Extruders models are simplest and safest clay extruders for small to medium extrusions - the type of extrusions most commonly produced.  The Big Blue can handle 25lbs of clay for production studios and the classroom.

 


North Star Standard Wall Extruders


 
   
   
Kilns in Dogwood Showroom & Warehouse stock logo North Star 950
Standard Stainless Steel Extruder Package

     The Standard Wall-mounted North Star Extruders are available in stainless steel with optional money saving accessory die packages including the Jumbo Extruder Package with more dies than most people will ever need.  The North Star 950 Stainless Steel Extruder Package is the most popular and best value of the various wall mounted North Star Extruders.  Heavily stocked in the Dogwood Ceramic Supply warehouse and on display in the showroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Star Big Blue Wall Extruder


 
   
   
Kilns in Dogwood Showroom & Warehouse stock logo North Star Big Blue Extruder North Star Big Blue Extruder

     Designed and engineered with safety consideration, the NorthStar Big Blue Extruder uses a Wagon Wheel handle to drive a compound gear box which reduces the force needed to make an extrusion to less than 30 lbs.  The Big Blue is the largest capacity extruder on the market that is safe enough and easy enough to use by school age children.  Heavily stocked in the Dogwood Ceramic Supply warehouse for immediate purchase.





North Star Wedging Tables


 
   
   
Kilns in Dogwood Showroom & Warehouse stock logo NS TWT-36 Wedging Table North Star TWT-36 Wedging Table
     
Kilns in Dogwood Showroom & Warehouse stock logo North Star TWT-30 North Star TWT-30 Wedging Table

    

     Designed to provide a sturdy platform for wedging clay, the North Star Wedgit Tables are identical and form and function and available in choice of 30" and 36" heights to better accommodate users of different heights.  The wedging surface is wrapped in replaceable canvas and the bottom shelf provides increased rigidity to the table as well as a convenient storage location for clay or tools.  Cut off wire with adjustable tension is firmly attached to the table legs to minimize flex.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Star Pottery Wheel Throwing Bats

 

   North Star Pottery Wheel Throwing Bats, like all throwing bats, are essentially flat disks of a material which are drilled on centered holes to accept pins mounted in the head of a pottery wheel.  The material of the Throwing Bat, wood or plastic, must provide a surface to which the clay may bind but also from which the clay may be released.  Wood products are always preferable but plastic bats are popular in the classroom for easy clean up. 

 

 

 

North Star Medex Pottery Wheel Throwing Bats


Kilns in Dogwood Showroom & Warehouse stock logo North Star Medex Throwing Bats North Star Iron Stone Medex Pottery Wheel Throwing Bats
Kilns in Dogwood Showroom & Warehouse stock logo North Star Medex Throwing Bats North Star Forever Bats for the Pottery Wheel

 

   The most common wood product is Medex, a processed wood product similar to marine plywood but manufactured without formaldehyde, While more expensive than masonite, Medex is considered the best wood material for pottery wheel bats because the highly durable material will not warp or degrade over time like particle board, yet the water absorbing capabilities of the product improves the setup time of large pots.   North Star offers two grades (thicknesses) of Medex Pottery Wheel Bats, the Iron Star Bats which are a thicker grade of Medex suitable for durable production and oversized bats and NorthStar's Forever Bats, a thinner grade of Medex suitable for the classroom and other situations where high weight capacity and long term durability is not as critical.  Both series of bats are stocked in the Dogwood Ceramic Supply showroom and warehouse.

 


 

 

North Star Blue Plastic Pottery Wheel Throwing Bats


Kilns in Dogwood Showroom & Warehouse stock logo   North Star Blue Plastic Pottery Wheel Throwing Bats

 

     North Star's Blue Plastic Bats are made from 3/8" thick HDPE blue plastic finished with a matte pebble grain on both sides.  Designed to hold and release clay more easily than other plastic bats on the market, North Star's Blue Plastic Bats are ideal for the classroom as the bats can be easily cleaned and dried for use by the next class.  The Blue Plastic Throwing Bats are cut from sheets of industrial plastic and some flex (typically a few millimeters) is possible.  Use in the classroom where cleanliness is more critical than absolute flat surface produced by the manufactured wood (Medex) bats.  Heavily stocked in the Dogwood Ceramic Supply showroom and warehouse, the Blue Plastic Pottery Wheel bats are sold individually and in money saving master cartons.


 

 

 

 

 

North Star Extruder Dies


Advance order required #925 Accessory Die Set North Star Extruder Dies

 

    The North Star 950 Stainless Steel Extruder package includes 24 different dies.  Beyond those basic shapes and sizes, North Star offers nearly 6 dozen additional dies sold individually and in money saving sets.  Available with advance order. 



 

North Star Shelf Trucks and Ware Carts

Advance order required North Star Shelf Truck North Star 600 Shelf Truck
     
Advance order required North Star Shelf Truck North Star 602 Shelf Truck Package 
     
Advance order required North Star VersaCab North Star 625 VersaCab Drying Cabinet
     

 

   

     North Star's industrial quality Shelf Truck (what others might call a Ware Cart) and Drying Cabinet are perfect for the pottery studio or classroom or in any work space needing high weight capacity, easy rolling carts.  Most often ordered in sets of 3 or more, the Shelf Trucks are available with advance order.








Absolute Best Warranty in the Industry*.


   * How good is the North Star Life Time Warranty on their professional products?  When Hurricane Katrina struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast there were a large number of North Star Super Series Slab Rollers that were immersed in salt water from the huge storm surge of the hurricane.  Dogwood Ceramic Supply contacted North Star and spoke to Bob and Rhonda who said "don't worry, North Star's Lifetime Warranty will take care of the problem".  So Dogwood Ceramic Supply contacted every customer we could locate and packed up every slab roller that could be found to be returned to North Star.  Dogwood paid the shipping to return piles of rusting steel and bent aluminum rollers to the North Star Factory. North Star rebuilt every slab roller to good as new condition.  This level of service is what Dogwood Ceramic Supply calls the "absolute best warranty in the industry"



 

 

 





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