The main goal of Lucy Clay company is and has always been making high-quality and reliable tools that would meet expectations of all clayers – from beginners to professionals.
That is why LUCY CLAY creates tools in cooperation with polymer clay professionals and always takes into consideration the customer’s feedback.
Prototype and the second model.
The process of creating a perfect tool sometimes takes several years and a lot of tests and projects. The evolution of Mini Slicer started in 2014 with the first prototype of Mini Slicer. The idea behind it was to create a light and compact slicing tool for those who do not have much space in their workshop or travel a lot and need to have a sharp and reliable slicer with them. The first model was made of dibond panel, was small and pretty light -11.6 oz (329 g). It had the blade mounted on an arm. The clay sat on a moving base that one would move by hand. Which, in fact, was one of the biggest disadvantages of this model, as it did not allow to advance the clay and cut with a precision consistently thin slices. It was basic and simple but very safe.
Model 2019 – DIY-kit.
This year, in 2019, LC launched a new, updated version on LC “baby slicer” – LC Mini Slicer for polymer clay. It got bigger, more stable and got an LC Ease – a mechanism that allowed to move the platform with clay and, therefore, consistently cut thin and precise slices of polymer clay. It was made of new material – MDF (wooden board) and was delivered as a DIY toolkit. The assembly process would take about 20-30 mins and needed using glue and assembling some small parts.
There was many positive comments and reviews on this updated third generation (read the review by The Blue Bottle Tree here). Nevertheless, many customers really did not like the assembly process and, especially, glueing.
Redesigned LC Mini Slicer V4.
We analysed all feedbacks, worked on it and now LUCY CLAY is happy to present you the new updated version of LC Mini Slicer – the best compact mini slicing tool for polymer clay.
What is new about this updated model?
Firstly, it is very easy to assemble, comparing to the previous models as it is preassembled. There are only 2 screws to attach the blade arch and you are ready to use. No more glueing, difficult assembling and long instructions. Thanks to its moving base, you can slice very thin slices of constant width. There is no grid needed since you can just turn the black knob (full or 1/2) to move the platform forward (1 or 1/2 mm).
How hard it is to assemble it?
As mentioned, all you need to do is to screw 2 screws and you are ready. Watch the video instructions:
How big is the gap between the blade and backstop support?
It is about 1.625″ (4.13 cm), so it would be the shortest cane you could cut. But you can fill the gap using an acrylic block attached to the back.
How thin can it cut?
Using Mini Slicer, you can cut slices as thin as 0.04″ (1mm). Thanks to an LC Ease, you can keep them constantly thin.
Where can I buy it?