Clay extrusion is an extremely useful way to make the things you need to make, and this manual clay extruder can extrude clay into a number of different shapes. Whether you want a solid clay shape or a hollow one, you can get bars, tubes, slabs and tiles in either one. It is possible to make an endless array of things with the many shapes that are possible from this extruder. The construction of this machine is pipe made from heavy-duty steel that has case-hardened stress points for durability. Ten pounds of clay will fit into the 4-inch-wide barrel. The end cap is easy to remove and it will hold your chosen die. You can make braids, twists, coils and other shapes by pulling on the handle. The mounting hardware is included to allow for it to be put on a table or wall.