Throwing Rib

All the MKM Throwing Tools™ are handmade from beautiful hardwood and finished to resist water for a lifetime. Each rib head is made from the same wood, and is attached to the handle using a stainless screw, two washers, and a metal insert in the handle. The rib heads can be interchanged with other MKM Ribs, or rotated and then retightened. These tools are made to last a lifetime and to be of the very highest quality.
MKM Throwing Tools    Benefits:
1) Low friction rib heads. Won’t torque walls.
2) Different sizes and shapes for different forms.
2) Forms the wall as desired through a very narrow opening.
3) Rib heads are interchangeable and replaceable.
4) Made to last a lifetime.

Product  Code Dimensions
Buy Now Should Tool MKMT1  73/4" long 
Buy Now Tall Jar Tool MKMT2  12" long 
Buy Now Medium Double Ended Throwing Tool MKMT3C  131/2" long 
Buy Now Large Double Ended Throwing Tool MKMT3D  191/2" long 
MKMT1 in use  MKMT3C in use  MKMT2 in use 
Using the Shoulder Tool Using the Med. Double Ended Tool Using the Tall Jar Tool
How to use the MKM Ultimate Throwing Stick™
When using the MKM Throwing Tools™, there are only two things that need to be kept in mind. 1) The rib needs to be tightly screwed to the handle on the throwing tools (You don't want the ribs on the throwing tools to rotate or shift position when they are being used) and, 2) when using the throwing tools, be sure the rib is positioned at a trailing angle to the clay wall, rather than at right angles or at a leading angle -- much as you would use a rib on the outside of a clay wall. You want the rib to smoothly trail over the clay wall. This reduces any possibility of the rib chattering against the clay.
You may rotate the ribs to position them at any angle that works for you, just make sure to re-tighten the rib screw.
Should you wish to replace the rib with another rib – either a different MKM rib, or one that you have made - simply unscrew the rib from the handle and put the new rib on. Should different size washers be needed, they are available from your local hardware store.
The rib can be attached to either side of the handle, depending on the direction of rotation of your pottery wheel.

If you have further questions, please either visit the MKM Pottery Tools website at