Tonight I pulled three handles with much better success than the first night I tried. Must have a very light touch and gently squeeze from the top of the carrot (of clay) downward. And, wait until my right hand is off the clay before rotating the carrot or shit 🙂
I really enjoy the trimming process. Very meditative! I put a hand mirror in front of the wheel to watch what I was trimming. Works much better than leaning over to the side to check. Dang dollar store mirror is warped, good thing it was only a dollar.