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I will be making bats also. To date, I have been using plaster and I
replace them as they chip or break.
I use a simple pie tin mold, them secure the bat to the wheel using clay.
Reading this thread leads me to believe there is a better way. I look
forward to more suggestions!
One question though....Using polyurethane so they don't absorb water? I
thought I wanted the bat to absorb water so the bat "sticks". Please
explain. I am a painter, not a potter.
----- Original Message -----
From: Dennis Freeman <freemad>
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <artsednet>
Sent: Saturday, August 05, 2000 11:45 PM
Subject: Re: wheel bats
> on 8/7/00 1:31 AM, Batmom44 at Batmom44 wrote:
> > I plan on making some masonite bats for our wheels. I just think they
> > work better for me. I
> > can't seem to locate the masonite ones in a catalogue so I think that I
> > just make them.
> > Reatha
> Reatha - What you can find in the catalogs are plastic bats, sold as
> "Plastibats". They can be keyed to your wheel with pins or set into a
> pad. Either way, they don't warp or chip, last years longer than masonite
> are easy to clean. If you do go with masonite, I would seal them w/
> polyurethane so they don't absorb water. - Dennis in Wyo.
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