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Re: wheel bats

From: D. L. Sterner (dsterner)
Date: Sun Aug 06 2000 - 17:10:10 PDT

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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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