mcfarland on fri 3 oct 97
The product you are looking for is called Med-x, not Red-x. It is used to =
road signs because it is both water tight and durable. I get mine from a =
hardwoods store. MedX is great stuff. Costs about =2445.00 per sheet out =
I remember correctly. Made my bats about five years ago. No coatings =
and a perfect texture for adhering the clay to for throwing.
Sue, in Illinois where the colors are coming on, the sun is shinning and of
course, the wind is blowing.
Sandra Dwiggins on sat 4 oct 97
Okay folks, there is a great batt-lady in Maine on this list who will do
Med-x batts for a very small sum, if the order is big enough,and ship
them to you, any size you wish. Several people at my studio got
together and gave her a big order last year and the batts are terrific...I
don't have the power tools necessary to cut my own, and her prices
were very good, even with the shipping.
Med-x is great stuff--no coating necessary...last forever with care.
If the batt-lady wants to make more batts, she could identify herself.
Vince Pitelka on sat 4 oct 97
>The product you are looking for is called Med-x, not Red-x. It is used to make
>road signs because it is both water tight and durable. I get mine from a fine
>hardwoods store. MedX is great stuff. Costs about $45.00 per sheet out
>I remember correctly. Made my bats about five years ago. No coatings needed
>and a perfect texture for adhering the clay to for throwing.
Thanks for the info. I received several posts about Medex (sounds like a
prescription drug), and it sounds like the same thing. So, anyone out there
who is interested in this stuff, apparently it is called Medex nationally.
The stuff I used in Northern California 25 years ago was called Red-X. It
was printed many times on each sheet, but it sounds like exactly the same
stuff. Super for bats, as Sue indicates above.
Vince Pitelka - vpitelka@DeKalb.net
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