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## bat problem

### Carl Cravens on wed 10 aug 11

I saw a similar product on axner.com yesterday. The "Bat Sheet".

Ann Testa=3D
wrote:

For years I used a "bat grabber" to keep =3D
my bat from shifting on the wheel
& it did a great job. Earlier this week t=3D
he bat grabber fell apart. So I
pulled out a rubber-like disk that I had pu=3D
rchased at NCECA several years
ago for the purpose of keeping bats in place=3D
-- it really didn't work very
well. Then I did some research & someone sug=3D
gested that I use the rubber
mesh that one uses to line cupboards -- didn't=3D
work. Other than drilling
new holes in my bats, does someone have another =3D
solution? I sure miss the
"bat grabber", but I don't think they are being m=3D

Ann Testa
_www.anntesta.com_ (http://www.anntesta.com)

### Bruce Ciske on wed 10 aug 11

Bailey Pottery offers a bat gripper that may be what you are looking for:=
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=3D20=3D20

http://www.baileypottery.com/potterywheels/baileybatgripper.htm

### terri roy on wed 10 aug 11

Hi Ann=3D0A=3DA0=3D0AGo to a sports shop and buy a PVA towel (I think gener=
ally u=3D
sed by swimmers).=3DA0 Use your bat as a template, Cut into a circle with a=
c=3D
ouple of holes for the bat pins and away you go.=3D0A=3DA0=3D0A=3DA0=3D0A=
=3D0AFrom: Ann=3D
Testa =3D0ATo: Clayart@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG=3D0ASent: =
Wedn=3D
esday, August 10, 2011 11:35:11 AM=3D0ASubject: Bat Problem=3D0A=3D0AFor ye=
ars I =3D
used a "bat grabber" to keep my bat from shifting on the=3DA0 wheel=3D0A& i=
t di=3D
d a great job.=3DA0 Earlier this week the bat grabber=3DA0 fell apart.=3DA0=
So I=3D
=3D0Apulled out a rubber-like disk that I had purchased at=3DA0 NCECA sever=
al y=3D
ears=3D0Aago for the purpose of keeping bats in place=3DA0 -- it=3DA0 reall=
y didn=3D
't work very=3D0Awell.=3DA0 Then I did some research & someone=3DA0 suggest=
ed tha=3D
t I use the rubber=3D0Amesh that one uses to line cupboards -- didn't=3DA0 =
work=3D
.=3DA0 Other than drilling=3D0Anew holes in my bats, does someone have anot=
her=3D
=3DA0 solution?=3DA0 I sure miss the=3D0A"bat grabber", but I don't think t=
hey ar=3D
e being=3DA0 made anymore.=3D0A=3D0AAnn Testa=3D0A_www.anntesta.com_ (http:=
//www.an=3D
ntesta.com)

### Ann Testa on wed 10 aug 11

For years I used a "bat grabber" to keep my bat from shifting on the wheel
& it did a great job. Earlier this week the bat grabber fell apart. So I
pulled out a rubber-like disk that I had purchased at NCECA several years
ago for the purpose of keeping bats in place -- it really didn't work ver=
y
well. Then I did some research & someone suggested that I use the rubber
mesh that one uses to line cupboards -- didn't work. Other than drilling
new holes in my bats, does someone have another solution? I sure miss the
"bat grabber", but I don't think they are being made anymore.

Ann Testa
_www.anntesta.com_ (http://www.anntesta.com)

### June on wed 10 aug 11

Ann,

You can get a piece of 1" foam (not too soft, and attach it to a bat using =
contact paper with adhesive on both sides. Cut both to fit whatever size ba=
t you want to use, then put it on the wheelhead and use a medium point magi=
c marker to make concentric circles.

June
http://www.shambhalapottery.com
http://www.shambhalapottery.blogspot.com

----- Original Message -----
From: Ann Testa
To: Clayart@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
Sent: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 15:35:11 -0000 (UTC)
Subject: Bat Problem

For years I used a "bat grabber" to keep my bat from shifting on the wheel
& it did a great job. Earlier this week the bat grabber fell apart. So I
pulled out a rubber-like disk that I had purchased at NCECA several years
ago for the purpose of keeping bats in place -- it really didn't work ver=
y
well. Then I did some research & someone suggested that I use the rubber
mesh that one uses to line cupboards -- didn't work. Other than drilling
new holes in my bats, does someone have another solution? I sure miss the
"bat grabber", but I don't think they are being made anymore.

Ann Testa
_www.anntesta.com_ (http://www.anntesta.com)

### James A. Monk on wed 10 aug 11

Ann,

I make my own bats, and it you are interested I will give you the
instruction off list.

James Alton Monk
785-224-6788

-----Original Message-----
From: Clayart [mailto:Clayart@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG] On Behalf Of Ann Testa
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 10:35 AM
To: Clayart@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
Subject: Bat Problem

For years I used a "bat grabber" to keep my bat from shifting on the wheel
& it did a great job. Earlier this week the bat grabber fell apart. So I
pulled out a rubber-like disk that I had purchased at NCECA several years
ago for the purpose of keeping bats in place -- it really didn't work ver=
y
well. Then I did some research & someone suggested that I use the rubber
mesh that one uses to line cupboards -- didn't work. Other than drilling
new holes in my bats, does someone have another solution? I sure miss the
"bat grabber", but I don't think they are being made anymore.

Ann Testa
_www.anntesta.com_ (http://www.anntesta.com)

### Gayle Bair on wed 10 aug 11

Hi Anne,

I've made bat grabbers out of that kids craft foam (it comes in large sheet=
s
that nearly fits the entire bat head.Hwever the fastest solution is to use=
d
some wet paper toweling. You may need a layer or two (I've even used layer=
s
of wet newspaper) on you bat pins and replace the bat. You don't want to us=
e
so much that it makes the bat wobble.

Best regards,
--
Gayle Bair
Bainbridge Island WA
Tucson AZ
gayle@claybair.com
www.claybair.com
On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 8:35 AM, Ann Testa wrote:

> For years I used a "bat grabber" to keep my bat from shifting on the whe=
el
> & it did a great job. Earlier this week the bat grabber fell apart. So=
I
> pulled out a rubber-like disk that I had purchased at NCECA several year=
s
> ago for the purpose of keeping bats in place -- it really didn't work
> very
> well. Then I did some research & someone suggested that I use the rubbe=
r
> mesh that one uses to line cupboards -- didn't work. Other than drillin=
g
> new holes in my bats, does someone have another solution? I sure miss t=
he
> "bat grabber", but I don't think they are being made anymore.
>
> Ann Testa
> _www.anntesta.com_ (http://www.anntesta.com)
>

### Randall Moody on wed 10 aug 11

Throw a thin slab of clay on the wheel head and attach the bat to that.

On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 11:35 AM, Ann Testa wrote:

> For years I used a "bat grabber" to keep my bat from shifting on the whe=
el
> & it did a great job. Earlier this week the bat grabber fell apart. So=
I
> pulled out a rubber-like disk that I had purchased at NCECA several year=
s
> ago for the purpose of keeping bats in place -- it really didn't work
> very
> well. Then I did some research & someone suggested that I use the rubbe=
r
> mesh that one uses to line cupboards -- didn't work. Other than drillin=
g
> new holes in my bats, does someone have another solution? I sure miss t=
he
> "bat grabber", but I don't think they are being made anymore.
>
> Ann Testa
> _www.anntesta.com_ (http://www.anntesta.com)
>

--
Randall in Atlanta
http://wrandallmoody.com

### Susan Fox Hirschmann on thu 11 aug 11

Hi Ann,
Yes they are being made once again: I too had to throw away the old ones fr=
=3D
om deterioration....got them at Bailey ceramics...
I wash them promptly when done and put them on a dry towel and think it is =
=3D
preserving the life....I never leave them on the wheel head when not being =
=3D
used.
You can check them out at:
http://www.baileypottery.com/potterywheels/baileybatgripper.htm
=3DA0
Also, I think these new ones are better made (nicer materials.)
By the way, I do think of you often, Ann!
Warm regards,
Susan
susan fox hirschmann
www.potteryart.biz

--- On Wed, 8/10/11, Ann Testa wrote:

From: Ann Testa
Subject: Bat Problem
To: Clayart@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 11:35 AM

For years I used a "bat grabber" to keep my bat from shifting on the=3DA0 w=
he=3D
el
& it did a great job.=3DA0 Earlier this week the bat grabber=3DA0 fell apar=
t.=3D
=3DA0 So I
pulled out a rubber-like disk that I had purchased at=3DA0 NCECA several ye=
ar=3D
s
ago for the purpose of keeping bats in place=3DA0 -- it=3DA0 really didn't =
work=3D
very
well.=3DA0 Then I did some research & someone=3DA0 suggested that I use the=
rub=3D
ber
mesh that one uses to line cupboards -- didn't=3DA0 work.=3DA0 Other than d=
rill=3D
ing
new holes in my bats, does someone have another=3DA0 solution?=3DA0 I sure =
miss=3D
the
"bat grabber", but I don't think they are being=3DA0 made anymore.

Ann Testa
_www.anntesta.com_ (http://www.anntesta.com)

### Ric Swenson on thu 11 aug 11

In China I use batts thrown from fired Saggar clay ( dia. about 14 inches =
and about 1 inch thick)...durable and help to dry the foot area or pots. Th=
ey cost 9.5 RMB each...\$1.60 and last forever. Attach to the wheel head on=
a slurry of clay...release...small prying with a steel tool. Wet the batt=
and the slurry and attach the next batt.

I bought 20 more last week and filled them with big bowls yesterday in abou=
t 4 hours.

Works for me.

Best,

Ric

Richard H. ("Ric") Swenson, Teacher,
Office of International Cooperation and Exchange of Jingdezhen Ceramic Inst=
itute,
TaoYang Road, Eastern Suburb, Jingdezhen City.
JiangXi Province, P.R. of China.
Postal code 333001.

Mobile/cellular phone : 86 13767818872

< RicSwenson0823@hotmail.com>

> Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 15:36:41 -0400
> From: randall.moody@GMAIL.COM
> Subject: Re: Bat Problem
> To: Clayart@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
>
> Throw a thin slab of clay on the wheel head and attach the bat to that.
>
> On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 11:35 AM, Ann Testa wrot=
e:
>
> > For years I used a "bat grabber" to keep my bat from shifting on the wh=
eel
> > & it did a great job. Earlier this week the bat grabber fell apart. So =
I
> > pulled out a rubber-like disk that I had purchased at NCECA several yea=
rs
> > ago for the purpose of keeping bats in place -- it really didn't work
> > very
> > well. Then I did some research & someone suggested that I use the rubbe=
r
> > mesh that one uses to line cupboards -- didn't work. Other than drillin=
g
> > new holes in my bats, does someone have another solution? I sure miss t=
he
> > "bat grabber", but I don't think they are being made anymore.
> >
> > Ann Testa
> > _www.anntesta.com_ (http://www.anntesta.com)
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Randall in Atlanta
> http://wrandallmoody.com

### Vince Pitelka on thu 11 aug 11

James A. Monk wrote:
Ann, I make my own bats, and it you are interested I will give you the
instruction off list.

James -
If you are willing to share them with people off-list, then how about
sharing them with everyone on-list? That's what this list is all about.
- Vince

Vince Pitelka
Appalachian Center for Craft
Tennessee Tech University
vpitelka@dtccom.net; wpitelka@tntech.edu
http://iweb.tntech.edu/wpitelka