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i'm a believer (bat grabber)

updated fri 16 apr 04

 

Judi Buchanan on tue 13 apr 04


I love mine for throwing on tiles. Many times a 4 inch tile is
sufficient and that saves a lot of shelf space. A Grabber will also hold
a sanding disc on the wheel head or a sheet of foam for trimming. I also
love 'um.
Judi Buchanan,Flutter-by Pottery
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Got myself a set o' Bat Grabbers at NCECA and just using them the last
two days throwing PFP water filters and
pots for the spring sale. Most of my masonite bats are 9 years old,
having been purchased when I bought my
wheel, and their pin holes are stretched such that the bats wobble while
throwing. No more! THe bat grabber
does work!!! :) Haven't used it yet for trimming - it's too dang wet
here this week, so nothing's getting dry
- but shall try it. Don't see why it wouldn't work.

No relation to the company, YMMV, but I love 'em.

L
L. P. Skeen http://www.living-tree.net
Living Tree Pottery
Summerfield, NC

Anne Webb on tue 13 apr 04


>Got myself a set o' Bat Grabbers at NCECA and just using them the last two
>days throwing PFP water filters and pots for the spring sale.

Lisa.. what is a PFP water filter?
thanks..anne

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Lisa Skeen on tue 13 apr 04


Got myself a set o' Bat Grabbers at NCECA and just using them the last two days throwing PFP water filters and
pots for the spring sale. Most of my masonite bats are 9 years old, having been purchased when I bought my
wheel, and their pin holes are stretched such that the bats wobble while throwing. No more! THe bat grabber
does work!!! :) Haven't used it yet for trimming - it's too dang wet here this week, so nothing's getting dry
- but shall try it. Don't see why it wouldn't work.

No relation to the company, YMMV, but I love 'em.

L
L. P. Skeen http://www.living-tree.net
Living Tree Pottery
Summerfield, NC

Steve Dalton on wed 14 apr 04


I've been thinking of getting a set but couldn't find anyone around who
had a set.
Let us know how it works out for trimming.

Steve Dalton
Clear Creek Pottery
Snohomish, Wa
clearcreekpottery.com

On Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at 11:01 AM, Lisa Skeen wrote:

> Got myself a set o' Bat Grabbers at NCECA

Sue Beach on wed 14 apr 04


I bought a set, too, and I agree with Lisa. My homemade wheel is such that I've
had to rig up ways to attach bats to the wheel head. No more. Wooden bats,
plastic bats, whatever... Bat Grabber holds 'em.

I have used them for trimming, too. They work best for wide low pieces & not so
well for tall narrow pieces, but they do work. Great product. Usual disclaimers.

Sue Beach

Quoting Lisa Skeen :

> Got myself a set o' Bat Grabbers at NCECA and just using them the last two
> days throwing PFP water filters and
> pots for the spring sale. Most of my masonite bats are 9 years old, having
> been purchased when I bought my
> wheel, and their pin holes are stretched such that the bats wobble while
> throwing. No more! THe bat grabber
> does work!!! :) Haven't used it yet for trimming - it's too dang wet here
> this week, so nothing's getting dry
> - but shall try it. Don't see why it wouldn't work.
>
> No relation to the company, YMMV, but I love 'em.
>
> L
> L. P. Skeen http://www.living-tree.net
> Living Tree Pottery
> Summerfield, NC
>
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Veena Raghavan on wed 14 apr 04


They are great for trimming too.

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>Got myself a set o' Bat Grabbers at NCECA<



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Maurice Weitman on wed 14 apr 04


Hi, Lisa, and fellow sufferers of widened BAT holes.

I guess I missed your original post, but I saw in a message today
that you wrote:

> Most of my masonite bats are 9 years old, having
> been purchased when I bought my
> wheel, and their pin holes are stretched such that the bats wobble while
> throwing.

You can reclaim these masonite bats by drilling a couple of new
holes. I've used bats that have six holes and they work just fine.

You can drill the new ones by putting a good bat on top of the bad
and drill right through the good holes.

Whala!

Regards,
Maurice

Lisa Skeen on wed 14 apr 04


PFP = Potters for Peace. A technoguy at Carolina needed a potter to throw a couple for him, so he came over on
Monday, and we mixed the clay in my Petunia Pugger and I threw the filters. Hopefully, one of 'em will work
like he envisions, because it will be a major big deal for folks in those 3rd world countries that use the
filters if it does.
L. P. Skeen http://www.living-tree.net
Living Tree Pottery
Summerfield, NC


> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: I'm a Believer (Bat Grabber)
> From: "Anne Webb"
> Date: Tue, April 13, 2004 9:14 pm
> To: CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
>
> >Got myself a set o' Bat Grabbers at NCECA and just using them the last
> two
> >days throwing PFP water filters and pots for the spring sale.
>
> Lisa.. what is a PFP water filter?
> thanks..anne
>
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Rikki Gill on thu 15 apr 04


Those filters do work. Potters for peace has been teaching local potters
[ in places that need clean water] how to make them for years. PFP is a
wonderful organization.
Rikki Gill
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lisa Skeen"
To:
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 10:42 AM
Subject: Re: I'm a Believer (Bat Grabber)


PFP = Potters for Peace. A technoguy at Carolina needed a potter to throw a
couple for him, so he came over on
Monday, and we mixed the clay in my Petunia Pugger and I threw the filters.
Hopefully, one of 'em will work
like he envisions, because it will be a major big deal for folks in those
3rd world countries that use the
filters if it does.
L. P. Skeen http://www.living-tree.net
Living Tree Pottery
Summerfield, NC

Lisa Skeen on thu 15 apr 04


Rikki,

I know the filters work; the person I'm working with is looking at making them work BETTER, ie: filter more
stuff.
L. P. Skeen http://www.living-tree.net
Living Tree Pottery
Summerfield, NC


> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: I'm a Believer (Bat Grabber)
> From: "Rikki Gill"
> Date: Thu, April 15, 2004 7:27 am
> To: CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
>
> Those filters do work. Potters for peace has been teaching local
> potters [ in places that need clean water] how to make them for years.
> melpots@pclink.com.