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bat grabbers

updated thu 31 aug 06

 

Sue Beach on sun 6 aug 06


Does anyone have a Bat Grabber or two they aren't using & might like to
sell? Their website still says the grabbers are unavailable. Mine are
about worn out.

Sue Beach
BeachWare
Muncie, IN

Nancy Braches on sun 6 aug 06


Sue

I have a bat grabber and I "hate" it. More than happy to get rid of it. I think I used it or tried to use it about 5 times. It does have my name written on it since I originally bought it when I was taking some classes. But if you want it, it is yours.

Nancy
Hilltop pottery

Sue Beach wrote: Does anyone have a Bat Grabber or two they aren't using & might like to
sell? Their website still says the grabbers are unavailable. Mine are
about worn out.

Sue Beach
BeachWare
Muncie, IN

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Nancy Braches on mon 7 aug 06


I gave my bat grabber to Sue and I hope she gets lots of use out of it.

I didn't care for them but I do use something similar and it's very easy for everyone to find. The rubber type drawer liners that are meshlike. They are made of a similar material and a lot cheaper. You buy the 2ft roll for about $4-$6 and just cut circles to match your bats. There is a 12" wide and an 18" wide available. Then I just push the cirle through the bat pins to make holes and put he bat on top. They don't last as long as the bat grabbers do but they sure work in a pinch for those bats that have a little warp in them.

Nancy
Hilltop Pottery



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Mark Issenberg on mon 7 aug 06


I really like my Bat Grabbers that i bought two years ago or three,, They
are falling apart and look bad but they still hold my old worn out bats on the
wheel. When im in the groove i end up using all my bats and i still need the
bats that have been drilled twice at this point. I guess i could redrill the
bats and fill the old worn out bats , but thats another job, so much easier to
use the bat grabber.. YES im lazy..
I have some bats that i use for special pots. I like the hard plastic one
with no holes through them for my Ikabana containers. I also like to let
students and friends use them because the water slip and clay dont mess the up. I
find the most students and friends use WAY to much water throwing which in
turns messes up my masonite bats.

I would buy more bat grabbers if they are avalable

Mark on Lookout mtn

Sue Beach on tue 8 aug 06


My wheel is homemade & the wheelhead is a piece of birch and has no holes to
hold on bats. That is why I love the BatGrabbers - they hold in place the
plastic bats as well as the wooden ones. I now have an old shimpo electric that
we've recently rebuilt. The wheel head has holes for pins, but no pins. So I
need more Bat Grabbers. I've looked for them in several places (including some
suggested by ClayArters), but every place lists them as currently unavailable.

Thanks to ClayArter Nancy for offering me hers.

Sue Beach


Quoting Mark Issenberg :

> I really like my Bat Grabbers that i bought two years ago or three,, They
> are falling apart and look bad but they still hold my old worn out bats on
> the
> wheel. When im in the groove i end up using all my bats and i still need the
> bats that have been drilled twice at this point. I guess i could redrill the
> bats and fill the old worn out bats , but thats another job, so much easier
> to
> use the bat grabber.. YES im lazy..
> I have some bats that i use for special pots. I like the hard plastic one
> with no holes through them for my Ikabana containers. I also like to let
> students and friends use them because the water slip and clay dont mess the
> up. I
> find the most students and friends use WAY to much water throwing which in
> turns messes up my masonite bats.
>
> I would buy more bat grabbers if they are avalable
>
> Mark on Lookout mtn
>
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Loretta Wray on wed 9 aug 06


Nancy's right about the shelf liner making a decent "bat-grabber." I found
them to be a little too thick, they didn't leave enough pin head for the
bat to grab. I bought a synthetic chamois (for drying cars after ya
wash 'em) at the local car parts store. (The actual suede ones get
too "gooey" when wet.) The synthetic one that works for me is a little
stiffer and has tiny pinholes in it. Instead of cutting out holes for the
pins, I just cut out 2 notches at the edge deep enough to allow the pins
to fit. I've been using it for a couple years and it's good as new!!

My bat grabbers were great, but they've disintegrated! The chamois is a
heckuva lot cheaper and seems to last longer!

Loretta

Ann Testa on tue 29 aug 06


For information on Bat Grabbers go to _http://batgrabber.com/_
(http://batgrabber.com/)

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