Using the Bat Molds - Overview
Pour plaster into the mold of your choice.
Seat the larger half of the “Quick-Release” into the mold.
The smaller half of the Quick-Release is mounted on the wheel and will then center and secure the bat.
1. Pour plaster into mold and seat Quick-Release into back of mold.
2. Simply drop bat over the Quick-Release wheel head attachment and it’s centered & secure.
3. Apply measured clay paddy or slab to bat.
4. Draw clay down over bat and shape foot.
5. Test for thickness.
Step-by-Step: Lids and Bowls
1. Draw clay down over bat.
2. Pull up knob or form foot
Test for correct thickness and you’re done.
Bat Design Title
This optional method allows you to change the size, change the contour, or impress a pattern.
1. Roll out a clay slab cut to fit and place in mold. Center mold on wheel (A clay chuck or a Giffin Grip is helpful). Sponge and rib the slab to desired contour.
2. Impress or carve pattern if desired.
Wait until almost leather hard and then
apply multiple coats of mold soap to slab.
Pour mold and seat Quick-Release.
3. Thrown plate from patterned bat.
The Pure & Simple Bat Mold System
Plaster bats offer a definite advantage over other bats, they absorb moisture from the base of the clay form. Pots dry evenly and release easily, with no need for wire cutting. The Pure & Simple Bat Mold System allows you to make your own plaster bats simply and economically, for about a dollar a bat! Our “Quick-Release” wheelhead attachment will quickly and easily center and secure your bat perfectly every time.
Simply mix plaster and water together according to our formula. Pour the plaster into the mold, and then seat the “Quick-Release” into the back of the mold, making the concave triangular impression in the back of the bat. The bat then simply drops over the matching disk with the raised triangular shape which is mounted on the wheelhead, and the bat is locked on. This tongue & groove locking system achieves a superior bat.
Domed Bats allow you to throw lids and plates, complete, at one sitting! You actually throw them upside down on the domed bat. You can form the foot or the knob at the same time. Trimming is eliminated, cutting your work in half! This system is faster. It’s easier. And it assures you a more uniform product.