At class Thursday night I finished both of the softball bats.
First step was to burnish the bats using a dog’s chew bone (without the meaty center :-) ). This was done with the bats loaded into the lathe, but with the lathe off.
With that completed it was time to coat the bats with oil (natural Danish oil). This was done with the lathe spinning at the slowest speed.
And finally the bats were shined using handfuls of shavings (courtesy of the dust collection system). With the lathe running on slow both hands were loaded up with shavings and pressed up to the bat.
I’ll post this as a project once I get some more pictures taken but for now this will have to do.
-- Chelle http://artsgranddaughter.blogspot.com