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Project by Mark Smith posted 06-06-2014 09:03 PM 614 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This baseball bat is made of black walnut. I glued up a lot of pieces to make the blank. The bat was turned on my Legacy CNC. It is 52 inches long, weighs almost 15 pounds, and the barrel has the 5 inch diameter. Why would anybody make such a thing? I have no idea! Actually I did it to see if I could, and I can. I’ll stick it on my webpage and see if it’s a seller. I’m going to keep this one but I may have some baseball fans out there that want one too. It would make a good conversation piece to have in the corner of the living room, assuming you’re a bachelor or your wife really likes baseball too! I have a feeling mine will never make it to the living room, so I’ll have to keep it in the office at my shop.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com





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Spoontaneous

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#1 posted 06-06-2014 09:43 PM

Looks like a ‘home run’. I used to live up in Louisville, KY…. and as part of the ‘Louisville Slugger’ legacy (which was really made over the river in Indiana) they had this huge bat installed next to the museum.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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Mark Smith

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#2 posted 06-06-2014 09:45 PM

At least my bat didn’t require a building permit! I’d also be willing to bet theirs isn’t made out of wood.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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#3 posted 06-06-2014 10:51 PM

New and improved bat, great for self defense with its long reach. Perfectly balanced, ready and waiting.

-- "We build our workshops. Then we enjoy the fruits of our labor by laboring for more fruits." - Me

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 06-06-2014 11:00 PM

Great conversation piece. Well done.
I like it!!!

I’ve been to the “Louisville Slugger” Factory & Museum….
The large bat is impressive, then again so is the arsenal of old lathes that turn the “real” bats.
Speaking of bats…. I turned one not to long ago.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 06-07-2014 06:44 PM

Get the handle real dirty and put some scratches and scuff marks on it. Then if anyone asks, tell ‘em you got at an antique auction and it once belonged to Paul Bunyan !

pretty cool conversation piece!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#6 posted 06-08-2014 06:24 AM

Very Nice Work Mark. Well Done! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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