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Bat for Scrappys_Squirts Birthday!

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Project by scrappy posted 10-13-2009 05:48 AM 2083 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a bat I made tonight for Scrappys_Squirt It is her birthday today! (god I am getting old) haha

She has taken to walking around the neighborhood as part of her excersize program. There are a couple of dogs running loose occassionally and any time a women is out and about she should have something to protect herself with. (she is mean enough to use it also) hahaha (except on a dog, won’t hit them but will let them bite it instead of her)

It is 14 inch long and 2 1/2 inch at the big end. Weighs about 5 pounds so heavy enough to do the trick and light enough to carry along. Eucalyptus branch.

Sanded to 240 grit. Did not want it real smooth to make it hard to hold onto. No finish. Want it to age and color naturally from being handled.

Nice to do a quick project and have it turn out quick. The last “Quick” thing I did took 4 hours. haha this only took 1 hour start to no finish.

Please let me know what you think.

Thanks for looking.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!





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#1 posted 10-13-2009 06:23 AM

Great little project Scrappy.

Since it is 5lb she can use it as part of her exercise program as well while she is walking.

It might be easire for her to carry it if there is a strap through it, like a picec or rawhide.

I am sure she will love it.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#2 posted 10-13-2009 06:28 AM

They call this a black jacks or night sticks in most places. I guess this will give her advanced training for the police academy. LOL

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#3 posted 10-13-2009 08:03 AM

I want one too! ;] Except I’d use it to fend off my cat from stealing all my space on the bed… when he gets mad about me moving him he can bite that instead of my arm.

-- Lisa Chan, custom cafts and yarn accessories, http://www.grippingyarn.com

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#4 posted 10-13-2009 08:17 AM

Thanks alot Dad I love it! Oh and as far as being mean enough to use it your right I am, and that includes the dogs, if its them or me I can tell you what it isn’t going to be me I wouldn’t want to but I’d defend myself if it ever came to that. Thanks again its a good weight Love you Amanda

-- Amanda

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#5 posted 10-13-2009 11:18 AM

good one !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 10-13-2009 01:00 PM

Nice job Scrappy. My first lathe project 26 years ago was a baseball bat for my kids. It lasted for years and was a favourite toy. Now I can think about making some for my grand children (still a couple of years before they’re ready).

-- Ken in Sharbot Lake, Ontario

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#7 posted 10-13-2009 01:55 PM

Nice “Persuader”, Scrappy!!
A few years back, I was walking to work and found a Rock Maple headboard that somebody had tossed. They had wrenched the pins out of the turned uprights with the rails somehow… Even in the alley, I couldn’t help but notice the turned part already had a useful segment… A couple cuts later, and I had thisA serious persuader
Almost exactly 13” long, it’s a little undersized for the Major Leagues, but I keep it handy… You never know in the Big City… ;)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#8 posted 10-13-2009 02:33 PM

Very handy for “attitude adjustments”

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#9 posted 10-13-2009 03:01 PM

Looks like an old time Billie Club!

That should do the trick!

-- Having fun...Eric

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#10 posted 10-13-2009 05:53 PM

What do I think of it Scrappy? Well first off I’m glad my wife doesn’t have it. Secondly after reading Fox News on the web every day, I think it is the perfect present to give a young lady and thirdly I think you did a nice job on it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 10-13-2009 10:26 PM

Nice looking club unless you are getting hit with it. Good handle won’t slip out of her hand very easy. Might want to add a strap so she can have her hand though it. I bet you had fun with this. Next one add some spikes on the end, so it will look like Fred Flintstones club?

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#12 posted 10-13-2009 10:50 PM

Hi great job well done . I bought something similar to that in America made from aluminium I still have it LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#13 posted 10-13-2009 11:11 PM

I think I’ll go out to the shop and make one.

-- Abe Low, Fine furniture, Sacramento, CA

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#14 posted 10-14-2009 01:53 AM

Thanks for all the great comments everyone. I just hope she doesn’t get mad at me! haha

Didn’t put a strap on it for her because she has some leather strips and wanted to braid her own.

Sorry to say, it is a neccessity when out walking to have some protection. I am sure it would dissuade anyone who get on the wrong side of her.

Littlecope, I know what you mean about finding a shape allready for use. A couple of my small turnings are from an old chair leg. All I did was add a little flair to the shape.

Good will is another place to find “broken” furniture, just waiting to be re-purposed. haha

Thanks Again.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#15 posted 10-14-2009 06:33 AM

Good job. Make another for the other hand. Keep the exercise balanced. too bad she has to carry it out walking, but that is the way of the 21st century in America:-((

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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