|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 10-21-2016 10:56 PM||777 views||0 times favorited||23 comments|
This is a bat that will be used at school for taking measurements when the students make theirs. After this photo, I marked lines on it at every 5 inches for gauge points or targets for the student to use to set all their diameters and then blend them into a curve to make the bat.
I have them using a parting tool and spring caliper and keep cutting until the caliper fits over the part.
The blue inlay in the one I made was needed due to a mistake. I had a couple of calipers out and I cut one groove there that was supposed to be the next one down and therefore I had to fill it or scrap the bat.
None of our bats are to be used for hitting hard balls unless we find a good clean piece of ash.
This one was make from a dry birch branch I had in the barn and is finished with clear lacquer.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!