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My second Bat. I will post the other with this soon.

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Project by Lupo posted 02-17-2010 03:30 AM 1252 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
My second Bat. I will post the other with this soon.
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This was the Second one I did and was turned on a Lathe. The first one was for my Brother and was done completely by hand. There is I think thirteen types of wood in it. Again using as much scrap as possible. It ended up being purchased as a Christmas present.





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jayjay

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#1 posted 02-17-2010 03:40 AM

Very cool.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#2 posted 02-17-2010 05:33 AM

Very nice! How does it hold up when hitting balls?

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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George Barreras

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#3 posted 02-17-2010 05:44 AM

That was going to be my question? I have played ball for over 30 years and I believe this bat as nice as it looks, will fly apart upon contact. Pitcher better wear body armor.

-- Nubs,Reserve

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norwood

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#4 posted 02-17-2010 07:17 AM

cool thats one way to cork a bat just put cork int the laminations or you could add ebony or oak to the mix to add weight

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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Lupo

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#5 posted 02-17-2010 09:44 AM

It was inspired by the movie the Natural but was nit meant to hit a ball! For those who question it I would hit a few to prove it’s strength! LOL

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Bob A in NJ

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#6 posted 02-17-2010 11:19 AM

I’ve been making bats lately also, some of them made of cherry laminations, They are very nice looking like this one.

When selling them or giving them away I tell people this is not meant to hit balls but rather more of a one-of-a- kind “Keepsake bat” and to be kept as a conversation piece and good luck charm.

It also can be used as a low tech Home – Security device when kindly asking an intruder to leave your dwelling. :-)

-- Bob A in NJ

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Vince

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#7 posted 02-17-2010 12:47 PM

Personaly… the chances of them breaking vs a solid bat are slim, but when you hit the ball your hands will sting like a mother %&^*##@. When you laminate boards like that the bat has far less flex when hitting the ball.

-- Vince

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KMJohnson

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#8 posted 02-17-2010 12:50 PM

Interesting idea.

-- Let's do it in the wood pile!

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Frankie Talarico Jr.

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#9 posted 02-17-2010 04:13 PM

its good to keep in your car, in case someone is getting bold. I call these a convincer, or persuader, people usually stop acting stupid at the sight of a bat… No intentions of ever using it just a mental overpower. Looks cool though. Are you going to eventually make an actual one piece slugger?

-- Live by what you believe, not what they want you to believe.

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Lupo

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#10 posted 02-17-2010 08:37 PM

I do agree! As the late great Buford “T” Justice said ” That was an attention getter! ” I made a bunch of little ones. Some of my first turnings were little bats that I made into keychains and gave to friends. I wood like to make a one piece big boy out of a log.

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#11 posted 02-22-2010 11:06 PM

NICE

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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