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

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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 1647 days ago

Very cool.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#2 posted 1647 days ago

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 1647 days ago

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 1647 days ago

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 1647 days ago

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 1647 days ago

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 1647 days ago

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 1647 days ago

Interesting idea.

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

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Frankie Talarico Jr.

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#9 posted 1647 days ago

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 1646 days ago

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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mcoyfrog

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#11 posted 1641 days ago

NICE

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

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