"The day #26 brought the heat"

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Project by mgb_2x posted 02-18-2010 05:11 PM 2579 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Its a wood working project of sorts, if you consider a wood bat, 6×48 belt sander, torch and a little imagination woodworking. I did this for a good friend of mine. Doug is about as serious a baseball fan as you will ever know, little league, high school state champ in IL, Div 1A pitcher, serious Cardinal fan, president of the local Sunday morning league and avid memorabilia collector. Sponsors a big wiffle ball tournament every year. He is a tall lanky lefty that could really bring the heat, still pitches on occasion. His office is decorated from floor to ceiling with all types of baseball gear, lots of them have a story behind them. Doug has a great sense of humor, loves to make people laugh, can brag/laugh at his one accomplishments so I think this will fit right in.

I wonder if this now makes me an artist? Nah, just an old woodwroker.

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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#1 posted 02-18-2010 05:17 PM

That is a very clever idea. I’m sure your friend will enjoy it.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 02-18-2010 05:24 PM

I love this! ‘Three strikes and you’re out’, eh? I’m sure your friend will enjoy it.

-- "A day without sunshine is like...night."

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#3 posted 02-18-2010 05:33 PM

Yep, thats great, very funny

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#4 posted 02-18-2010 07:39 PM

Very cool.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#5 posted 02-18-2010 09:11 PM

Awesome Idea, he will enjoy

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#6 posted 02-18-2010 10:00 PM

soooo cool i love it

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

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#7 posted 02-18-2010 10:02 PM

Just couldn’t quit get that sucker lit, eh?

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#8 posted 02-19-2010 12:11 AM

When I first saw the bat I was thinking it was for a big steroid power hitter. He hits the ball so hard it burns his bat. After reading about it I like your idea much better. Bring the heat and burn one right by. Awsome!
Your friend has got to love this.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#9 posted 08-13-2010 04:52 AM

Thats really cool! Clever idea! Im sure your friend loved it!

-- Steph, Phoenix

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