"The day #26 brought the heat"

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Project by mgb_2x posted 1617 days ago 2378 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 1617 days ago

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 1617 days ago

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 1617 days ago

Yep, thats great, very funny

-- "I gotta have more cowbell"--------Bruce Dickinson

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#4 posted 1617 days ago

Very cool.

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

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#5 posted 1617 days ago

Awesome Idea, he will enjoy

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

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#6 posted 1617 days ago

soooo cool i love it

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

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#7 posted 1617 days ago

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

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#8 posted 1617 days ago

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 1442 days ago

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

-- Steph, Phoenix

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