Bat Holder made by aspiring woodworker!

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Project by Dan Nolan posted 02-11-2017 09:25 PM 1055 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son, both a huge baseball fan and aspiring woodworker, has found a way to combine two things he enjoys. We grooved the dowels so the bat would rest nicely in place. I also tried using my key hole router bit to cut the slots on the back to easily hang on the wall. This method is super easy and allows the piece to sit totally flush with the wall (no hooks, wires or cleats needed).

You can see the piece is very simple, but the point is to display an autographed bat. Easy project, very practical and I got to spend time with my buddy.

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#1 posted 02-11-2017 10:12 PM

Looks pretty awesome. Great Job on the display for your bat.

-- John from the Cherry Valley Studio in NY

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#2 posted 02-11-2017 11:05 PM

Your son did a great job on that. Way to go! He is an outstanding and talented woodworker already. Excellent work. Two of my favorites also… and woodworking. Doesn’t get any better than that.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#3 posted 02-12-2017 12:11 AM

Good job … keep it up!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#4 posted 02-12-2017 01:35 AM

He looks very proud of what he made. He should be !
Good job BOTH of you.
Thanks for sharing.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#5 posted 02-12-2017 02:34 AM

Good job, that’s a great finished project.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 02-12-2017 02:45 AM

it doesn’t get any better,congrats to you and your son,enjoy the time spent.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#7 posted 02-12-2017 04:34 AM

That’s an absolutely great story and a great looking project.

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#8 posted 02-12-2017 05:11 AM

His smile says it all!

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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#9 posted 02-12-2017 12:12 PM

He surely did a great job on this and it’s always good to see them get started at an early age. Congratulations to the both of you. May the both of you always be happy in your work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 02-12-2017 02:20 PM

a simply amazing post ….deserves an atta boy…... for both of you …..a very very…. GREAT JOB :<))


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#11 posted 02-12-2017 02:36 PM

Combining other things you enjoy into your woodworking makes for great projects. Passing skills to the next generation, even better. Looks great

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#12 posted 02-12-2017 02:41 PM

Making memories… Great job!

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#13 posted 02-12-2017 04:11 PM

great looking project

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#14 posted 02-12-2017 06:51 PM

Nothing better in life than spending time with your buddy.

-- Retired and lovin it

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#15 posted 02-12-2017 09:44 PM

Congratulations on a great build!!! It’s even better to spend time together, father and son. This reminds me of growing up with my Dad and working with him for many years!! Enjoy the years together and keep making awesome projects!!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA,

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