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Project by SkolVikes posted 10-27-2010 03:12 AM 4880 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple baseball bat bar stool that will be in a local baseball team’s upcoming silent auction fundraiser. Top is made from aspen and the “threads” and “seams” are inlayed chunks of padauk with walnut pegs for the thread “holes”. It swivels too. I rubbed some ebony stain on the unfinished handles of the bats to make it look like pine tar. 3 coats of wipe on poly.

First time I’ve used padauk. It seemed like it turned too brown instead of keeping it’s reddish color.





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yooper

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#1 posted 10-27-2010 03:21 AM

Very cool idea! I am sure a lot of guys would bid on it for their man cave/bar.

-- Jeff, CT - better late then never

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WoodLe

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#2 posted 10-27-2010 03:21 AM

Hey! I like that!

-- www.largewoodslabs.com Wooster, Ohio

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lightweightladylefty

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#3 posted 10-27-2010 03:31 AM

Maybe you should copyright/patent this! It looks marketable.

Thanks for posting.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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canadianchips

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#4 posted 10-27-2010 03:44 AM

I really like that. Reclaimed material project ! Hmmm thinking,,,,,,,thinking,,,,,,,,thinking. lol May I borrow that idea ?

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

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#5 posted 10-27-2010 04:35 AM

Great idea and well done.

I hate to tell you this, but padauk goes brown. You can slow it down, but you cannot stop it.

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

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SkolVikes

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#6 posted 10-27-2010 04:50 AM

Thanks for the kind comments!

Canadianchips, go for it!

Rich…what about bloodwood? Does that stay red(ish)? (just in case I get requests for a matching pair)

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MayflowerDescendant

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#7 posted 10-27-2010 05:12 AM

Very cool. Well done!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 10-27-2010 06:47 AM

Great idea and nice touch with the inlay.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Raftermonkey

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#9 posted 10-27-2010 01:02 PM

Thats cool. Right in time for the Series too.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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Charles Maxwell

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#10 posted 10-27-2010 04:14 PM

cool!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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gurnie

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#11 posted 10-27-2010 08:25 PM

Very manly. I think it’s a great idea :)

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Kevin_WestCO

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#12 posted 06-21-2011 07:20 PM

Looking at your current project and my 9yo son hollered over my shoulder, WHAT IS THAT!

Very cool. Thanks to your stool I have another project request from my kids, thanks for that. :)

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Bambachmom1

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#13 posted 08-29-2012 01:19 PM

Hello! My husband is a baseball FANATIC, & we are presently finishing our basement. He would just love this stool. Do you sell these? Because I would love to surprise him with it!!
Thank you!!

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Dsaams

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#14 posted 01-03-2014 09:45 PM

This looks great. How did you go about attaching the legs into the seat? Is it just a simple round mortise, tenon, and some wood glue?

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