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Project by richgreer posted 12-23-2010 05:32 PM 1398 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Christmas gift for a great nephew who is a baseball fanatic.

I started with a irregular baseball blank from Rockler. I was impressed with the quality of the blank I received.
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http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=21491&filter=baseball%20bats

I took the bat to a guy who did a laser engraving of the recipients initials, “WBC”. Thanks to someone on this board, in the forum, who suggested this. It came out great.

I got a little carried away with the sanding and finishing. I sanded it to 400 grit and gave it 3 coats of polyurethane. It has to be smoother than any bat in MLB. However, this will be more of a show piece than an action piece. The recipient is only 8 years old and it will be a few years before he can actually use a bat this large. It’s a 32 inch bat.

I recommend this as a great project for anyone who has a special person who would like their own engraved bat.

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





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spunwood

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#1 posted 12-23-2010 05:46 PM

Fine work and a fine gift.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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WoodenFrog

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#2 posted 12-23-2010 05:48 PM

Nice! Neat! Great idea with the intials.
I am sure he will love it.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 12-23-2010 06:11 PM

By golly, it looks like a real baseball bat. Nice work Rich, and the engraving is a nice touch.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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bvdon

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#4 posted 12-23-2010 07:35 PM

nice one.

-- http://woodwork.me

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bvdon

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#5 posted 12-23-2010 07:36 PM

Or should I say “Home run!”

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wiswood2

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#6 posted 12-24-2010 12:50 AM

That is realy nice.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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MichaelA

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#7 posted 12-24-2010 06:59 AM

Your little nephew will be hot stuff with his personalized baseball bat.Great gift from a wonderful
uncle!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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Paul2274

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#8 posted 12-24-2010 07:54 PM

Rich, that looks great. Those blanks are a great idea too.

Smoother bat=faster swing=more home runs! :)

Paul

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Loucarb

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#9 posted 12-25-2010 04:26 AM

Great job Rich and happy holidays

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#10 posted 02-20-2013 06:56 PM

I’m glad you mentioned what WBC meant, I was thinking it was to beat the folks at the Westboro Baptist Church! What a cool idea for a build! Great job! If/when he uses it, pine tar will take care of the slickness.

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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