|Project by TheDane||posted 09-07-2011 03:40 AM||2640 views||2 times favorited||1 comment|
With the Brewers in first place in the National League Central, the baseball fans around here are going nuts … including one that is pretty close to our family. So, I decided to turn him a baseball bat as a way to commemorate the Brew Crew’s winning season..
Since you can’t turn a full-size bat on a stock midi-lathe, I decided to make him something he could use at the office … a pen.
This was a bit of a challenge … getting the proportions right was no small task (it is proportionately correct, modeled after a Rawlings 32” regulation ash bat). It is 7 inches long, 9/16” in diameter at the business end tapering down to 1/4”. The knob is a skosh under 1/2” in diameter. The ballpoint is out of a Bic Roller Ball (the ones you buy in 10-paqcks at WalMart for about $2.00).
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"