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Baseball Bat my first turning project

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Project by Clayton Whisman posted 905 days ago 1253 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first real attempt at making anything on the lathe. I had done a few practice pieces before making this. The bat is made of Ash which was very hard and dry. Do to my complete inexperience, this turning took me about five hours to complete. I kind of goofed up the taper a little in the middle and the ends aren’t exactly right, but you can still whack a baseball with it :-)

PS: Sorry a few of the pictures are a bit blurry, they where taken with my cell phone.





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Martyroc

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#1 posted 905 days ago

Looks good, better than anything I can produce on a lathe.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Tom Regnier

60 posts in 1174 days


#2 posted 905 days ago

That’s got to be a great feeling making your own bat and taking some swings with it. Nice job!

-- Rome wasn't built in a day..... it just looks that way!

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Clayton Whisman

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#3 posted 902 days ago

Thanks Marty, thanks Tom!

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