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Project by MNBsr posted 08-08-2013 04:39 PM 1380 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Grandkids Baseball Bat 2013 – When my son was a kid we made a baseball bat and when I cleaned up my lathe a few months back I promised that I would let my grandsons repeat the task this summer. I know I paid too much but I ordered a baseball stock from Rockler. I selected “ash” and when the kids were spending the day with us we got started. Cutting the stock down to diameter first, then setting the length. They really did most of the work, but I help cleaning up the rough portions. I don’t know who enjoyed it the most them or me or my wife watching. I know I should have made two, one for each one of them, but we only made one and put both of their names on the bat. But I did promise we would make another one next summer.

-- Malcolm, Mobile Alabama

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#1 posted 08-08-2013 04:58 PM

I thinks that the best part was the helpers
and the quality time with them

Its a interesting project to make and one that has been added
to my “Things to Do”

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#2 posted 08-08-2013 05:29 PM

looks might fine….but it looks a lot more like a softball bat to me. All that wood in the middle will make it slower to swing. I think most baseball bats are thinner in the middle because you need to have bat speed but with softball bats the more weight the better. but…...I might be wrong.

-- David South FLorida

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#3 posted 08-08-2013 05:54 PM

Great project, and with the grandkids, priceless. Good to see wooden bats for kids. I think the metal ones are ok for a while but the sound of the wood hitting the ball is power.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 08-09-2013 03:03 AM

That’s a great project and aside from the bat, you’ve created memories that your grandkids will never forget. Well done!

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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#5 posted 08-09-2013 12:04 PM

Malcolm, that is a great project to share with your grandsons. I’m sure they will cherish that bat forever. Also a great way to bond them with the wood.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#6 posted 08-09-2013 04:06 PM

Over half a century ago, my grandfather stood behind me at a lathe and guided my hands. He lit a passion that has burned all these years. To this day, I occasionally get the feeling that those big hands are going to come over my shoulders to the rescue. I wish they would. And, I’d love to show him around a fully equipped modern shop.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#7 posted 08-12-2013 04:49 PM

Good looking bat! It’s a great project for kids and to spend quality time with them. They will never forget how grandpa helped them made it. Way to go!

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#8 posted 05-01-2014 04:32 PM

What an experience! They will never forget.

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