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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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Levier2011

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#1 posted 356 days ago

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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SuperDave0002

136 posts in 1835 days


#2 posted 356 days ago

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 http://ahunkahunkaburninlove.blogspot.com/

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 356 days ago

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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Jofa

215 posts in 442 days


#4 posted 356 days ago

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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Bogeyguy

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#5 posted 355 days ago

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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DeLayne Peck

335 posts in 805 days


#6 posted 355 days ago

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. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 352 days ago

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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Ocelot

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#8 posted 90 days ago

What an experience! They will never forget.

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