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Project by RalphCompton posted 10-02-2013 07:10 PM 794 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a baseball-themed coat rack I was asked to make for a charity auction to be held later this month. Something appropriate for a boy’s room. Slicing the baseball bat was somewhat of a challenge. I made a jib to support it and made a couple of passes over the table saw to make some alignment grooves then carefully ran it through the band saw to finish the cut, followed by some planing to smooth it out. (wish I had a jointer) Base is just some red oak with Min-Wax finish followed by some paste wax. Drilled and counter-bored 6 holes spaced for mounting to studs.





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 10-02-2013 07:43 PM

Looks cool.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 10-02-2013 08:14 PM

Neat idea. My son would love this one. Thanks, another one on the list.

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

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#3 posted 10-02-2013 10:33 PM

Nice….and since I am from Louisville every time I go to a game they give out the little bats so all the ones I had I turned into coat racks for all my Soldiers kids (Army) but I never flattened the bat like that, pretty cool idea, I always just put dowel rods in the back to attach it to piece of wood, the drilled holes into front of bat and put pegs on the front….awesome job

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#4 posted 10-04-2013 01:57 PM

Cool design! Like the bat and the wooden studs, a great addition to a boy’s room. Well done!

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#5 posted 10-07-2013 10:02 PM

That is very cool! I’ve thought about cutting a bat in half a few times but never could find the nerve.

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