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What Would These Be Good For?

by gfadvm
posted 06-17-2013 12:09 AM


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 06-17-2013 12:13 AM

Gotta be a use. A lathe person would probably like it more.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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vonhagen

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#2 posted 06-17-2013 12:15 AM

very expensive to make, my son is making bats, because you have to use 12 quarter lumber, no glue ups allowed. i think they would be very good barbecue wood.

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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vonhagen

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#3 posted 06-17-2013 12:16 AM

table legs

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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waho6o9

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#4 posted 06-17-2013 12:18 AM

Balusters for a 2 level sports bar.

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ShaneA

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#5 posted 06-17-2013 12:20 AM

Mallets is a use, any turnings really.

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OnlyJustME

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#6 posted 06-17-2013 12:24 AM

Good for any spindles. Railings, chairs, wheels, lots of uses.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 06-17-2013 12:26 AM

Fresh from the lathe , yet he lost his storage….does that mean the wife told him NO MORE !!
Depending on what they got rejected for , perhaps a bunch of salt and pepper grinders could be made.
Or , a very short fence…..

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 06-17-2013 12:33 AM

That looks like a LOT of bats and he says ya gotta take ALL of them! All the above ideas are good ones but not something I need.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Don Broussard

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#9 posted 06-17-2013 12:45 AM

Stool legs for a baseball-themed room; shop stool legs; headboard for a baseball-themed bed. I could use a few of them, but certainly not 400.

@gfadvm—Considerate of you to post this.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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boxcarmarty

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#10 posted 06-17-2013 12:57 AM

You could smack alot of bugs with them…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Sandra

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#11 posted 06-17-2013 01:06 AM

Good for firewood for your new house, Andy – because if you bring those home, your wife may kick you out…..

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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woodcox

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#12 posted 06-17-2013 01:07 AM

A communal armory for the zombie apocalypse, or just use for hitting baseballs.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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JustJoe

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#13 posted 06-17-2013 01:13 AM

axe/hatchet/adze handles.

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DIYaholic

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#14 posted 06-17-2013 01:51 AM

Toothpicks!!!

Employee Production Motivators!!!

Brat Behavior Modification Tools!!!

Just a few ideas…..

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Monte Pittman

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#15 posted 06-17-2013 01:58 AM

I would guess that there’s several of each size. Maybe make the barrels into lamp posts. Supposed to be solid wood. Slice them up for other projects. With your box-making skills I bet you could incorporate them somehow.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Grandpa

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#16 posted 06-17-2013 02:14 AM

lathe tool handles perhaps. Lots of lathe tools but anyone that needed 400 bats should have a lot of lathe tools.

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Jeremy Greiner

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#17 posted 06-17-2013 04:42 AM

Giant wooden spider legs, wooden wheel spokes, rube goldberg baseball hitting contraption. Baseball trophys for local schools, paint them red and pass them off as small lightsabers, chop sticks for mountain trolls, create a new super suit like ironman but with bats .. so like bat guy or something.

-jeremy

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Joe Lyddon

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#18 posted 06-17-2013 05:10 AM

After looking at each bat to see how bad the blemish is, put it back into a lathe & Finish the bat…

... or

Put it in the Firewood stack… Would be great firewood.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Jim Rowe

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#19 posted 06-17-2013 07:32 AM

Some of the toy makers on here could use them for a production run of Bat Mobiles?
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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AlaskaGuy

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#20 posted 06-17-2013 07:47 AM

I wonder if a guy could hit base balls with them?

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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littlecope

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#21 posted 06-17-2013 09:16 AM

Almost every game, two or three supposedly “Good” bats shatter into splinters…
If these are ones that they actually saw defects in, they can’t be very useful…
And who ever heard of Oak Bats anyway??

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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OnlyJustME

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#22 posted 06-17-2013 11:44 AM

How about some round bottom nice ash planes?

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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distrbd

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#23 posted 06-17-2013 11:53 AM

ship’s wheel.

-- Ken from Ontario

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CharlesY

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#24 posted 06-17-2013 11:55 AM

wooden wheels for children’s toys

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Don W

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#25 posted 06-17-2013 11:57 AM

start a softball league?

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Kaleb the Swede

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#26 posted 06-17-2013 12:04 PM

When the zombie apocalypse begins, start handing them out

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Dallas

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#27 posted 06-17-2013 12:06 PM

Andy, buy them, build a belfry and store them in it.

Then when the kids say you are nuts….. you can honestly say, “I’ve got bats in my belfry!”

I would take a dozen or so from you if you happened to buy them.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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HorizontalMike

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#28 posted 06-17-2013 01:03 PM

Yep, I am going out on a limb here… baseball?

Don and the Alaskan +10

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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BilltheDiver

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#29 posted 06-17-2013 01:45 PM

I used to know a guy who took all the broken bats from the field where he was the organist, and then used them to create coat hanger rack, hat racks, ball racks, and all kind of things. He did really well selling them and got them free. If you can market these types of things it might be worthwhile. Get some decals for the local team and incorporate them into the finished product.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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gfadvm

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#30 posted 06-18-2013 12:40 AM

Whoa guys! I have absolutely NO interest in owning 400 defective ball bats!

I just posted this in case someone needed them.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Grandpa

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#31 posted 06-18-2013 12:52 AM

Party!! Andy’s house!! let’s watch him try to make something useful out of 400 defective bats!! LOL

My wife just told me we had been married too long for her to hurt me like this now!! I can’t have them.

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HorizontalMike

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#32 posted 06-18-2013 02:07 AM

Build a bat house!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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gfadvm

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#33 posted 06-18-2013 02:12 AM

Funny you would mention that Mike. I just built a BIG bat house as my smaller one was getting overcrowded! Can’t have too many bats where I live.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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HorizontalMike

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#34 posted 06-18-2013 02:17 AM

Me neither. I live within ~30mi from Bracken Cave (Texas), the World’s Largest Bat Colony. Fun stuff!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Lucio

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#35 posted 06-18-2013 06:57 AM

There is a guy on Lumberjacks that made a bed head and tail board with baseball bats, maybe he may want to make more. I live in South Africa otherwise I would take them to use on stool legs for a bar or stools for kitchen breakfast server..

-- Next to hunting I love woodwork best,,,,,or is that the other way around????

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Roger

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#36 posted 06-18-2013 12:20 PM

Ahh yes. The stacks & stacks of Louisville Sluggers that didn’t make the cut… I’m thinkin somethin like Monte said. Possibly split them in half and glue em on some plywood for cabinet sides ????

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Bill White

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#37 posted 06-18-2013 12:54 PM

Saw a pic recently showing a stair banister using bats for the ballisters.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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LoydMoore

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#38 posted 06-18-2013 12:58 PM

Would be good to have around for the next Zombie apocalypse:)

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX http:www.moorewoodenboxes.com

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