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Forum topic by CalebD posted 05-13-2014 02:53 PM 579 views 1 time favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-13-2014 02:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: turn bat oak

Hey guys,

I’ve been scouring the internet for about a week trying to find a plain, graphic free, white oak baseball bat. I was wondering if there was anyone on here who would be willing to work out some kind of custom job for me. I don’t plan on using it for actually playing baseball, more for sentimental and decorative purposes. I’m new to all of this and don’t have any idea on what the price point for a project like this would be. I appreciate any and all guidance. Thanks.


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#1 posted 05-13-2014 04:51 PM

White oak? Why not Ash?

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#2 posted 05-13-2014 06:09 PM

There’s a great deal of personal significance in the bat being made of wood from a white oak.

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#3 posted 05-14-2014 12:37 AM

I have made them of ash and it is a very simple turning. I no longer do any turning but it should not cost too much to have one made, especially if you do the finish yourself.

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#4 posted 05-14-2014 02:00 AM

Are you supplying the blank? shouldn’t take long to pop out. where do you live?

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#5 posted 05-14-2014 02:16 AM

I would not be, I have none of the necessary supplies or tools for creating it, but I’d planned on finishing it myself. I’m currently in Michigan.

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#6 posted 05-14-2014 02:23 AM

when do you need it? standard bat dimensions/ratios?

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#7 posted 05-14-2014 02:41 AM

I don’t have a set in stone time table, but I would say the sooner the better. And are you asking for standard bat dimension/ ratios, or if that’s what I’d like?

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#8 posted 05-14-2014 11:57 PM

I can copy a bat directly or make a template if you have specific dimensions in mind.

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#9 posted 05-15-2014 01:12 PM

I’ll message you.

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