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Forum topic by mouschi posted 01-01-2015 03:04 AM 746 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mouschi

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01-01-2015 03:04 AM

Listed below are the instructions, along with pictures, of what I would like done. I’ve looked high and low and cannot find anyone who can do this sort of thing. Any help greatly appreciated! Or heck – even someone who can tell me how this can be done so I can search with the right terms!

Here is a picture of my bat:

Bat knob At the very end of the bat knob, cut the bat knob (it says 7 on it) as close to 1/8” thick as possible (no thicker than ¼”).

!http://www.mycollectionofcards.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/baseballcards/101214/myknob.jpg!

The end of the bat knob should look like this. I'd then take it (along with the other pieces) and embed them into a card like so: !http://www.mycollectionofcards.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/baseballcards/101214/endbatknob.jpg!

Cut the rest of the bat knob into slices 1/8” thick or less – the thinner, the better. The idea here is to have thin discs with fairly smooth, flat fronts and backs of the discs.

An example of what one would look like once I take what you do and embed it into a card: !http://www.mycollectionofcards.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/baseballcards/101214/batbarrelslice.jpg!

Bat handle
Cut slices of the bat handle into discs 1/8” thick or less all the way up until the “Mizuno” logo.

Again, the finished pieces would look similar to this (but smaller in diameter, of course, as it is the handle)

From the Mizuno Logo all the way to the end of the bat Cut the outside “shiny” part of the bat in rectangles. Half of them should be 2.75” x 1” x 1/8” and the other half should be 2.75 x 1.75” x 1/8”. My bat: !http://www.mycollectionofcards.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/baseballcards/101214/mybarrel.jpg!

Here is an example of a cut piece that someone did of a bat and embedded it into a card: !http://www.mycollectionofcards.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/baseballcards/101214/miscrectanglepieces.jpg!

The nameplate section should be just under 3” x 1” x 1/8”, and include “World Win” as well as all of “Canseco” & as much of “Jose” as possible (probably would only be able to get most of the “se”. 2.75”x1.25”x 1/8” of “professional” (centered at the top). My plan is to have him sign on the wood below it.

Here is a picture of the nameplate of my bat !http://www.mycollectionofcards.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/baseballcards/101214/myplate.jpg!

Here is an example of someone taking the nameplate from a bat and embedding it into a card: !http://www.mycollectionofcards.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/baseballcards/101214/nameplate.jpg!

Since all the “shiny” parts of the bat barrel will be cut off, there should still be a good amount of wood left. I would like to have 9 rectangles cut out that are 1.5”x2.75”x1/8”

There should be a good portion of the inner part of the “bat barrel”. I would like the remainder of this to be sliced into “discs” 1/8” thick just like the bat knob and handle. Please note that I do not expect these pieces to be perfectly circular discs; I will be masking the edges of these pieces with the top layer of the card.

They should look similar to this: !http://www.mycollectionofcards.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/baseballcards/101214/batbarrelslice.jpg!

End of the Bat
At the very end of the bat barrel, cut the end as close to 1/8” as possible (no thicker than ¼”).

My bat:

An example of the end of the bat being embedded into a card:


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firefighterontheside

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#1 posted 01-01-2015 03:10 AM

The picture in that card looks like quarter sawn side grain of maple and not end grain which is what you would get from making slices of the knob.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Grandpa

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#2 posted 01-01-2015 03:37 AM

I agree with firefighter. I don’t think you part will look like the one they have shown. Your part will look like the end of the bat you are showing.

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mouschi

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#3 posted 01-01-2015 04:31 AM

Thanks a bunch for your input guys! I’m OK with it not looking exact. How would you all day this all could be accomplished? Any ideas of who could do this?

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firefighterontheside

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#4 posted 01-01-2015 01:52 PM

Not too difficult. Many here could do it. Most woodworkers would be able to get that bat down to a dimension where it could then be sliced into the sizes you are looking for, you could put an ad on local craigslist looking for a local woodworker.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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