One dollar for one bat equals two mallets

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Project by Jay Nolet posted 02-12-2013 12:27 AM 2474 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little over a year ago while scaning the net for wood working info I came across something about making a mallet from a baseball bat. All I remember is to cut 12 inches off each end. So, I can’t give credit where credit is due. I cut thebat into three pieces and then drilled a hole in the big end cut with a forestner bit. Sanded the handle end to fit the hole. The middle piece I rotated on the belt sander till medium rare.for the handle. Lastly, I added hanger uppers.

-- I think, therefore I think I am.

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#1 posted 02-12-2013 01:41 AM

Dude !!!!!!!!!!

This is a great idea and you did a great job on it.

A definite project I will make! Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 02-12-2013 02:12 AM

I will definitely be stealing this idea. Very cool!

-- In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#3 posted 02-12-2013 02:57 AM

Great job, especially going into baseball season

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-12-2013 06:05 AM

Ya, I’ve seen this somewhere before. Nice build….............

-- mike...............

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#5 posted 03-01-2013 05:30 AM

Jay, love the write-up and most agree with Monte. As a matter of fact I was just looking over the spring trainig schedule here in Florida and since I live where the Wash Nat’ls train – I was planing out the games to attend.

Call me stupid but what do you use these for. I have wooden mallets, but mine looks like a hammer.

-- Harold

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#6 posted 03-01-2013 11:11 PM

hjt, so far I’ve just used them for tapping on the back side of chisels. I told the grandkids its for them when they get out of line. jj

-- I think, therefore I think I am.

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#7 posted 03-05-2013 02:49 AM

I bet the grand kids straighten out right quick!

-- Harold

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