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Project by HTS posted 07-14-2009 02:57 AM 1561 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this case to display a World Series Commemorative bat we bought for our grandson. (Unfortunately the bums lost to the BoSox!) White Oak, clear poly finish.

-- HT, Denver, Colorado

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#1 posted 07-14-2009 03:47 AM

cool display case

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#2 posted 07-14-2009 03:48 AM

good job … nicely executed

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 07-14-2009 04:29 AM

Nice job…But if the Sox won, that bat is priceless!!!

-- twinsdad, Tonawanda, New York

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#4 posted 07-14-2009 09:25 AM

Very nice…bet the Grandson loves it. By the way…”Go Red Sox !!!!” (No offense, but I am a fanatical Red Sox fan… born and bread lol)

-- Don S.E. OK

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#5 posted 07-14-2009 01:32 PM

My daughter works at Cask and Flaggon. Been with the Sox since I found out Rico Petracelli’s bday was the same as mine when I was 12. Lotta tears and Head shaking since then. Heck the other night they almost blew a 9 run lead and finished 15 to 9 against the Royals.

Uncle Carl said it best “kid they’ll break your haaart”

Back to the picture, that is a beautiful bat case. I would have needed that so I did not leave it out in the rain as a kid.

Your other projects are all really nice.
What holds the 45 degree together?

Beautiful, beautiful wood grain.

I can hear him now, “You mean I can KEEP this? WOW! Thanks Grandpa!!!!”

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#6 posted 07-14-2009 02:32 PM

Still a very nice memento. Nice display box.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 07-16-2009 04:35 AM

Thanks for all the great comments. Guess I’m lucky the Rox made it to the WS in the first 16 years, even if we did lose. We’re WAY ahead of those poor BoSox fans for WS vs years in the league!

The miters are just glued and pin-nailed. Got lazy. He hasn’t received it yet. Will only be his 5th Bday so I don’t expect quite the level of excitement that I got when I showed it to his parents! It was an equalizer for the cabinet I made for his sister, also posted here.

-- HT, Denver, Colorado

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#8 posted 10-14-2009 08:17 AM

Very nice job. I am trying to build one of these and had a few questions if you don’t mind.
Did you use plywood for the back? How did you attach the backing (felt?) to the back of the case?
How did you come up with a pattern for the brackets that hold the bat? Thanks.


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#9 posted 10-15-2009 03:32 AM

Yes the backing was just a scrap of 1/4” plywood. Rabbetted the frame so it had a nice ledge to rest on and then used #6 screws to secure it. Felt is glued to the plywood. For the brackets, I just cut a couple of 3/4” oak squares that had the right height proportions to start and then began playing with a French Curve drafting tool to develop rough shapes. Once they were rough cut then slowly shaped/sanded them to custom fit the bat at the locations I wanted to hang it, keeping clear of the engraving so it would not get blocked. Setting the brackets in those locations and shaping them tightly also helped keep it from easily sliding out of place by using the tapers of the bat. If you look at the pictures closely you will see that the brackets are set where the ends of the bat are getting larger. Essentially I was just “winging it” and just fitting the case to the bat and trying to keep the proportions “pleasing”. Thanks for your interest.

-- HT, Denver, Colorado

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#10 posted 02-21-2010 09:24 PM

Great Case. Come on loosing to the BoSox is not that bad. LOL. I bet the case means more to him than the bat!!!!

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#11 posted 02-21-2010 09:29 PM

Nice display case.

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