Baseball Bat my first turning project

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Project by Clayton Whisman posted 02-29-2012 03:14 PM 2960 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first real attempt at making anything on the lathe. I had done a few practice pieces before making this. The bat is made of Ash which was very hard and dry. Do to my complete inexperience, this turning took me about five hours to complete. I kind of goofed up the taper a little in the middle and the ends aren’t exactly right, but you can still whack a baseball with it :-)

PS: Sorry a few of the pictures are a bit blurry, they where taken with my cell phone.

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#1 posted 02-29-2012 05:33 PM

Looks good, better than anything I can produce on a lathe.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 02-29-2012 11:39 PM

That’s got to be a great feeling making your own bat and taking some swings with it. Nice job!

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#3 posted 03-03-2012 09:11 PM

Thanks Marty, thanks Tom!

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