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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-16-2018 02:41 AM 1335 views 1 time favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bat pattern I made from a Louisville Slugger bat to be use for copying at the high school when the students turn a bat. It is marked off at various increments and they can mark their blanks off at the same increments and transfer the diameters with a spring caliper to their blanks. Then it is just cutting/ blending the curves to the marked diameters…like connecting the dots!
The bat I made like this last year could not be found this season!

It is made from a birch branch I had in my wood room and is finished with clear matte finish just to keep it clean.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 09-16-2018 02:46 AM

A striking turning!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Steve

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#2 posted 09-16-2018 03:53 AM

Very nice template. I remember not being allowed to make a bat in hs when I had asked.

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 09-16-2018 04:12 AM

Nice!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#4 posted 09-16-2018 05:22 AM

Your projects are very educational too

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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majuvla

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#5 posted 09-16-2018 05:23 AM

Your projects are very educational too

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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ZAGREB

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#6 posted 09-16-2018 06:19 AM

very nice,your lathe not have a little rest…

-- bambi

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Mark Wilson

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#7 posted 09-16-2018 09:43 AM

Practicality. That’s a thing?

-- Mark

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Cliff

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#8 posted 09-16-2018 11:31 AM

The Bat looks really nice.

Great profile for the students to follow.

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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recycle1943

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#9 posted 09-16-2018 11:33 AM

somebody had to do it – good thing it was you so they know it’s right

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 09-16-2018 01:14 PM

I made a bat and it took me time to get the diameters right. This would be the way to go. Good idea, CONNECTING THE DOTS. I remember this next time.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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JRsgarage

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#11 posted 09-16-2018 02:32 PM

Nice. It would have been useful for turning couple this past summer.

-- Two is One, One is None

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lew

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#12 posted 09-16-2018 03:03 PM

Sweet!

Having the dimensions on the full size pattern and protected by the finish really makes it much easier for the kids (and you).

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 09-16-2018 04:19 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments..Now I have to pick up some Ash blanks so they can make real bats!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 09-16-2018 05:47 PM

Jim, this is a real eye catcher and displays very nice craftsmanship. Nice work!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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mcoyfrog

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#15 posted 09-16-2018 10:22 PM

Kewl bat, my gramps made one for me many years ago, I still have it.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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