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Old 04-29-2010, 12:46 PM
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Default Made my first baseball bat hammer

i had never seen a baseball bat hammer before coming to this site. As soon as i saw the cool stuff being made with one, i had to make my own!!

I looked for hours at the house and at my grandmother's house for an old wooden ball bat. but no luck. so i went to a local store and got one for 15 bucks.

Brought it into work to use the bandsaw only but it was so slow today i just desided to finish it up.

Ive seen a few on here and wondered why are the backs of the hammer used too? so i put a radius in bothe ends. one is smaller than the other so it should be abile to do shaper bends.

So, i sanded a taper into the handle and cut a split in the end.

Then put it into the drill press and and puched a hole.

A little bit more whittling to the handle and drove it in for good. Made a small wedge and drove that in too. I made it pass through the head so that i could sand it off flush. Now i got a buddy getting me a nice oak stump and all there is left to do is start swinging it!!!!
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:12 PM
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That will work fine Jordan. Its a matter of personal taste but I normally make mine about 15+ long and use the rest of the bat for a handle. The longer head lets you get into deeper shapes without hitting the handle.

One of the things I learned when I was making these for sale was to determine the balance point of the head and put the handle there. The hammer feels better and you can swap ends easier.

Btw, please add a signature with your name. We'll forget it over time.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:07 PM
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Nice job

That is one of my next projects.
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Old 04-29-2010, 06:58 PM
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looks good
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:31 AM
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Thanks for the photos. And good on you for making it.
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:30 AM
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Looks Good!
wont that make it harder to hit the ball
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