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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.
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Brought it into work to use the bandsaw only but it was so slow today i just desided to finish it up.
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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.
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So, i sanded a taper into the handle and cut a split in the end.
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Then put it into the drill press and and puched a hole.
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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.

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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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