So, the first thing stock up on all the necessary bits for making materials and tools. You will need a wooden block. It is better to choose blocks of maple, white ash, bamboo and Hickory. Also obtain the usual saw for wood, circular saw, lathe, sandpaper, ruler and a set of tools for working with wood.
Now decide on the size of your bits. To fit the bar under the desired size you'll need is a circular saw. The next operation will be the making block form a baseball bat with the lathe. If skills of work on a lathe you have, it would be better to turn to professionals – they will save you a lot of time and effort. If you work the machine yourself, we strongly recommend not to forget about PPE – protective gloves and glasses.
As soon as you give the bar more or less the desired shape, take a chisel and start working her. So you can control the amount you take of the tree.
Now it's time to shape the handle. Measure with a tape from the narrow end of the workpiece 4 cm – such is the length of the arm. Next, start to clean off the wood in a circular motion – so you yourself will be easier.
After you build the arm bits, you can assume that the work is almost at an end. It remains only to handle a baseball bat with fine emery paper to give it the perfect smooth and varnished to give a bit of Shine. It is possible to first paint, and then apply the varnish.
Advice 2: How to make a bat
A good baseball bat on the counter of the sports store can cost a lot of money. If you are not used to working with wood, and the desire to have a nice baseball bat you are not leaving, you can try to make a bat with your hands.
You will need
- For the manufacture of the bits you'll need block of wood of ash, maple or beech wood and carpenter tools, furniture or yacht varnish.
First of all, you should know that the size of baseball bats are strictly limited by the rules of the game. If you are going to admire not only his bat, but also play baseball, you will certainly keep the exact dimensions in the manufacture of bits. In length it should be 106.7 cm and diameter of 7 cm.
The first thing you need to buy a wooden block. This can be done on any construction market. Select a bar below the dimensions were several inches longer than the size of the future bits.
After you have bought wooden blank, you can start cutting bits out of it. How you do it depends on your abilities and skills of work with joiner's tool. Some people will need a small hatchet to give the workpiece the desired shape, and someone will use a chisel and hammer. The main thing at this stage is to adhere to the forms of bits. Her arm should be two to three times thinner than the thickest portion of the bat, and be at least 4 cm in length, and the edges should be rounded.
The next step after shaping the bit is set, it will be grinding. With sandpaper, you should sand the workpiece to impart a perfect smoothness. You can do this both manually and using power tools.
When a bit is ready, it will only have to cover it with varnish. Varnish should be applied in several layers. After you double-varnish the bat, it is necessary to sand it using fine sand paper. This way you will smooth out rising from the surface of the wood "pile". You can now apply one or two coats of varnish and give it to dry completely.