So, first of all be reserved for making all the necessary bits of materials and tools.You will need a piece of wood.Better to choose the bars of maple, white ash, bamboo and hickory.Also Obtain the most ordinary wood saw, circular saw, lathe, an emery paper, ruler and set of tools for working with wood.
now determine the size of your bat.To fit the bar under the desired size, you will need a circular saw.The next operation is giving the bar shape of a baseball bat with a lathe.If skills on a lathe you do not, it would be better to turn to professionals - they will save you a lot of time and effort.If you will be working with the machine yourself, we
strongly recommend not to forget personal protection - Wear protective gloves and goggles.
Once you will attach the bar is more or less the desired shape, take a chisel and start working it.So you can control the amount of wood you shoot.
Now it's time to form a handle.Measure using a tape measure from the narrow end of the workpiece 4 cm - this will be the length of the handle.Next, begin to clean off a tree in a circular motion - so you yourself will be more convenient.
Once you build up the handle bits can assume that work almost came to an end.It only remains to process baseball bat fine sandpaper to give it a perfect smoothness and lacquered to give a bit of shine.You can paint it first, and only then apply the varnish.
Tip 2: How to make a bit
good baseball bits on the counter of a sports shop can cost a lot of money.If you do not get used to work with wood, and the desire to have a good baseball bat you do not leave, you may well try to make a bit hands.
- To produce the bits you need a bar of wood ash, maple or beech, as well as carpentry tools, furniture Yachting or lacquer.
First of all, you should know that the size of a baseball bat is strictly limited to the rules of the game.If you are going to not only admire his bat, but play it in baseball, then surely you will keep the exact dimensions of the manufacture of bits.In length it should be 106.7 cm and a diameter of 7 cm.
first thing is to buy a block of wood.This can be done at any construction market.Choose a bar that its dimensions were to several centimeters larger than the size of the future bits.
Once you have bought the wood, you can start carving out a bit.How you do it - depends entirely on your ability and skills to work with carpentry tools.Someone will be quite a small hatchet, to give the desired shape of the workpiece, while others will use a chisel and hammer.The main thing at this stage - to adhere to form bits.Its handle must be two or three times thinner than the thickest part of the bits, and not less than 4 cm in length, and the edges must be rounded.
next step after the shaping of the bit, it will be resurfacing.Use the sandpaper to polish the workpiece should be to make it a perfect smoothness.You can do this manually or using power tools.
When bit is ready, will only cover it with varnish.Varnish should be applied in several layers.After you double varnish will cover bit , it should be sanded using fine sandpaper.So you flatten rising from the surface of the tree, "the pile."Now you can apply one or two coats of varnish and let it dry completely.
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