Recently, I learned how to make a baseball bat for my son. I have prepared quite a bit of knowledge for this plan. And I had an acceptable product. I want to share for everyone to comment on their way.
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Materials to prepare:
To start the work, I need to prepare the ingredients. It is very easy to find and purchase. I have prepared the following items:
A model baseball bat.
Custom cuts of wood, meeting the size of the bat you want to make
Perforated kits with diverse chisels such as oblique, pointed, sickle, straight, …
Lathe, surface polishing machine, hammer, wood saw planer, ball pen, and scale.
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Manufacturing steps to cause the baseball
Step 1: Create a basic shape for the log
First, I took the piece of wood prepared to form a rectangular box, size: 37 inches long by 3 inches by 3 inches.
I then use opaque to remove its corners, so that the cross-section is octagonal, which will reduce the amount of wood you need to remove.
If you order a piece of wood that has been prepared for a baseball bat, you may not need to do this step like me.
Step 2: Mark the locations where wood needs to be removed
You use the prepared baseball bat model
Place the model on the top of the log, using a marker pen every 4 inches 1 times the diameter of the bat.
The marker will serve as a guide when turning wood. These measurements represent 4-inch increments from the crown to the muzzle. 
The knob should measure diameter 2.
The knob should measure 2 ”diameter.
4 “diameter is 1”
8 “diameter is 1”
12 ”diameter is 1 ⅛”
16 ”diameter is 1 ¼”
20 ”diameter is 1 ¾”
24 “diameter is 2 3/16”
28 ”diameter is 2 7/16”
32 ”diameter is 2 ½”
Step 3: Turning wood according to the marked size:
Put the stick in the lathe, making sure it is in place and firmly.
I used the instructions at “wikihow” to perform this stage:
- Turn on the lathe
- Use a roughing gouge to round out the wood into a cylinder
- Make diameter cuts every four inches as a guide
- Use a gouge to connect the diameter cuts of the first 12 inches of the barrel
- Remove wood along the handle end of the bat
- Remark the bat with 4-inch increments
- Use a skew chisel to cut diameter cuts every four inches along with the handle
- Connect the diameter grooves using the gouge chisel
- Measure the desired bat length from the end of the barrel
- Create the knob of the bat
- Check the bat for bumps
- Sand the bat
Step 4: Complete the bat
I use 2-layer varnish, Min-Wax wax to finish the bat surface.
After a period of hard work, the result I received was a pretty satisfactory bat. However, the feeling of holding it is not really good. If you really want to personalize your bat, I hope you give it a try. Good luck!