Thursday, October 11, 2007

Softball Bats Done

I finished the softball bats at class tonight. The last steps were burnishing using a dog chew bone, then oiling while the lathe was running, and then using handfuls of shavings to polish.

After removing the bats from the lathe the extra material was removed from each end with the band saw. A little sanding and some more oil finished them off.

2 comments:

self taught artist said...

congrats on finishing, it is impressive! who do the bats go to?

Chelle said...

These are actually for me. I play softball during the summer in a work related league. I don't know how much use these will get, though, since balls travel better off aluminum bats.