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post #1 of 7 Old 02-12-2012, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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what to finish baseball bat with?

hey folks. i turned my first baseball bat today. it's pretty neat. i was amazed at how long it took though, alot of wood to be removed. so my question is, what should i finish this with? heres a pic of the bat

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i dont know what to finish it with but thats a pretty neat bat you turned
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Looks really nice.
For use, I think I would go with spar varnish as it is pretty durable and holds up outside (caught in the rain). Other may have better ideas of a finish.

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Tyler,
I remember watching a story on the Louisville slugger company. They dipped the bats in varnish and hung them to dry. If you go to their site there's a lot of good information and history there.
Nice job on your bat, looks good.
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Tyler,
I remember watching a story on the Louisville slugger company. They dipped the bats in varnish and hung them to dry. If you go to their site there's a lot of good information and history there.
Nice job on your bat, looks good.
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+1 I have a book on Baseball it shows exactly that Picture. Beautiful Bats Dripping with Varnish. It explains they are then weighed to be exactly what they are marked in Ounces

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Thanks guys. Guess I will go with varnish of some kind then and get some fishline to hang with. The wood is maple, not your typical wood for a bat but it works, I'll use ash next time I think.

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