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Upgrading to a better lathe

Started by Kevin sekula. Last reply by Kevin sekula Sep 14. 2 Replies

Good Day Everyone, I am currently using a Grizzly lathe with a duplicator which generally rough cuts the shape and dimension of the bat. I turn the knob and barrel end by hand. If I was going to…Continue

For Sale - Centauro T5-1600E Copy Lathe

Started by David George Sep 3. 0 Replies

Centauro Model T5-1600E Semi Automatic Hydraulic Copy Lathe, S/N 5154 in excellent condition.  Set-up to turn baseball bats from 2 3/4" wood billets.  Includes: 1. Centauro Model AG-125…Continue

Tags: Lathe, Copy, Centauro

Filling in Engraving

Started by Matt Rehkopf Jul 29. 0 Replies

Hey EveryoneI engraved some bats and was filling them in and the paint I used left a cloudy film over it. I used a water based poly. Then used a water based acrylic paint to fill in.Then tried a…Continue

Softball bat deminsions

Started by Matt Rehkopf. Last reply by Ira Carlson Jul 20. 1 Reply

I got a customer wanting a softball bat.Is it basically the same deminsions as a 271 with just a 2.25 barrel ?Continue

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Comment by Pat Conboy on September 11, 2014 at 1:53pm

Anyone need billets? I still have 25 Ash at $16 each
23 Birch at $23 each

11 Maple at $23 each

23 Youth at $14 each

Message me or call me for more info (570)-934-2296

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Comment by Michael Paes on April 12, 2014 at 2:19pm

I think 271.  Fairly straight taper, as opposed to bottle neck.  My customers always did well with them.

Comment by Martin on April 12, 2014 at 1:55pm

I have seen again a barrel flied out to the shortstop, big barrel bat probably.   Smaller barrel model allow to use more dense billet my question is, what would be the 3 more durable bat models (in theory) made of maple?

Comment by Matt Myers on March 31, 2014 at 12:22pm

  Forgot...why would they want free bats if they haven't used our bats over a period of time. Our HICKORY bats are selling quickly for full retail so we can see no reason to give them away. The product should sell itself.

Comment by Matt Myers on March 31, 2014 at 12:19pm

  Our free policy is that NOBODY gets free bats if they have not been a previous customer and only then if we can derive some sort of benefit from them using the free bats. Have had more requests this year than ever before. Also, we may have a T-4 Centuro that we will be selling.

Comment by Michael Paes on March 28, 2014 at 10:42am

Obviously the big boys have it so us little guys can't get our feet in the door.  Such is life. It's more than just the money - even if you get in, you don't have equal access.


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