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The Global Clubhouse for all Wood Bat Makers. There's nothing quite like the sound of wood hitting a baseball. If you make wood baseball bats, join here!

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Model of Bats for heavier billets

Started by Kevin sekula. Last reply by Thomas Bednark on Thursday. 3 Replies

Good Morning Everyone,Any guidance on models to shape for billets that are 98-99oz. With the exception of heavier training bats that players have requested, I have found it difficult to utilize these…Continue

Clear Coats

Started by Trevor Moss Apr 4. 0 Replies

Hey all,I just read up that some companies use post-catalyzed two-part lacquers for clear coat. Does anyone have any experience with these? Can anyone enlighten me on what it is the big companies use…Continue

Bat model dimensions

Started by Joe. Last reply by Christine Bednark Mar 18. 4 Replies

hi all, I am a new bat manufacturer (small operation ran out of my garage) and am look for dimensions on different bat models. I have searched everywhere on the internet and was hoping somewhere…Continue

Finishes for bats? Logo stickers?

Started by Ryan W-A. Last reply by Joe Feb 18. 1 Reply

What finishes are everyone using for bats?  I usually paint with gloss enamel rustoleum paints, but not sure what to use for finish.  I've heard many companies use water-based polyurethane.  Also,…Continue

Tags: finishes, stickers, Logo

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Comment by Bill Stanton on Wednesday

Thanks, Chris. I'm all for using wood especially in a USA bats/BBCOR world, but it's hard to justify a wood bat for nearly $200.

Comment by Chris Flores on Wednesday

Bill, to answer your question, the price pf wood has gone up a little, but not nearly enough to justify a $175-$200 wood bat... 

Comment by Chaz Clover on June 18, 2019 at 9:36pm

Hi!  First post.  I'm getting a new lathe soon that has the distance between centers to turn a bat, so I'm gonna make one for my nephew for his ManCave.  I was curious about something in the manufacture of a bat.  How does one change the weight of the bat in manufacture?  The only way's I can think of would weaken the bat to a dangerous level.  So, to all the experienced folks here, how do you make a bat of ## ounces?

Comment by Bill Stanton on February 1, 2019 at 11:04am

Question:  I'm not asking as a criticism, but from a business perspective. I now see wood bats selling for $175 to almost $200 from many of the known brands and even some of the mid-sized companies.

Has the price of wood increased to the point that companies now have to charge that much to make a profit?

Comment by Chris Flores on January 12, 2019 at 8:57pm

Any other makers out there with a Laguna Bat Master?

Comment by MVP Bats on May 30, 2018 at 5:47pm

Hi Everyone, my name is Jonathan.  A few friends and I are starting a new wood bat company based out of Southern California.  I came across this website and thought it is a great resources to share ideas and products.  I look forward to participating more and picking up tips and tricks along the way.

Comment by Buck Watford on May 5, 2018 at 3:22pm

I NEED HELP!! I’m in a bind. The Phase converter for my shop died this morning (under warranty), but the replacement will not arrive in time. Does anyone have 7 33 inch unfinished ash 141’s in stock they could ship me by Monday 5/14? I have an order to fill for area team, and I was almost done!  Please email me atalabamaslammerbats@hotmail.com. Thank you. 

Comment by Sal on November 23, 2017 at 3:41pm
Looking for info on bar making. In the socal area. Thanks
Comment by John MacDougall on November 21, 2017 at 6:01pm

Buck.  I put a "free" ad on craigslist and have no shortage of people who come by and pick it up.  I just leave it outside in contractor garbage bags and it goes away!  Same with all my scrap lumber.

Comment by Buck Watford on November 21, 2017 at 5:15pm

Looking for eco friendly alternatives for all of the waste wood shavings. I have bags of shavings and sawdust after it passes though dust collection system.  What do you guys do with it?

 

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