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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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Uneven carving

Started by Ryan W-A. Last reply by Mackenzie Bats (marcel ledrew) Jun 27. 1 Reply

I have recently started making wood bats by hand with my new lathe.  It is not a super high quality lathe, but it seems to get the job done.  One thing that keeps happening is that lines are popping…Continue

Tags: Lathe

Finishes for bats? Logo stickers?

Started by Ryan W-A Jun 26. 0 Replies

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

Ashes of an industry: A Pennsylvania tradition is dying, one baseball bat at a time

Started by Bill Stanton Jun 15. 0 Replies

White ash bats from Pennsylvania and New York have been as prevalent and familiar in baseball as spikes. But soon, for the first time since at least the 1880s, the major leagues could be without any.…Continue

Tags: pennsylvania, lumber, wood, bats, ash

Machinery for bat turning operation for sale

Started by Matt Avery. Last reply by Chris Flores Jun 13. 3 Replies

I am selling my bat manufacturing machinery as detailed below.  After a couple of years of not producing bats, it's time to move on and move the machinery.  I prefer a bulk sale to include the items…Continue

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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?

Comment by timothy mayo on November 20, 2017 at 9:01am

Selling one of our EPILOG laser engravers.  Very clean machine with laser in great shape. LCD panel doesn't work but not needed to operate machine.

$4000

Comment by Bill Stanton on October 19, 2017 at 2:59pm
Comment by william baker on April 7, 2017 at 7:32pm
What makes a better maple bat, wider growth rings or smaller?
Comment by Bill Stanton on February 15, 2017 at 4:32pm


MARUCCI SPORTS ACQUIRES VICTUS

Feb 15th 2017


THE BRAND THAT DETHRONED LOUISVILLE SLUGGER ACQUIRES UP-AND-COMER

BATON ROUGE, La. – Marucci Sports announced today it has acquired Victus Sports, a custom wood bat manufacturer and Big League bat supplier who Marucci identified as a rising star in the baseball world.

"This acquisition made perfect sense,” said Marucci Co-Founder and CEO Kurt Ainsworth. “Victus adds value to Marucci's culture and balance sheet, so it is accretive in every way.”

More than ten years ago, Marucci launched in a backyard shed with the goal of becoming the Number One Bat in the Big Leagues. Since then, the brand has overtaken the traditional companies and solidified itself as the gold standard in baseball.

As a disruptor in an otherwise nostalgic industry, Marucci is committed to continuing its upward blueprint for success, which has grown to include identifying young brands poised for similar market disruption and rapid growth.

Marucci immediately recognized itself in Victus as a new, disruptive, innovative brand and after further diligence, found their premium brands were born of the same DNA - a player-centric philosophy and obsessive attention to quality.

“Victus will energize Marucci to continue to be a disruptor in our industry, and Marucci will accelerate Victus' growth into all product categories,” Ainsworth said.

"We were inspired by Marucci from the beginning,” said Victus Co-Founder and CEO Jared Smith. “They have a tremendous team of great people, and we share their hunger for success. It's an honor to be able join them on their mission of growing the game by delivering the products players want and need to be successful."

Comment by Martin on January 17, 2017 at 11:05pm

is there someone kind enough to share the billet initial weight to turn standard model C271, M110 and T141.   I would be grateful to get yout help on this.  PM me.  thanks

 

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