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Entire Company for Sale. All equipment must go.

Started by Steve on Wednesday. 0 Replies

After 5 great years of turning bats, I am leaving the trade and closing production on October 15th. All of my equipment must go. I have included a list of everything for sale below as well as a few…Continue

The Finest Quality Maple, Ash, Birch Billets Available

Started by Eric Greguol Sep 14. 0 Replies

Looking for excellent quality ink dot approved Maple, Ash or Birch billets? Email for more info!Always have stockGraded with weights on recommended handle endContinue

MotionCub Automatic Baseball Bat Cupping Machine

Started by Eric Verf Aug 26. 0 Replies

CNC Auto-Motion is pleased to announce the first stand alone automatic baseball bat cupping machine is now available. The MotionCub runs off of 110V single phase power. Easy adjustment for cupping…Continue

SEEKING HELP w/ Bat Turning in the NJ, PA & DE TriState area!

Started by Mark B. Hahn. Last reply by Juan Baret Aug 25. 4 Replies

Greetings!First, I apologize for the long email.  Secondly, I have recently turned (2) 32" Rawlings style bats for my 10 & 12 year old boys with a good friend who 99% of the time turns fine pens…Continue

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Comment by Bill Stanton on September 10, 2015 at 10:09am

Pelle-  Roland is a CS member and very knowledgeable about wood bats.  You can connect with him here if you'd like:

Comment by John MacDougall on September 9, 2015 at 11:53pm

That is a site that Roland Hernandez put up to educate about wood science as it relates to bats. He owns Rockbats and was on the MLB bat panel as well. He is the one that came up with the ink dot test. So, yes. It is valid. Hitting on the flat grain side is for all diffuse porous woods so that would apply to birch. Don't remember on EU beech.

Comment by Pelle Högström on September 9, 2015 at 8:43pm

Can anyone help with the validity of this site, especially the paragraph:

Preferred orientation for hitting with a hard maple baseball bat.

It states that the wood is tougher hitting on the flat grains with maple, is that also for birch and european beech?

Comment by Thomas Bednark on March 28, 2015 at 11:31am

The only players that have to be in the MLB approved list loop are those who are playing on a MLB team at any level. The list of MLB approved bats is in every clubhouse to be seen. To be approved is simple: have a list of players that want to use your bat,submit bats to MLB for inspection ,buy the required insurance and pay the required fees. A six pack of bats that meet the rules of label placement,ink dot,color,serial number,barrel inscription,density etc.will do the job. Then spend $35 k for the other expenses and you will be in. It takes more time to fill out the bat paper trail for each bat than it takes to make the bat. Tom at Barnstable Bat Company

Comment by Vance Clifton on March 27, 2015 at 10:23am

JVC Bats would like to thank those who bought our bats, with your help we have raised $49,650 and given out 18 scholarships. We are looking at giving out 3 more this year at $2500 a scholarship. All profits from JVC Bats go to scholarship.

Thankyou for your support

Comment by Michael Paes on March 26, 2015 at 9:11pm

My guess is because they want to make it as difficult as possible to learn and becom approved.

Comment by Pelle Högström on March 26, 2015 at 8:26pm
This is an open question to all the bat makers and other bat interested people out there that might be hard to answer: Why is the MLB approved bat list not open for all to see like the IBAF and CEB lists are?
I totally see the worth of an approved bat list for insurance purposes and so but why is it not open to read. The swedish league follow the CEB list but any player can get a bat approved that isn't on the list provided he has one to spare and if the bat is approved on other lists it pretty much is approved right away...
Comment by Martin on February 27, 2015 at 9:00pm

Wood grain - wide or narrow

For maple and birch bats, how important is distance between wood grain?  Should we look for very tight grain like a phone book or wider grain?

Comment by timothy mayo on December 5, 2014 at 10:28am

We are selling our T5 Centauro Hydraulic Copy Lathe, all accessories, 20 metal bat templates, two knife grinders. 860 335 7196

Comment by Buck Watford on November 7, 2014 at 1:29pm
I recently received a maple billet from a juco player that wanted me to turn it into a "wall hanger" for him. He stated his grandfather had bought the billets several years ago as a grandfather-grandson project, but they were unable to complete due to the grandfather's decline in health. I agreed to turn the model for him. As I did so the wood had a very strong chocolate almost maple syrup smell to the turnings. The billet was very heavy (110) oz., very dry, and seemed very dense. I assume it had been sitting for a while due to extensive end checking. Has anyone else had this experience? Could it have just been am old air dried billet that had a lot of sap?

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