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Billet Suppliers

Started by Kevin sekula. Last reply by Kevin sekula May 16. 5 Replies

Good Morning Everyone, My current billet supplier is not kiln drying anymore. Any feedback on Maine Billets or Native LumberLLC. I know they are sawn and not split and would like to stay with split.…Continue

Spray paint vs Dipping

Started by Chase. Last reply by Martin Jan 6. 1 Reply

Just looking for the pros and cons of dipping in paint vs spray paint application? Continue

Machinery for bat turning operation for sale

Started by Matt Avery. Last reply by John MacDougall Dec 4, 2017. 1 Reply

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

Waste shavings

Started by Buck Watford. Last reply by Buck Watford Nov 21, 2017. 2 Replies

What do the rest of you guys do with all of your waste shavings? I have bag upon bag of waste after it goes through the dust collectors. I was looking for an eco friendly way to dispose or repurpose…Continue

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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 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.


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


Feb 15th 2017


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

Comment by Bobby Byrd on May 5, 2016 at 12:35am
Hey John you can't hardly get that weight. You have to go up the tree.
One can get the weights down to .400.
. 450 is usually pretty close otherwise.
.400 is usual maple weight.

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