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Clear Coats

Started by Trevor Moss. Last reply by Chris Flores Aug 9. 1 Reply

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

Coloring Bats

Started by Joe. Last reply by Chris Flores Aug 9. 1 Reply

hey all. I was wondering what everyone is using to color their bats? I have used both wood dyes, wood stains and also high quality paint. I would love to using strictly dyes but can’t seem to get a…Continue

Model of Bats for heavier billets

Started by Kevin sekula. Last reply by Thomas Bednark Jun 20. 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

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

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Comment by Jacobsultd on January 23, 2010 at 5:32pm
The video was informative, but to obtain it is another thing. Get a solid piece of wood that's about 3 to 4" in depth about 6" wide. The length will have to determined based after setting up drill press table with mounted clamp. Use a piece of 2" diameter PVC pipe and place drill bit into opening for center marker.

Figure out how much of the width u have to cut to fit into the clamp jaws, allowing for space to open and enough compression grip. The length has to be figured out her for the vblock to reach and clamp the PVC pipe, include extra length for overhang. Cut down the middle of block then cutout 90 degree from each side which to form <>.you are going to have to figure out distance of end cut that will secure the barrel. Use the PVC pipe to help with alignment and gripping spots. Get a strong drill press, about 3/4 hp and platform to support bat at knob. I gave you a lot of pieces, you gotta visualize and put it together. Not going to be as fast as pneumatic setup. I'm heading we have lower operating budget.
Comment by Prevail Bat Company on January 23, 2010 at 5:27pm
Thank you Roland.
Comment by Prevail Bat Company on January 23, 2010 at 4:42pm
Wow!! That is awesome. Mine come out pretty clean but definitely not as quick. So you guys designed that machine on your own?
Comment by Roland Hernandez on January 23, 2010 at 4:18pm
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Unfortunately, we can't point you to a place that sells this, but I thought I'd show you what we do. We designed a pneumatic setup.. two v-shaped clamps come in from the sides - and the v-shaped brackets center the bat with the core bit. The horizontal borer then drills the cup. The v-shape brackets auto-center for any barrel diameter.

Here is the video...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80XnYQaKQuU

I hope this video helps.

Roland Hernandez, Founder
RockBats.COM
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Comment by Prevail Bat Company on January 23, 2010 at 3:10pm
Hello fello bat makers, This is a great idea for us to get connected. I was wondering if anyone could give me some help with something. I would love to know the name of the clamp that you guys use for cupping. the clamp I use to hold bats while cupping works well however once in a while the centering may be off plus I really have to struggle to hold the bat still. I was wondering if there is a self centering device i could attach to the drill press or if there is a really good drill press I should look into or something like this.
Comment by Gary J. Heim on January 19, 2010 at 2:01pm
Thanks Kyle,

An excellent site for us.

Gary J. Heim President, Utopia Bat Works
Comment by Roland Hernandez on January 16, 2010 at 2:15pm
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Great idea!

Thanks for the invite.

Roland Hernandez, Founder
RockBats.COM
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Comment by Jacobsultd on January 15, 2010 at 8:49pm
Thanks for invite Kyle..
Comment by Charles "Lefty" Trudeau on January 15, 2010 at 2:03pm
If its baseball it has to be a wood bat! Anything thing else is cheating.
 

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