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Christine Bednark
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  • Centerville, MA
  • United States
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  • Efrain Lara
  • Ashley Minor
  • Joe Knapp
  • Tim Halloran
  • Dave Butler
  • Bobby Anthony
  • Andy
  • Brandon Zelichowski
  • Tyson J. Spring
  • Buck Watford
  • adan jimenez aguilar
  • Gunnar Sandberg
  • Zach Boehmer
  • Walter Ambrosch Master Turner
  • Michael Paes

Christine Bednark's Discussions

Barnstable Bat Company Super pro grade ash bats Christmas Special

Started Dec 2, 2012 0 Replies

 Barnstable Bat is entering our 21st year. For Christmas we are offering a two ash bat special. Two pro grade ash bats for $110.00, free shipping. Models  13, 72,110,243 or 271 in 32",33" or 34".…Continue

Tags: Barnstable, Bat, Company, birch, maple

Barnstable Bat Company Super pro grade ash bats

Started Oct 10, 2012 0 Replies

Checkswing members,we have a  supply of very high quality ash bats ready for sale. These are in all aspects MLB grade.  All bats are in 32" or 33" length,models 243 or 271,cupped. The special fall…Continue

Tags: birch, barnstable, maple, wood, bats

Cape Cod Baseball League

Started Jun 13, 2012 0 Replies

The Cape Cod Baseball League begins the 2012 season this week. Many of the highest level college players are joining the ten league teams to show their talent. The seating is free and the games are…Continue

Bat making machinery for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christine Bednark Dec 11, 2011. 2 Replies

I have two Delta hand lathes for sale,the old heavy duty kind. Both are in great shape. Also a manual bat sander with a belt of 2" x 32" for on the lathe sanding,super fast.A balloon sander for bat…Continue

 

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Christine Bednark posted a status
"Juan, for some reason many want wood bats that are at minus 3 regardless of barrel size, age group, player ability."
Mar 17
Juan Baret commented on Christine Bednark's blog post 2017 wooden bat rules
"Hi Tom, Do you have a link to webpage for this new wood bat rule so I can know more about it?  The only bat rule that I'm aware of that will take effect in 2018 is from USA Baseball for Youth Leagues to get wood-like performance standard:…"
Mar 17
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Christine Bednark posted a blog post

2017 wooden bat rules

Will someone please explain the 2017 wooden bat rule at all age levels? It seems very few understand the "Official Base Ball" or MLB wood bat rule 1.10... " a smooth round stick..." NO weight limit is mentioned, plus or minus. Please explain why so many seem to feel a wooden bat of any size must be a minus 3 or or weigh more than that start point? We are talking wood bats,  not metal, not composite, not laminated wood. Very confused after 25 years of bat making. Tom at Barnstable Bat CompanySee More
Mar 17
Christine Bednark replied to Casey O'Donnell's discussion Cupping Bit in the group Wood Bat Makers
"Casey,is the bit sharp ? Is the clamping devise holding the bat dead still and not moving? Is the drill chuck deflecting or wobbling?You should have at least 1 HP motor as end grain boring is one of the toughest woodworking tasks.What is the RPM you…"
Jun 3, 2013
Christine Bednark replied to ron van redick's discussion Bat drag problem
"Ron, what is the length of the bat he is using? He is really chocking up and the bat seems very long.  Tom"
May 25, 2013
Christine Bednark replied to Zach Boehmer's discussion Copy Lathe in the group Wood Bat Makers
"Zach,call me 508 362 8046 for info.. Tom"
May 14, 2013
Christine Bednark replied to Zach Boehmer's discussion Copy Lathe in the group Wood Bat Makers
"Zach, neither is a good choice. Bats require  a 5 hp drive motor and 2 cutters after the pre round and steady bushing. Under powered drive heads are slow, more chatter and more sanding. Try to find an used Centauro T5 ( no T5 E ) or a Tormadex…"
May 8, 2013
Christine Bednark and Zach Boehmer are now friends
May 7, 2013
Christine Bednark replied to Zach Boehmer's discussion Sander in the group Wood Bat Makers
"Zach, a brush head sander,  Sand-Rite makes them. Not the best way to sand bats. If you are turning your own bats sanding on the lathe while the bat is spinning is the best sanding method. Use 150 to 220 grit for the best finish.Tom at…"
Apr 28, 2013
Christine Bednark replied to Bobby Anthony's discussion Role Call in the group Wood Bat Makers
"Barnstable Bat is still here !! 21 years in the bat making biz. Ash,maple and birch. barnstablebat.com  ,baseballbat.net    ,capecodbat.com   ,birchbat.com      Great wood ,great bats. Thank you…"
Apr 27, 2013
Christine Bednark commented on Thomas Bednark's group Barnstable Bat Company
"Paul, we have been making bats since 1992. I am also a life long woodworker who has made acoustic guitars,built houses,furniture ,boats and cabinets. We take pride in material selection and workmanship. A good bat requires good wood and we use and…"
Apr 16, 2013
Christine Bednark replied to Zach Boehmer's discussion Bats in Minor Leagues in the group Wood Bat Makers
"Zach, do not go for MLB certification unless you have plenty of money. You are talking about $50,000. for insurance and the administration fee each and every season. Tom"
Apr 11, 2013
Christine Bednark and Tim Halloran are now friends
Apr 11, 2013
Christine Bednark replied to Casey O'Donnell's discussion Engraver in the group Wood Bat Makers
"Only two Universal or Epilog. Buy no imports as the are poor and support is not there. Used lasers are available but be very careful. I would say buy new,$25,000. is about the cost with training , computer and fume removal system. Tom at Barnstable…"
Mar 26, 2013
Christine Bednark commented on The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group Wood Bat Makers
"Pat, a Mattison 69, a rotary head lathe,is for super high production. In the old days used by LVS and other high volume bat makers to crank out tens of thousands of the same model bat. A Very dangerous machine in the past ,a bit safer now due to…"
Mar 26, 2013

Profile Information

Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
5' 8"
Weight:
145
Position(s):
1B
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
slap
I currently:
Enjoy watching games
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, High School
Baseball Coaching Experience:
None
Baseball Umpiring Experience
None
Softball Playing Experience:
Youth, High School
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Ted Williams, the best. Did his job well
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Dave LaRoach
More About Me:
Office manager of Barnstable Bat Company. I know wooden bats
Website:
http://barnstablebat>com

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2017 wooden bat rules

Posted on March 17, 2017 at 5:54am 1 Comment

Will someone please explain the 2017 wooden bat rule at all age levels? It seems very few understand the "Official Base Ball" or MLB wood bat rule 1.10... " a smooth round stick..." NO weight limit is mentioned, plus or minus. Please explain why so many seem to feel a wooden bat of any size must be a minus 3 or or weigh more than that start point? We are talking wood bats,  not metal, not composite, not laminated wood. Very confused after 25 years of bat making. Tom at Barnstable Bat…

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copy lathe for sale

Posted on July 14, 2011 at 5:41am 2 Comments

Selling a Centauro TC1200 mechanical copy lathe in very good condition, little used with AG 125 knife grinder and extras. 3 phase ,220 volt system. New list price is 25k, 13 k or best reasonable offer.

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At 2:00pm on April 17, 2012, Vincent Thron said…

I know. I though maybe my brother could use them and break them in.  He is 17 and 6' and even he has a little difficulty.  They look good on my self with my cooperstown bat for now.

 

At 1:15pm on March 27, 2012, Brandon Zelichowski said…

Where do you list who won the bats?

At 11:29pm on May 10, 2011, Gunnar Sandberg said…

Hey Tom and Christine,

I was just recently notified that I won the bat contest!  Sorry it's taken so long.  Please mail the bat to:

113 Wolfe Grade

Kentfield, Ca

94904

At 12:37pm on April 6, 2011, The CheckSwing Clubhouse said…

Hi Tom and Christine,

We have a winner in your bat contest - Gunnar Sandberg

I left a comment for him to send you his name and mailing address.  You may want to contact him here as well - http://www.checkswing.com/profile/GunnarSandberg

At 9:15am on February 9, 2011, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Christine!

Enjoy the site and have fun making baseball connections. Be sure to invite any players you know to join you on CheckSwing!
 
 
 

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