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Mackenzie Bats (marcel ledrew)
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  • St. John's, newfoundland
  • Canada
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Mackenzie Bats (marcel ledrew) replied to Ryan W-A's discussion Uneven carving in the group Wood Bat Makers
"Hey Ryan seems to me you need a steady rest. Sometimes if you are trying to take to big a bite with you chisel you will push on the stock and cause your issue. Also i found sharpening your chisels more often keeping them as sharp as possible makes a…"
Jun 27
Mackenzie Bats (marcel ledrew) replied to Kevin sekula's discussion Wobble from steady rest in the group Wood Bat Makers
"Hi, i use a king canada wood lathe and i am pretty sure we have the same copier. I have had that same issue. I stopped using the steady rest. I also used a higher speed. It takes longer because you take off less material per pass and of course you…"
Jun 13
Mackenzie Bats (marcel ledrew) replied to Kevin sekula's discussion Best method for applying and paint used for wood bats in the group Wood Bat Makers
"I use it straight from the can, I used thinners once but when it dried it left white haze over the bat like it crystalized.  It was a lesson learned like many I have learned over time some more expensive than others !!!!"
Feb 27, 2014
Mackenzie Bats (marcel ledrew) replied to Kevin sekula's discussion Best method for applying and paint used for wood bats in the group Wood Bat Makers
""I use a oil based lacquer brand name "WATCO" ,  you use a brush to apply it.  I tried several brands and this one is by far the best I have found.  I don't make enough bats to justify computerized lathes, dipping…"
Feb 27, 2014
Mackenzie Bats (marcel ledrew) replied to Casey O'Donnell's discussion Cupping Bit in the group Wood Bat Makers
"I use a 1/4" mini skew chisel  on your steady rest at an angle while the lathe is spinning.  Ease the chisel carefully until you get a bite and then it pretty much straight forward from there.You have to be careful not…"
Jul 1, 2013
Mackenzie Bats (marcel ledrew) replied to Zach Boehmer's discussion Vega duplicator in the group Wood Bat Makers
"You should be able to find the lathe and copier attachment on their website, I beleive you can type in king canada and their site should come up for you.  The templates I use are bats that my customers have broke and I just…"
Jul 24, 2011
Mackenzie Bats (marcel ledrew) replied to Zach Boehmer's discussion Vega duplicator in the group Wood Bat Makers
"I use a duplicator but not the vega bramd i use a brand called King Canada Industrial.  I am not about to invest in a CNC for 1000's of dollars when i only sell probably as many bats as some do in a week.  I find it great for getting…"
Jul 24, 2011
Mackenzie Bats (marcel ledrew) commented on The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group Wood Bat Makers
"I've been reading everything you guys have to say,  being a small fish in the bat making business i am buying my billet stock from a middle guy.  My supplier is great he gets me great quality but i pay the price for the quality, …"
Mar 21, 2011
Mackenzie Bats (marcel ledrew) updated their profile photo
Mar 20, 2011
Mackenzie Bats (marcel ledrew) commented on The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group Wood Bat Makers
"I was wondering where i could get good quality ink transfer decals made up,  anybody got any suggestions?"
Mar 20, 2011
Mackenzie Bats (marcel ledrew) commented on The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group Wood Bat Makers
"Perhaps i can offer a suggestion for branding your bats.  Check out "Brand New Industries on the internet and they make a brander specific for baseball bats. I have purchased one and it is way more compact it would fit on your…"
Mar 20, 2011
Mackenzie Bats (marcel ledrew) updated their profile
Mar 18, 2011
Mackenzie Bats (marcel ledrew) joined The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group
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Mar 18, 2011
Mackenzie Bats (marcel ledrew) is now friends with Larry Cicchiello and Bill Stanton
Mar 18, 2011
Mackenzie Bats (marcel ledrew) is now a member of CheckSwing
Mar 15, 2011

Profile Information

Bats:
Left
Throws:
Right
I currently:
Enjoy watching games
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League
Baseball Coaching Experience:
None
Baseball Umpiring Experience
None
Softball Playing Experience:
Youth, High School
Website:
http://www.mackenziebats.com

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At 3:52pm on March 15, 2011, Bill Stanton said…
Marcel-  Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! Have a great time making
new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!
 
 
 

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