Practicing Bat Making
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cornishchris

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Practicing Bat Making
« on: August 16, 2018, 05:59:33 PM »

I've made a couple of part mades and they have come out ok, but mostly with having to finish off with a sander!

I was thinking of going to to the local wood yard and getting some bat sized pieces of pine and practicing on them as a bit cheaper!

Just wondering if anyone else had done this?

Cheers Chris
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Re: Practicing Bat Making
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2018, 07:21:43 PM »

Really good idea, pine is cheap and soft so you can practice. It is a very good way to learn.
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Re: Practicing Bat Making
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2018, 07:48:53 PM »

You could try your council  local tip they usually have plenty of wood all types  for free as they only set fire to it.
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Re: Practicing Bat Making
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2018, 06:17:21 AM »

Thanks gents, will get a few pieces, it's just getting used to the tools. I'm definitely getting better but easier to just go for it on a bit of pine, particularly with a draw knife as once you've taken it off that's it!

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Re: Practicing Bat Making
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2018, 07:44:34 AM »

I found the drawknife relatively easy to use, but I shape my bats sat down
If you YouTube shave horses, you can see how the Americans use the drawknife
I find Im a lot steadier, using it this way, and can remove material a lot easier.

I also use a travisher a lot,,probably too much, but I reckon I could shape a bat just using it,,its that versatile.
Its surprising how little you need to make a bat

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Re: Practicing Bat Making
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2018, 07:47:28 AM »

One day I'll invest in a travisher look a really good bit of kit.

Will have a look at those clips

Cheers
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Re: Practicing Bat Making
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2018, 07:56:10 AM »

I reckon a bat made from Mahogany would be pretty cool.

Something @Buzz would've used, back in his days in the Raj!
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Re: Practicing Bat Making
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2018, 08:07:12 AM »

Could give it a nice french polish!
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Re: Practicing Bat Making
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2018, 01:11:22 PM »

....and the bat - ahahahahahahah!!!!
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