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Old 03-31-2009, 10:44 AM
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Ive always had in my mind to carve a old baseball bat. Last week coming home from a Drs visit at the VA I stopped at a antq shop in our little area.

Found this old beat up bat,its a Rawlings but someone had use it to bat rocks with,course alot of bad dents and smaller holes on the side I was going to carve.I sanded them out.

I've carved a new base ball last year for my grandson and now hes got a bat also.

This bat best I could find out on line is made of white ash and buddy,its seasoned over the years even harder. But what really was hard is on a bat,the grains run from the handle to the top of the bat and I had to carve across them. I still need to carve the stiches in the ball in the glove,plus round the ball off more. I sanded and stained it yesterday but Im not though with its finish yet.

Its 34 inches with a batter{with the old Yankee Stadium behind him},catcher,pitcher,guy catching the ball and a glove & ball. I have several things to do today but will start painting the items on it tomorrow.

Thought Id show you it just carved. Hope you enjoy viewing it and as always your thoughts or comments are always welcome.

Thks' Forrest
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Hi Forrest ,I'll bet your hands are sore being the hard wood. Looking good so far, looking forward in seeing it Painted.Stay well Ole Friend. Merle
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Merle my good buddy,yea my right hand stays sore but that shows Im carving! I wear a brace at nights to bed,which helps.

I will be painting the bat soon,kinda like the natural finish but with painting it,I can bring out alot more of the details. It will take a little while to painting it with out getting any paint on the wood other than the carved areas.

Thanks Merle my old friend for ckn it out.

P.S. Im well and you take care of yourself also. This is the 1st time in 2 months I've not been sick and Im going to get in all the carving time I can!!
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What a great idea and how fitting to relief carve baseball figures. Really neat!
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Im gald you liked it Kathy. My golf ball I carved a old timey standing golfer,on my baseball I carved baseball players and on this baseball bat,baseball players seemed again fitting.

The main thing also was to get in the old Yankee Stadium{at the top} that was build in 1923. Once I've painted every carved item they will stand out even more.

Theres alot of I wish I did this or that on this bat but once Ive carved something is how I leave it.

Thk's again for your nice comments Kathy.

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Howdy Forrest!

You've gone n' done it again, my friend! What a great idea, and a fantastic carving! Can't wait to see the finished product. You are amazing!

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PS: I hope everything went well at the doc!
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thats really neat Forrest! i love how you can carve and paint any kind of wood!
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Mark,Im gald my friend that you liked this carved baseball bat. It came out alot better than I thought it would.

I just made up old ball players as I carved the next one. Thier uniforms and gloves are the old timey types.While Im painting them I can bring out the old baseball players from the past even more. It will be fun but kinda long and drawn out.

Did great with seeing my Drs at the VA. Im taken the best meds.there is. Course what they dont know?? Is "wood" and it in front of me makes me purrrr~ Thanks for asking and thank you Mark for your always neat thoughts and your good comments.

I value you and appreciate you.

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Sharon Id seen baseball bats selling from $15.00-$50.00 or better. But I bought this one for $6.00.

I was looking for a old bat not a new one. Old wood and junky found wood excites me to figure out what I can "try" to carve in them.

Just like you did with the beautifull Hair Hook you carved and turned it into such a wonderfull piece of art.

I thank you so much Sharon for your neat thoughts here about this ball bat.

I wont hit a home run but all Im trying to do is to just get on base! {which means, to keep on carving}

Thks again,Forrest
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Hey Forrest, ya better not try to get on base with Sharon, I've been tryin for months and it ain't workin for me, but ya never know, she might go for a young fella like you. Oh, by the way, the old bat (not Sharon) the wood one, looks pretty dang good, get 'er painted ther buddy and we 'll see it a lot better.
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