Louisville Slugger Brushes

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Jayaruh, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I got this batch of Louisville Slugger bat nubs from Charlie, AKA @wristwatchb. The limiting factor is the skinny end. I got out today and turned some test handles.
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    This is my first attempt making a handle out of the Louisville Slugger wood stubs. Below is the same handle, just different knots. Left to right: Maggard 22mm synthetic, boar, 23mm two-band badger.
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    Below, I am experimenting with shape/size. #1 is suggestive of a ball, and #5 of a ball and bat.

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  2. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

    I'm impressed!
     
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  3. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Home Run!
     
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  4. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Great use of the nubs.

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  5. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Jim, they're beauties. Nice job!
     
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  6. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Those are excellent brushes! You will find a market for those among folks who love Diamond soap!
     
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  7. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 Well-Known Member

    very nice.... looks like you're batting 1.000 with them....
     
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  8. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Save me one please, i like #4 wonder if there ever some way to brand a label (like a bat) on the side?
     
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  9. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    +1 for a brand label! Anyone for "Wonderboy" from The Natural?
     
  10. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 Well-Known Member

    One way I can think of is to use clear decal sheets, the kind used for plastic modeling. Then find the logo on the net, and print them to the decal sheet and preserve it with a decal solution. Cut to shape and after applying it to the handle and letting it dry, give it a couple more coats of finish to preserve it.
     
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  11. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Those are spectacular!
     
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  12. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Those are really neat, Jim!
     
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  13. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Dare I say it... another home run...
     
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  14. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    I hope these handles are made by hand. Making machined handles is just lathe-y.
     
  15. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    /whimper
     
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  16. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    I've considered trying to make a handle out of the knob end of an old bat.
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  17. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Are these nubs souvenirs that can be bought, or were they freebies?
     
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  18. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    My Bride and I toured The Slugger Museum a few weeks ago. During the tour, they gave each of us one. A few weeks later, I called them, spoke to an employee (didn't get her name), offered to buy a few, and she gave me a sackful free of charge. I told her they'd be used for shaving brush handles. She mentioned that she would ship them free of charge if the recipient paid the shipping. I live nearby, so I just stopped by to pick them up. If you're interested, you might give them a call and work something out for yourself.
     
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  19. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Today, I was lathe-y.
     
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  20. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I updated the original post, but some may not have seen it.

    Below, I am experimenting with shape/size. #1 is suggestive of a ball, and #5 of a ball and bat.

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