Recently, I learned how to make a baseball bat for my son. I have prepared quite a bit of knowledge for this plan. And I had an acceptable product. I want to share for everyone to comment on their way.
If you think this is too difficult, you can rely on advice from experienced people through to choose to buy yourself the most suitable stick.
Materials to prepare:
To start the work, I need to prepare the ingredients. It is very easy to find and purchase. I have prepared the following items:
A model baseball bat.
Custom cuts of wood, meeting the size of the bat you want to make
Perforated kits with diverse chisels such as oblique, pointed, sickle, straight, …
Lathe, surface polishing machine, hammer, wood saw planer, ball pen, and scale.
Manufacturing steps to cause the baseball
Step 1: Create a basic shape for the log
First, I took the piece of wood prepared to form a rectangular box, size: 37 inches long by 3 inches by 3 inches.
I then use opaque to remove its corners, so that the cross-section is octagonal, which will reduce the amount of wood you need to remove.
If you order a piece of wood that has been prepared for a baseball bat, you may not need to do this step like me.
Step 2: Mark the locations where wood needs to be removed
You use the prepared baseball bat model
Place the model on the top of the log, using a marker pen every 4 inches 1 times the diameter of the bat.
The marker will serve as a guide when turning wood. These measurements represent 4-inch increments from the crown to the muzzle. 
The knob should measure diameter 2.
The knob should measure 2 ”diameter.
4 “diameter is 1”
8 “diameter is 1”
12 ”diameter is 1 ⅛”
16 ”diameter is 1 ¼”
20 ”diameter is 1 ¾”
24 “diameter is 2 3/16”
28 ”diameter is 2 7/16”
32 ”diameter is 2 ½”
Step 3: Turning wood according to the marked size:
Put the stick in the lathe, making sure it is in place and firmly.
I used the instructions at “wikihow” to perform this stage:
- Turn on the lathe
- Use a roughing gouge to round out the wood into a cylinder
- Make diameter cuts every four inches as a guide
- Use a gouge to connect the diameter cuts of the first 12 inches of the barrel
- Remove wood along the handle end of the bat
- Remark the bat with 4-inch increments
- Use a skew chisel to cut diameter cuts every four inches along with the handle
- Connect the diameter grooves using the gouge chisel
- Measure the desired bat length from the end of the barrel
- Create the knob of the bat
- Check the bat for bumps
- Sand the bat
Step 4: Complete the bat
I use 2-layer varnish, Min-Wax wax to finish the bat surface.
After a period of hard work, the result I received was a pretty satisfactory bat. However, the feeling of holding it is not really good. If you really want to personalize your bat, I hope you give it a try. Good luck!