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Old 11-23-2019, 08:22 PM
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Wanted to show off my latest project. Couldn't find anything I really liked so I built this. It holds 20 bats total. 9 horizontally in display tubes and 11 vertically.

It is just tacked together now and I am amazed it held the bats I put in it. Thinking about painting it Red Sox red(top, middle,bottom) and the sides dark blue.
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Old 11-23-2019, 08:57 PM
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Nice, I have something very similar to the top part that I bought on Ebay.
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Outstanding! I like that a lot.
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Old 11-24-2019, 05:37 AM
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Very nice, Ben!
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Old 11-24-2019, 07:56 AM
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Perhaps you should make a second one that is painted Yankee blue.
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Old 11-24-2019, 08:28 AM
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Ben that looks great!
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Old 11-24-2019, 09:55 AM
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I went very low-tech, low cost and made use of hat/coat racks to can find a Lowes, Home Depot, etc...

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Great bat displays by both of you. Dave -- For yours, did you need to place the pegs on the left a little higher up to account for the difference in the thickness of handle vs. barrel or was that not necessary? Thanks
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Old 11-24-2019, 10:41 AM
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the handmade displays are very fine: it helps to make the collection seem like it's really your own collection. For my collection, I'm thinking of getting a large poster of an old dugout and laying the bats next to each other on the floor in front of the poster. Of course, I'd have to run this past my wife.
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I've done a few things. The last, black thing, is the bottom shelf of an Ikea bookcase. I have four of those and still have 50 other bats leaning on walls.
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Great bat displays by both of you. Dave -- For yours, did you need to place the pegs on the left a little higher up to account for the difference in the thickness of handle vs. barrel or was that not necessary? Thanks
Yes the racks on the left are placed a bit higher so that the bats display in a more level manner..

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Thats awesome guys!!!!! I need to make something to display my bats as well. I have about 10 that are just stashed off in a corner on top of a yankee stadium seat. Thanks for the ideas!!!
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Really like the bat display with the GU bats especially the Orioles bats. Of course you may “need” to add another GU Adirondack bat to the mix (how bout a Blair Adirondack).
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the handmade displays are very fine: it helps to make the collection seem like it's really your own collection. For my collection, I'm thinking of getting a large poster of an old dugout and laying the bats next to each other on the floor in front of the poster. Of course, I'd have to run this past my wife.
I love photos/cards of the dugouts showing the lumber, bat racks, etc. Always makes me wonder if any of the bats in the photos survived. Where did they go? Into a dumpster? Kindling for a fire? Hanging in someone's den or maybe in a corner of a room somewhere? Every one of them went somewhere, but which ones survived?
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:40 AM
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Although I can't prove it, I like to think that maybe my Ty Cobb bat is one of these in the photo.
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Awesome stuff everyone, I got screws and paint today so will post a pic of the finished product tomorrow.
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Awesome stuff everyone, I got screws and paint today so will post a pic of the finished product tomorrow.
Will be cool to see after painted and the bats are in....
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Old 11-26-2019, 02:24 PM
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Will be cool to see after painted and the bats are in....
This is close to done.

I now need to order some bat tubes for the horizontal ones. For a practice one to see how it would work I think it turned out really nice. I eventually want to make a nice mahogany or hickory one. With the price of the wood I figured my test one better be out of pine. I have around $100 into materials on this one. I used one 1X8, two 1X6, one 1X4, and one 1X3 all 6 foot long.

Now to buy more bats to fill this one up so I can make another one.
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This is close to done.

I now need to order some bat tubes for the horizontal ones. For a practice one to see how it would work I think it turned out really nice. I eventually want to make a nice mahogany or hickory one. With the price of the wood I figured my test one better be out of pine. I have around $100 into materials on this one. I used one 1X8, two 1X6, one 1X4, and one 1X3 all 6 foot long.

Now to buy more bats to fill this one up so I can make another one.
Looks GREAT to me! Did you decide to go with just dark blue on the whole display rather than add the red? Personally I think it looks nice just the one color.
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Old 11-26-2019, 03:39 PM
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Looks GREAT to me! Did you decide to go with just dark blue on the whole display rather than add the red? Personally I think it looks nice just the one color.
To be honest I am a cheap ass. I might get one of those small $5 cans of red and just do the center section that holds the vertical bats.

EDIT: Since I mainly collect Wade Boggs bats I added this poster to the display. Itis a SGA from Wade Boggs day when the Devil Rays celebrated Wade getting #3000. On the back of the poster it gives details of every one of those 3000 hits.
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Old 12-18-2019, 09:23 AM
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Finally got bat tubes today so I could safely display the horizontal bats. Should have another Boggs bat delivered tomorrow or Friday to add to the display.
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That looks AWESOME!
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Last week I decided my display would look better with caps from the 4 teams Wade Boggs played for. The Pawtucket is a real gamer but the other 3 are the 59fifty caps. To me it looks way better with the caps along the top.
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Those caps look great -- excellent move!

I also like it better the way you have it now without the poster in the background -- the horizontal bats jump out more.

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Those caps look great -- excellent move!

I also like it better the way you have it now without the poster in the background -- the horizontal bats jump out more.

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Me too, that is why I removed it. The bats look better without it.
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Beautiful Ben. I agree- removing background makes bats pop! The blue came out great! I believe there is a Fenway Green color out there? Just for the future
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I have always loved this photo. (not mine) A great bat display also.
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couple different ones at my home:

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I had a 10 bat wall rack and wanted the space for pics - so I went to this to save space:

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I don't have mine on the wall like you did prior, but just have mine leaning against the wall. That would look nice in the corner of the room. What's the particular that you've pictured?
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I have always loved this photo. (not mine) A great bat display also.

Hey that's my Type I! I have it hanging on my wall...
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All T206 player game used bats...
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Mike, i like this idea for displaying bats. Can you share where you found this pedestal bat rack?

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Sure can - tho they're on the pricey side IMO - I waited for a sale - I will say tho - they're made very well - altho I wish the logo was on the rack - would look better IMO.

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Sure can - tho they're on the pricey side IMO - I waited for a sale - I will say tho - they're made very well - altho I wish the logo was on the rack - would look better IMO.

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Thank You for the Link Mike, I will keep an eye out for sales. I agree a bit pricey, but they look great!

Also not to completely take this off topic, Ben - I also like what you did, but I don’t have the skills to build things like you did. Now if you wanted to make me one
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Thank You for the Link Mike, I will keep an eye out for sales. I agree a bit pricey, but they look great!

Also not to completely take this off topic, Ben - I also like what you did, but I don’t have the skills to build things like you did. Now if you wanted to make me one
It would easily cost as much if not more, it does hold twice as many bats though. This is/was a practice one. Someday I want to make a nice stained oak or mahogany one with some nice router work done to it.
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