We have been visiting with my son and his family. They have the twin boys I took camping. While there they were saying they were having trouble finding a wood baseball bat for one of the boys. Of course, grandpa volunteered to make one. I'm happy to, but two problems: Even with all the wood I have piled and stacked around my place, I don't have a suitable billet of ash or hickory for a bat. There is a persimmon tree that has been down a couple years. But, I don't know if that's a good bat wood. Other problem: I'm so totally disinterested in baseball that I have been called un-American. I actually fell asleep once while on assignment photographing a b'ball game in Chicago when one of the all-time greats hit a record home run. And, that is true. Ennyhow, I don't know the proportions to use. Will probably pick up a junior aluminum bat at Salvation Army or someplace to use as a pattern. Will also Google for patterns. Stay tuned, it will be fun.
Oh, BTW, the other twin is a budding chef. I'll make him a cutting board. It will be either teak and maple or walnut and maple.