How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Big Dave Your Own Question

Big Dave
Big Dave, Consultant
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 111
Experience:  I'm the Cliff Claven of JustAnswer
4895705
Type Your Question Here...
Big Dave is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How do I shave a softball bat with a lathe

Customer Question

No Comment Added
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Tracy replied 7 years ago.

HiCustomer

It takes a lot of work to shave a softball bat with a lathe. You can view the details at the link below.

Shave a Baseball bat with a lathe

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
This has nothing to do with what I am talking about! I am asking how to shave the inside of a new softball bat. In other terms called "juicing" the bat.
Expert:  Tracy replied 7 years ago.

You weren't specific on the first post, so I answered the question you asked. Thank you for clarifying and being more specific now...

I am unable to find instructions on how to shave the inside of a softball bat or "juice" the bat. I will opt out of this question and give another expert the chance to find what you're looking for.

 

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
When do I get that back?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Nobody is answering my question?
Expert:  Big Dave replied 7 years ago.

HiCustomer-


"Bat doctors may also use a lathe to shave the inside of a bat's barrel to make it springier, in effect giving the ball an extra boost on contact. "

"Disappointed with the performance of a new $500 bat, he hit the garage, removed the bat's end cap and examined its innards. "I'm a very diagnostic individual," he says. He had the barrel shaved down at a machine shop, and discovered it hit balls farther than an unmodified bat did"

(http://www.bomberonline.com/VBulletin/showthread.php?p=50382&mode=threaded)

 

This website suggests another way you can shave the bat:
(http://www.bostonbaseball.com/whitesox/baseball_extras/physics.html )

" A lighter bat is easier to swing, especially a bat that's been lightened on the business end. But as we like to say in physics class, "it turns out that" one could get the very same very bearable lightness of bat by choking up about 1 inch (2.5 centimeters). Or, if you want to get tricky, just shave 0.1 inches off (3 box tops wrapped on the bat's worth) the diameter of a regular bat. This loss of diameter may be a problem for those who want to get out by hitting pop-ups. For the rest of us, it's the way to go, especially when it's time to sign your major-league bat maker's contract."

If that's not enough info, your best bet may be to purchase this ebook for $6 that claims to cover many different ways to juice your bat, including shaving
http://cgi.ebay.com/DOCTOR-ENDLOAD-JUICE-SHAVE-ANY-SOFTBALL-BAT-HOW-TO_W0QQitemZ330121910774QQcmdZViewItem
Since it's an ebook, you should be able to receive it very quickly. (there are other options on eBay as well)

If this has helped, please click Accept so I may be credited for my effort.

Thanks,

Dave

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Reply to Big Dave's Post: I would just like my money back! These answers are not helpful. that is my final request!

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
< Last | Next >
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
  • He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here. Diane Dallas, TX
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    21364
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FO/fordguy4u/2011-12-17_222940_HPIM1257.64x64.JPG Ron's Avatar

    Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    21364
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/lyeung1/2010-07-25_032152_tn_IMG_0241.JPG Dr. Y.'s Avatar

    Dr. Y.

    Urologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    18470
    I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/docjohn174/2008-12-13_170143_johnask.jpg John's Avatar

    John

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    13453
    Appliance repair business owner for over 43 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/multistatelaw/2011-11-27_173951_Tinaglamourshotworkglow102011.64x64.jpg Tina's Avatar

    Tina

    Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    8541
    JD, BBA Over 25 years legal and business experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/dermdoc19/2010-09-30_160749_Photo_122807_015.JPG dermdoc19's Avatar

    dermdoc19

    Dermatologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    3881
    30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BI/birddoctor/2012-6-22_173214_birddoctor.64x64.png Dr. Pat's Avatar

    Dr. Pat

    Bird Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3411
    25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RY/rydergar/2012-6-6_192240_IMG0328.64x64.JPG Dr. Gary's Avatar

    Dr. Gary

    Cat Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3325
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)