Company creates durable bats
WARREN, N.J. — Curiously enough, it began one day when Ward A.R. Dill looked out his window and saw that an apple tree branch had fallen in his yard. With a love for woodworking that dates back to his teenage years, the 56-year-old Dill took it inside and placed it on his lathe, only to realize that it was far too unseasoned to use for any artistic purpose. So he spliced it into 50 wedges and created a vase, which he liked well enough to duplicate later in cherry for his wife. Gazing upon it as he held it in his hands, it occurred to him how strong the design appeared.And it was then that "a light bulb” clicked on in his head. The baseball fan in him began to think: "I wonder what this would look like as a bat?” "Suddenly, I...
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