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How To Make A Pine Tar Rag
How To Make A Pine Tar Rag For Baseball
You guys ever seen those pine tar rags for the baseball bats. Some of the big baseball companies sell them with a place for the pine tar bottle to go. Well, I’m going to show you how to make one of your own.
You can make your pine tar rag whatever size you want, but for purposes of following specific directions, I will give length and width specifications. I like to use an 8.5 x 8.5 pine tar rag for the simple reason that if you were to double up the bat, you would be 17 inches up, the highest spot a baseball bat can legally have pine tar.
The other reason is because it’s a good size to fold and carry in your bag, so it all works out. Here’s what you’ll need to make a pine tar rag of your own:
Duct Tape or Athletic Tape
Yep, that’s it. It’s that simple. Ok, now here are the steps to make your own pine tar rag:
Step 1: Use the scissors to cut out a piece of towel 8.5 inches by 8.5 inches. The better quality the towel, the better quality your pine tar rag!
Step 2: Start duct taping. You can use athletic tape, but duck tape is going to last a lot longer and is also easier to keep clean. Tape one whole side of the towel fully stretched out. Let the tape overlap to the other side, but have only about an inch over lap. Therefore you will see about 6.5 x 6.5 inches of towel on one side when you are finished.
Step 3: Apply your pine tar to your new pine tar rag. If you want you can make a fancy spot to carry your pine tar bottle by using more duck tape. Just get the size of the bottle and form a taped spot around it. The duck tape will hold well although it may get squished when the pine tar is out of it, it should come right back to form when you put the pine tar in it.
That’s all there is to making your own pine tar rag. You can customize your pine tar rag by using different types of duck tape or by painting on the back side of the pine tar rag. Just remember, no pine tar higher than 17 inches on a baseball bat.
Pitchers: You can make a tiny pine tar rag by using the same technique to get a little stick em on your fingers before you take the mound. Just don’t let the umpire see it! =)