How to Build a Pitching Mound

If you want to work on your fast ball, or fine tune your curve, you need a regulation pitching mound! A pitching mound is more than a pile of dirt, there is an exact science to the placement of the soil. The mound is 10 and 1/2″ in height and 18 feet in diameter. After acquiring the proper materials, you can get to work building the mound and start pitching into the majors! Required Tools/Materials A rubber mat (24″ long and 6″ wide) Silt Clay Sand Rake Roller press Stakes String Tape measure Shovel Wheelbarrow Instructions We need to first get the soil ready to make the mound. We are going to layer material down one inch at a time. Use a measuring container and mix equal parts of sand and clay. We now need to cover an 18′ diameter with the mixture we just made. Use...

How to Build a Putting Green

Everyone wants to be as great as Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus. The best way to improve your short game is to have a putting green of your own. It takes some time and effort to properly build and maintain a perfect putting green. Make sure to start your project on a sunny day. You wouldn’t want to do landscaping in the rain! Required Materials Seed (ask your local plant supplier which is best for the green) Fill Various lawn-care products (you can look online to check what will be best for your new green) Irrigation tubing Shovel Metal rake Hose Wheelbarrow Soil removal equipment Instructions You first need to decide where the green will go. Be sure it is off to the side and avoid places where a lot of people walk. You don’t want the green to be trampled. Mark off the area you...

How to Carve Bone

Many cultures around the world have used bone in their quest to becoming a higher and more sophisticated society. You can trace back the art of carving bones to the early Stone Age as bones were used as tools, jewelry, weapons, needles, and other various devices like boxes and figurines. Bone carvings can be valued treasures, their pristine beauty and flawless quality is unparalleled by even granite statues. They are light weight, but sturdy and can be shaped to fit your needs quite easily as described below. Required Materials Animal bone Required Tools Some engraving chisels An etching knife A scraper A leather mat A course triangular and a course round file A coping saw Sandpaper Small hand drill or dremel tool Eye protection and a mask Background Information When you think of bone carving,...