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Wooden Disc #1: My First Comission: Wooden Disc Golf Disc

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Blog entry by bobasaurus posted 03-05-2012 08:36 PM 3229 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I sometimes make wooden disc golf discs for fun, since I play myself, and post pictures of them on disc golf forums. I get lots of positive responses, and tons of requests to make them. I recently received a message from a guy who was very flexible both for price and time involved, and decided to try doing a commission for the first time. I gave him the choice of wide wood pieces I had in the shop (so I could avoid doing a glue-up), and he chose padauk. He also bought and shipped to me a new disc which he wanted me to copy. Here is an album of pictures/descriptions of the build so far:

http://imgur.com/a/JUSC8

The “flight plate” (thin center portion) of the disc is now very thin and flexes a bit… I’ll have to be careful when sanding. This will be a display disc only, so it’s more about presentation than function.

-- Allen, Colorado



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Bagtown

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#1 posted 03-05-2012 08:52 PM

So….. . . . . it’s kind of a wooden frisbee?
Wow, that would hurt if you missed catching it. lol

Mike

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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bobasaurus

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#2 posted 03-05-2012 09:12 PM

No catching in disc golf :) . You throw at metal baskets with chains and aim for the least number of shots. They’re shaped like a more aerodynamic Frisbee for long distance throws (500+ft if you’re really good, though I can barely manage 300).

-- Allen, Colorado

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Randy Sharp

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#3 posted 03-05-2012 09:22 PM

A couple of years ago, a buddy and I turned a Valkyrie out of pine. It was a popular novelty among the locals, but labor intensive to make. I realized quickly that DGers are not willing to pay what it costs to make.

I turned to making disc golf trophies instead. No profit margin here either. I do it for the the love of the sport. You can see some of them here.

Getting ready to crank out about 50 more for the Southern Nationals Doubles Championship in June.

Thanks, Bob, for sharing your story.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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bobasaurus

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#4 posted 03-05-2012 09:35 PM

Dang Randy, that is a lot of work. I can’t imagine making 50 of ANYTHING in wood. Yeah, DGers are not the richest folks around, so who knows how many of these things I’ll sell. I don’t really want to get into lots of commissions, as it would suck the joy out of my favorite hobby. It is pretty fun, though. I like wooden versions of everyday objects I’m used to, especially if they actually function.

-- Allen, Colorado

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