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Another Bowling Pin Fish Whacker

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Project by NickyP posted 48 days ago 588 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wooden mallet for striking chisels was turned on a lathe and made from a bowling pin. This is the second one I made as I gave away the first one to the man supplying me with the bowling pins. The last two photos are of the first one I turned and the story behind that one can be found here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/99113

The man I gave the first one to runs a bowling alley and is not a woodworker. My goal was to keep the look of a bowling pin for him. When he saw it he said, “now that’s a fish whacker!” and he now displays it proudly at the bowling alley.

I turned the one I’m keeping more conventionally and could not be more pleased with the results. These pins are really nice for turning and keeping the “fish whacking” supplier happy keeps the pins “rolling” into my workshop alley.

-- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."





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TheFridge

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#1 posted 48 days ago

That would be a great frog knocker too. Nice job.

-- "We build our workshops. Then we enjoy the fruits of our labor by laboring for more fruits." - Me

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stefang

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#2 posted 47 days ago

Nice work. It looks pretty brutal, have you given any thought about putting a smiley face on it?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 47 days ago

I like the 2nd one better. Not that MY opinion counts :-)

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SissyCassie

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#4 posted 47 days ago

It’s a very beautiful mallet – or “fish whacker”.... I love the grain of the wood. Nice job!

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