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Conductors Baton

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Project by ThorinOakenshield posted 11-04-2014 02:22 PM 1400 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple conductors baton. 4 different Malaysian woods for the handle. Several quick coats of wipe on poly. Tapered poplar for the shaft painted. The balance center is just beyond the handle, same place as the “professional” one I was inspired from.

-- -Thorin Oakenshield, King Under the Mountain





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Thewoodman2000

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#1 posted 11-04-2014 02:24 PM

Very nice. Looks like it would fit in the hand nicely!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts

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JayT

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#2 posted 11-04-2014 02:26 PM

Nice! Did you have to add some weight to the handle to get a good balance?

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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ThorinOakenshield

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#3 posted 11-04-2014 02:30 PM

No weight added. Added picture showing balance.

-- -Thorin Oakenshield, King Under the Mountain

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Kaleb the Swede

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#4 posted 11-04-2014 03:43 PM

You balanced it perfectly. As soon as I get a lathe this is going to be something that I am going to make straight away. (I teach orchestra in high school, and conduct musicals).

Great work

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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JayT

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#5 posted 11-04-2014 04:56 PM

Yep, perfect balance point, right where the baton should be pinched. Now I’m even more impressed!

In my former life as a band director, I usually used fiberglass batons with a bit larger handles (more of a teardrop shape—totally a personal preference), but all had to be perfectly balanced. Anyone who uses one for any length of time understands.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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