|Project by GaryK||posted 10-29-2009 05:36 AM||4442 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
A little project to warm me up for the oncoming winter.
I got an e-mail from the place that I bought the pucks and wax for my shuffleboard table.
They were selling a set of bowling pins for about $40. I figured that I could make them a lot cheaper. Like for nothing.
I wanted them to all be exactly alike, so with my lack of skills on the lathe, I decided to use my Legacy mill with a following template. You can see it in the fourth picture. In the fifth picture you can see them roughed out. From there I put them on my Jet mini lathe for final smoothing and sanding.
The wood is something called White Limba. I thought I would buy a piece on eBay just to see what it was like. Well, it’s mostly white but has black streaks in it. Basically it sucks. I had a piece of 8/4 so I used it for these.
The third picture shows a little pin setting device I came up with. Makes it a snap.
The design is a scaled down version from a drawing of a 10 pin I found online.
Two coats of water based Poly and they are ready to go. It adds another game to my shuffleboard table.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX