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Project by swirlsandburls posted 12-07-2009 03:50 AM 1741 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a commission project for a fellow that is restoring an old pickup and is using a bowling theme. These pins are half-scale, and are pretty close to accurate. The materials are ash and Spanish cedar. I finished these on the lathe with Mylands cellulose sealer and friction finish shellac. The color is natural.

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general





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Karson

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#1 posted 12-07-2009 04:06 AM

Great looking pins.

And what does bowliong pins have to do with the restoration of a pickup.

Interested minds want to know.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Beginningwoodworker

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#2 posted 12-07-2009 04:19 AM

Nice job on the pins.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Porkchop's Workshop

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#3 posted 12-07-2009 04:21 AM

Great Job!! Looks very Nice

-- Joshua Warren {Also know as- Porkchop}

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#4 posted 12-07-2009 04:54 AM

that’s cool

-- Paul , Calfornia

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sras

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#5 posted 12-07-2009 06:23 AM

This is the first time I have seen ANYONE make bowling pins! It would be interesting to see the final application. I’m guessing the pickup bed is going to look like a bowling alley??!? Oh – nice job making them…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 12-07-2009 01:54 PM

aren’t they beautiful!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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toyguy

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#7 posted 12-07-2009 02:01 PM

Making one is a feat… but ten… you must have a dublicator….... ? Nice job.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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hooky

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#8 posted 12-07-2009 03:09 PM

cool pins

but toyguy cant see no feet on them pins LOL

Hooky

PS im curious about the pickup reno to

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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cabinetmaster

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#9 posted 12-07-2009 05:10 PM

My same question “what do the bowling pins have to do with restoring the pickup?” Knobs for switches and shifter maybe? Great job on turning those. That took some ingenuity.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Monty Queen

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#10 posted 12-07-2009 06:15 PM

Awesome job on those pins. I looked at your sight and you do beautiful work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#11 posted 12-07-2009 08:07 PM

Great pins. I too would like to know how bowling pins and picup trucks relate.

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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swirlsandburls

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#12 posted 12-08-2009 02:50 AM

Hi all, and thanks for the comments. First off, I don’t have a duplicator. I came up with a way to cut diameters into the blanks, then shape to the diameters to arrive at a pretty close scale duplicate. I only ruined the first one. It is now a really short pin! As far as the restoration goes, I can’t get the client to pick up the pins!! Anyway, he was indeed going to make the bed into an alley. He could only find plastic pins, and wanted wood ones. So, he contacted me, and the work began on the set. He has even paid for them, except for the half scale bowling ball, which I haven’t started. Hopefully, he will contact me so I can deliver.

I was thinking of writing an article on solving the challenge of duplicating these to half scale (times ten). Anyone interested?

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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