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Project by Hacksaw007 posted 03-27-2010 02:50 AM 1831 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Fred Flintstone’s Club? These fun “clubs” are called Truncheons. A small Billy Club. The first pictures are my latest one. I said that I was going to make one of these over 200 days ago. Now I know why it took so long, this was hard on the nerves. Figuring out how to space the knobs, drilling they, and especially making the knobs. Thought of so many ways of doing it quicker and better as I was getting close to getting it done. I don’t believe that I will be making one with knobs again. Anyway, the “knobed” one is a laminated black wood that had too much white in it. The rejected wood make it into my shop for this project. We make gun stocks and this colorwood is hard stuff and great to turn. All the plys are running the same direction and made of birch. The green knobs are from a flourescent green laminate that my boss gave me a piece of. It measures 16 inches long. Has John Deere Green rings on the handle.

The second Truncheon is a Black and Blue Laminate, no pun meant! It has silver colored rings in the handle. This one is much better balanced with the smaller diamenter end. The last one and longest of the three is 22 inches long, and also Black and Blue laminiate. All of these are modeled off of an old billy club that my grandfather told me was used in the great depression. That club has the end broken off, but shows how they looked. I love making these but the problem is that you cannot sell these on e-bay or Elesty due to their being a weapon. Still love making them, might try selling them at craft shows. Have some other clubs on my projects files if you want to see more. Thanks for looking.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#1 posted 03-27-2010 02:58 AM

Nice Job, but I don’t think I’d show them to the kids ;^)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 03-27-2010 03:02 AM

great looking clubs
well done

-- Emmett, from Georgia

#3 posted 03-27-2010 03:07 AM

Ready to fight!

-- Charles-Etienne Sauvé-Faucher, Ebéniste.

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#4 posted 03-27-2010 03:56 AM

Cool job on the clubs. I would’nt want my wife to own one.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#5 posted 03-27-2010 06:50 AM

nice clubs…. be careful with them… lol

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#6 posted 03-27-2010 04:29 PM

Great clubs. How did you do the rings? Did you glue the boards together length wise then turn or turn then glue?

Great job!

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 03-27-2010 09:32 PM

Ja-bi-Da-bee-Due !!!
Bam-Bam is here

I like Bam-Bam´s on the first picture a lot
and it very well shown on the table with
that broken stone
and that coluer is beautyful on the wood
and a niice contrast is the green knobs

but well done all three of them


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#8 posted 03-28-2010 01:37 AM

The “rings” are just the same wood, just filled and painted. On the green one, I also took a grain liner and lined the rings to make them show up. No magic with the rings. To put the rings on a working club would weaken the club I believe, as you can see the effect of paint is doing a good job. Timing, the short blue club was the last club that I did last week and my time on the lathe was less than 1.5 hour to do, I believe that I can cut down some of that time also. Not that I am mass producing them but still want to have fun with them. I have a request to make one without the rings, just making that area tapered. Have a pink on on the lathe now, and the next time I show any I will show the orginal club in it’s rough state to show how these got their look. thanks for the comments.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#9 posted 10-31-2010 04:58 PM

Cool! I guess great minds think alike…

-- Dave

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