|Project by Hacksaw007||posted 03-27-2010 02:50 AM||1623 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
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.
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