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Project by kiefer posted 05-01-2017 05:59 PM 1117 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought some golfers would need on of these .
This is my prototype design using Baltic birch ply ,aluminum rod ,1603 bearing and a golf ball .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos





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#1 posted 05-01-2017 06:05 PM

Very Cool.

—Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#2 posted 05-01-2017 07:08 PM

Interesting idea, well implemented in practice…
good work…

-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac

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#3 posted 05-01-2017 07:11 PM

Me thinks Kiefer has found a new ambition beyond the trays and boxes 8^)
I can envision a pro golfer carefully lining up a critical putt for birdie, the crowd is hushed. The golfer gently backswings and just before sending the ball on its way, the silence is broken by the whir of 50 Kiefer Fidgets spinning up like a diesels turbo charger (the ball ends up in the sand trap…)

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#4 posted 05-01-2017 07:32 PM

I look forward to seeing how you got a bearing around that Golf Ball and make it SPIN!! :)

I know you will do it… I’d just like to see How you do it! :)

Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 05-01-2017 07:54 PM

Your imagination is unlimited… !!!! great work !!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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woodshaver Tony C

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#6 posted 05-01-2017 08:05 PM

I’m lost without a video! Nice work Klaus!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Desert_Woodworker

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#7 posted 05-01-2017 09:08 PM

K how did you cut the golf ball? Here is a method fromYTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24BpPF1gd7Q&ab_channel=JohnyWalsh

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#8 posted 05-01-2017 10:16 PM

Fore!!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#9 posted 05-02-2017 12:56 AM

A golfer will make a big swing after playing with one of these.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 05-02-2017 06:22 AM

Don’t think I have any spare space in the bag for it?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Andre

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#11 posted 05-02-2017 06:22 AM

Don’t think I have any spare space in the bag for it?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#12 posted 05-02-2017 01:59 PM

It’s very creative and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 05-02-2017 05:59 PM

Thanks all and your comments are appreciated!
Just to inform you on the original purpose of the fidget /spinner was to try to calm autistic children and it seems to have worked . I have a grandson that is somewhat autistic and that is the main reason I am making these and to see what effect it has on him.
This thing is very quiet and a golfer would likely be calmed by this and not be distracted and miss his put
I agree fully that these should be banned from most class rooms just like any other item that is considered distracting or dangerous .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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kiefer

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#14 posted 05-02-2017 06:03 PM



K how did you cut the golf ball? Here is a method fromYTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24BpPF1gd7Q&ab_channel=JohnyWalsh

- Desert_Woodworker

I cut the ball with a pull saw free hand but now I am working on a simple jig that will also help with the drilling .
As to the video I don’t see much good in it, sorry .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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woodshaver Tony C

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#15 posted 05-02-2017 06:19 PM

Just joking about the video Klaus! Absolutely no need to put time into a video for this project!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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