Croquet Set

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Project by AHPDEB posted 05-24-2017 10:40 AM 728 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Children’s Croquet set. Made from Teak with Yellow Wood detail. The shafts are made from the harder pieces of Yellow Wood (Podocarpus latifolius). This set is for enjoyment only and not made to any official technical specifications.

-- Andries - South Africa

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#1 posted 05-24-2017 11:46 AM

Nice job on the croquet set. I have been thinking about making a set. Did you turn the balls too?

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

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#2 posted 05-24-2017 12:20 PM

Thank you, yes I turned the balls. This project was actually my first turning project and although not perfect results it was great fun and a good learning experience. The blue stuff around the handles I got from the sports shop.

-- Andries - South Africa

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#3 posted 05-24-2017 02:36 PM

Nice, very nice. How did you do the balls, make a jig? Making a round ball is not easy.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 05-24-2017 05:34 PM

You did a nice job on this. It looks like a fun project.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#5 posted 05-25-2017 05:34 AM

Good job, the mallets and balls look great!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#6 posted 05-25-2017 06:43 AM

I turned the balls into the basic shape (trial and error) and then manually rounded over the two sides where it was connected to the lathe.

-- Andries - South Africa

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#7 posted 05-25-2017 06:49 AM

Thanks for the comments. This was lots of fun. I discovered turning to be an excellent stress reliever.

-- Andries - South Africa

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#8 posted 05-25-2017 08:24 PM

Nice work. Friend of mine from SA, when up to Ernie Ells and said “How’s it” Ernie smiled and talked to him. Is that a greeting in S.A?

-- Petey

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#9 posted 05-27-2017 07:40 AM

Haha, yes it is, it’s actually pronounced “howzit”

-- Andries - South Africa

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