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Project by CaptainAhab posted 10-30-2010 10:51 PM 1592 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandfather used to make these and now I am! They make great Christmas gifts and have a very useful place beside your bed at night! Nearly everyone I know has one by now.

-- Dave

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#1 posted 10-30-2010 11:01 PM

Here in Pittsburgh our bedside billy club looks like a Glock. Clip in. If the bad gets gets past the 7 dogs he will be talking to Mr. Glock. ;)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 10-30-2010 11:02 PM

Thats great.
Both the project and the term.
I always wondered what a Dingbat was.
I thought it was some sort of insult.
You live and learn.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 10-30-2010 11:51 PM

Well I have been called a dingbat many a time. Now I don’t mind as much. thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 10-31-2010 12:15 AM

Wonderful. Great way to show off some good looking wood and your skills. I have some billy clubs on my projects if you care to look. Thanks for sharing!

-- 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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#5 posted 10-31-2010 01:10 AM

Cool project…unless you’re on the receiving end. That would sure put a pop-knot on someones head. I also like the hopper idea for the lathe. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#6 posted 10-31-2010 01:20 AM


Around here we call those things husband pacifiers. Mine look more like rolling pins than clubs but the wives I’ve given them to tell me they work just fine and they are easier to explain to the judge.



Way down in Tennessee we favor Mr. Colt. 1911 style that is… The sound of shucking the slide sounds like the gates of you know where opening.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#7 posted 10-31-2010 04:54 PM

Don’t be mislead!!....I have two Mastiffs and enough firepower for ANY scenario….but wisdom is in choosing the correct weapon!!

-- Dave

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#8 posted 10-31-2010 05:42 PM

I’ve referred to my ex wife as “dingbat” for 30 years.
I’m with Rivergirl. Don’t call 911, I have the answer!!

-- Life is good.

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#9 posted 11-22-2010 01:19 AM

Franklin D. Roosevelt said something about your work…

I believe in God, I trust in AK (M-70B Zastava Arms) but stick can be jammed.

-- My English and my woodworking are matching skills.

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#10 posted 06-03-2011 06:38 AM

weird, im restoring a strangly similiar lathe….just painted it blue :/

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