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Project by Hacksaw007 posted 12-14-2011 10:42 PM 2618 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Haven’t listed any projects for a while, so here are a few. The first two are made from Rutland Colorwood, all the colored plys are running the same direction and turn like hardwood.

All of the clubs are around 16 inches long, and the thicknes of the club part is around 1 1/2 thick. The trick is to turn them so that they are balanced and feel ok in your hands. I take mine out of the lathe several times to hold it and feel the balance. It took me a while to get the hang of it.

The last two are from some spacer skids our of White Oak that was between some lumber that was going to be thrown out. They even had some worm holes and stuff going on in them which looked very cool after finishing.

I used black spray paint, with sprayed on conversion varnish, hard, smooth, and balanced. Would not want to get hit with these sticks. If you look at my past projects there are other clubs there.

Want to try out weighting some with lead in the ends, but you have to watch out if you are selling them that some places do not allow the sales of them, I have been told.

Hey, thanks for looking!

-Mike

-- 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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Skylark53

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#1 posted 12-14-2011 11:05 PM

Nice work. The colored plywood sure shows up pretty. I still have the billy stick (not quite this classy looking) my dad carried when he worked as a guard at Pearl Harbor in the early 50s. His is weighted on the business end-quite a weapon if you know how to use it.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#2 posted 12-15-2011 12:52 AM

These are so nice it almost makes me want to come over and receive a “beat down” from you…....I said almost.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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lew

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#3 posted 12-15-2011 01:19 AM

Really like the colors on the last two, Mike!!

Lew

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#4 posted 12-15-2011 06:44 AM

Wow it would almost be a honor to be hit with this Puppy :))

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#5 posted 12-15-2011 03:17 PM

now that’s a beat down in style!! i’d walk around with my wallet hanging half out of my pocket if i had one of those bad boys. you should do an ebony handle and something else for the club so that all the weight is in your hand. plus it would just be sweet to look at. thanks!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#6 posted 12-15-2011 10:26 PM

Those really look great with all the color in them. I just can’t picture a Cop walking around with one of them on his belt though. If you want a real heavy one try useing Iron Wood.

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#7 posted 01-01-2012 11:57 PM

Mike, I like the colors of the one and the classic looks of the others. Nicely done!

Tom

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