|Project by Hacksaw007||posted 12-30-2011 03:00 AM||2885 views||3 times favorited||16 comments|
Three more fresh off the lathe Billy Clubs. First one is a Safari Colorwood, with black painted handle threshold and rounded end. Being the dummy that I am at times, I wondered how much this would hurt if I just tapped it on my head? It hurt! Well balanced. Finished in a satin gloss spray on conversion varnish.
The second one and the best looking is a wormy white oak with the front and read rings of the handle painted midnight blue, and finished in a high gloss spray on conversion varnish. Very well balanced, quick and well fitting at the handle.
The last one is a reproduction of my grandfathers billy club that he said was from the depression. I broke the club when I was just little, and making one like this one was my first lathe project with my grandfather’s lathe and teaching. It is made from some of his stored cherry, over 60 years old. It smelled up the whole shop when I was turning it, the smell of air dried cherry, brought back some good memories of the shop times with my grandfather.
The first and second billy club are around 16 inches long, 1 5/8 thick at the working end of the clubs, the last one is almost 21 inches long, very light and well balanced. Thanks for looking!
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