Puttering Around with Oak and Cherry

  • Advertise with us
Project by jjw5858 posted 931 days ago 1369 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everybody, hope all is well out there.

Had a chance to revisit a project I had left a ways back sitting around the shop….and so I took this Oak dowel and gave it a spin!

I had some Cherry wood from our back yard to make the actual putting head, I hand carved and shaped it to what I thought might look cool…and yet still make a good contact with the ball.

I have not been to the local mini golf course in years…lol, used to play with my Grandfather when I was a teenager.

Just thought….why not? Could I make a golf Putter if I tried…this is how it usually happens in my shop, these off the wall ideas….lol….since It is a hobby/OBSESSION…...whooops….did I say that?

So here is what I came up with…from a while back making the putting head….to the handle I turned tonight…..putts pretty well actually.

I used rasps, files, handsaws, and the good ole spokeshave to really get this cherry piece into a shape.

My reference was an old putter I saw on the web, I shot a pic using my cell phone cam so I could look every so often while in the shop…lol…...high tech stuff.

Well I hope this was something of interest, it was fun to make….and I really like it….something different to putter around with…..aww I had to say it….lol Well…maybe it’s something Tiger WOODS…..would try using…aww…...sorry….I know….the jokes are getting worse….ahh hell….it’s a Tuesday…...haaaa.

Thanks for checking it out, be well gang and take care!


-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

7 comments so far

View nobuckle's profile


1120 posts in 1357 days

#1 posted 931 days ago

Cool! Looks like something to do as you sit and wait for glue or stain to dry. My daughter thought it was cool that the handle screws into the putter head.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

View therookie's profile


887 posts in 1424 days

#2 posted 931 days ago

Very very cool


View ShaneA's profile (online now)


5245 posts in 1195 days

#3 posted 931 days ago

Looks great, never seen one like it before. Well done.

View a1Jim's profile


111999 posts in 2174 days

#4 posted 931 days ago

Cool project,nice work.

-- Custom furniture

View Kelen's profile


270 posts in 988 days

#5 posted 931 days ago

That’s awesome.

View DarrylJN's profile


217 posts in 1160 days

#6 posted 930 days ago

Very cool! I really like it.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

View Manitario's profile


2254 posts in 1479 days

#7 posted 898 days ago

Nice putter, but I’m curious why you tagged this project with “bed, chair, jig, workbench, clock, cabinet, pen etc” when it clearly isn’t any of those.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase