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Project by zombeerose posted 906 days ago 1361 views 13 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these as Christmas gifts for friends this year. Unfortunately, they were late in being completed because I kept cutting thru the lacquer finish and had to make some repairs. They hold three darts with an elastic band that fits into a length-wise groove. Two darts fit into holes from one end while the third dart nestles in from the opposite end.

The main body is alder with the sides being black walnut, purple heart, and leopardwood respectively.

Approx. 6.5” 3” 1.5”. If making your own, make sure you account for the length and shaft diameter of your particular darts. For long sets, 7” would probably be better.

I got the idea/plan out of the Woodworkers Journal, Summer 2011.

Completed January 2012.

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 906 days ago

Wow these are so unique and made with great wood plus super workmanship.Very nice.

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#2 posted 906 days ago

Very nice and well designed .

Kiefer

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#3 posted 906 days ago

Awesome, I’ll be trying one of these soon. Thanks!

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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#4 posted 906 days ago

Very nice crafting on this…one huuuuundred and eiiiighty!....lol. nice work!

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

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#5 posted 906 days ago

Nice job. I need one of these for my darts.

I really like the “Two & One” arrangement! The only other ones I have seen have all three darts stored in the same direction from one end. This is a much better design.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 626 days ago

These are really cool. I saw Grant’s too. A neat design and you both did a wonderful job with fit & finish.

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