|Project by bobasaurus||posted 03-17-2012 10:03 PM||4062 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
This was my very first commissioned project: a wooden disc golf disc. I’ve made a few of these in the past for fun and shown them on disc golf forums, and people seem to really like them. After denying requests to make them for a while, I finally gave in and accepted one. It’s made out of padauk, recycled from an old table I bought off craigslist for the wood. I did my best to copy the profile of the original disc the client sent to me. Finished with tung oil + poly mixture followed by wipe-on poly (had trouble getting it to cure properly on the oily padauk wood… had to wipe with mineral spirits between coats for a while). As a bonus, I made a little stand (mostly with hand tools, for the fun of it) out of elm and mahogany scraps.
It was a pretty good experience making this… I might make a few more if disc golf folks want them. I did have to make it twice after breaking the first one, though (stupid gouge caught while removing the tenon during the last step of turning). Here are pics of the build (a pretty standard turning, really):
-- Allen, Colorado