Saint Patricks Day Shillelagh

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 03-19-2013 01:01 AM 1057 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a few hours to turn yesterday, so my buddy, Louis, from NJ Woodturners and I made a walking stick from the laminated plywood. Fun way to spend some time in the shop. Since St Patricks, in hind sight, should have made a green one. 32 inches long, Mylands turners finish on EEE Polish base coat.

Bob. March 18, 2013


Urban Dictionary: shalaylee
Shalaylee. Actually, it’s spelled “shillelagh”. It’s Irish for a walking cane (that can be conveniently used as a club or cudgel). Usually ornamentally carved.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 03-19-2013 01:06 AM

Bob, you turned this? It’s hard to see it, but good job!! I love the color!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#2 posted 03-19-2013 01:10 AM

Matt, hi buddy, yes, turned it, same process as a baseball bat, just a different shape and added a cane tip I bought off eBay.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#3 posted 03-19-2013 01:25 AM

I did not know that you could buy cane tips.

That’s cool,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 03-19-2013 01:59 AM

Very nice work like the rest of your projects. Where do you find colored laminate lumber like that?

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#5 posted 03-19-2013 02:01 AM

That’ll raise a knot on a few noggins!
Nice job!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 03-19-2013 02:05 AM

Matt, hi, added a few more pictures.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#7 posted 03-19-2013 03:20 AM

Nice, like the color of the laminated plywood.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 03-19-2013 06:37 AM

nice turning project…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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