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Had an hour to turn and a bowling pin. Here’s the result. I put a spiral on the thumb grip for fun.
May 5, 2013
-- Bob A in NJ
Bob A in NJ
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#1 posted 05-05-2013 10:29 PM
When I use a skew, I usually end up putting spirals just about anywhere on the turning!
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.
#2 posted 05-05-2013 10:31 PM
Hi Lew. Nice to hear from you. Yes, I’ve had a few sudden reverse screw designs with a skew also. Lol
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#3 posted 05-05-2013 10:53 PM
That is nice. Where did you get your old bowling pin? I wonder if the Bowling Alley ever sells them, or if they discard them? I’d love to get my hands on a couple.
-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/
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#4 posted 05-05-2013 10:56 PM
-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX
#5 posted 05-05-2013 11:00 PM
Hi Cajun. A buddy of mine stopped into a local alley and asked for a couple and they gave him a box full.
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#6 posted 05-05-2013 11:31 PM
I made one a few years ago but the bowling pin had hollow spots in it that I had to fill with epoxy. It still turned out to be a handy project. Seems like I read somewhere else that others had the same problem with some of their bowling pins but not all of them.
Bob, your mallet sure looks nice!!!
#7 posted 05-06-2013 02:05 AM
John. Yes, you are correct. The original layout of this was an inch longer head. When I hit the voids, the design change was to cut 1” off the top. Bob
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#8 posted 05-06-2013 03:27 AM
Repurpose ,repurpose is a nice way to go and the price is right .Great job Bob , you made a nice and useful tool .
-- Kiefer 松
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#9 posted 05-06-2013 12:24 PM
Now you have to start mallet carving…
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#10 posted 05-06-2013 12:37 PM
Very resourceful and a great mallet.
helluvawreck aka Charleshttp://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
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#11 posted 05-08-2013 02:12 PM
Great way to recycle bowling pins, turned into a good looking mallet. Like the shape especially on the handles.
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#12 posted 05-09-2013 01:03 AM
Great idea, thx for sharing
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