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Project by recycle1943 posted 03-08-2014 09:17 PM 1538 views 14 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been a week trying to get these done. Poospleasure helped me quite a bit with info and pictures. My object was to get a balancer that looked like a golf club driver. I finally accomplished it with the ones pictured, I won’t show the ones leading up to these ‘cause they just aren’t worth it unless someone wants to see how not to do it.
Anyway, these are about 15” high with the hole being around 11”. The shaft is walnut 3/4” wide x 5/8” thick. The foot is about 4” long and 4 pieces, 3 of which are the face consisting of 2 pieces of walnut and 1 piece of 3/4” plywood. The bulk of the foot is a single block of 1” walnut with a 22 1/2 degree angle with a 3/4” dado to accept the shaft. Being a little hesitant to rely totally on glue I decided to drill and screw the shaft as well as glue it to the foot. The 5th picture shows the dado and the screw.
Thanks for looking and thanks poospleasures for your help.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup





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majuvla

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#1 posted 03-08-2014 09:33 PM

Realy amaizing and unique,verry nice idea!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 03-08-2014 11:45 PM

Very cute idea

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 03-09-2014 04:02 AM

These came out great. Now you’re set to play the 19th hole.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 03-09-2014 04:16 AM

Nice twist on an old idea.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#5 posted 03-09-2014 12:00 PM

Dick, Glad you were able to figure it out. They look great!

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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DIYaholic

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#6 posted 03-09-2014 01:09 PM

Well done!

These give new meaning to….
Drinking & Driving!!!

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

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Tommy

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#7 posted 03-09-2014 01:51 PM

This is a great idea and they look awesome!

-- Tommy

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recycle1943

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#8 posted 03-09-2014 04:36 PM

@DIYaholic – this came to my phone, I glanced at it and went on working on more ‘drivers’ – I’m not stupid but sometimes REALLY slow and when it finally hit me I started laughing so hard I had to quit sanding and come in and respond. Sure wish I played golf -
thanks for the comment and the chuckle.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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DIYaholic

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#9 posted 03-09-2014 08:55 PM

Glad my post made you laugh….
Your Project post is inspiring me!!!

So, for that I say….
Thank YOU!!!

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

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#10 posted 03-15-2014 03:44 AM

cool idea – just curious, how many did you build? Fore? lol

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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recycle1943

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#11 posted 03-15-2014 09:39 AM

@WistysWoodWorkingWonders – I have 2 prototypes that I refuse to show (lol), and when I found the right combination of angle and appearance I made the 4 that are posted. A couple days later I made 4 more in about 2 1/2 hours not counting the glue-up time from the previous day, they are scheduled for a craft show next week.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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recycle1943

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#12 posted 03-15-2014 01:02 PM

cool idea – just curious, how many did you build? Fore? lol

Again – sure wish I golfed, I’d catch these things earlier

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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