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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Im basically just trying to find a cheap and easy way to make my own practice swinging clubs. Any ball + sock = poi type of answers out there?

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We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

Total posts: 7263
Posted:How about, get some wood, a sharp knife and whittle some smile Hard work but very satisfying and cheap as chips. Apart from that shrug and I'm sure someone out there has a better answer than mine

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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland

Total posts: 3882
Posted:some wooden curtain rails have knobs on the end

all ya gotta to is find the right diameter and tape the right weight on the end

might work...


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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 2830
Posted:Suggest buying the white one piece universal swinging/juggling clubs because they are cheap (AUD $15.00). Alternatively, you could search for cupboard knobs at a hardware shop, and make your own with Al tube etc. If you know someone who does wood work, then they might be able to turn some club knobs for you.

Good Luck

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TheBovrilMonkey
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England

Total posts: 2629
Posted:
These work surprisingly well

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But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Thanks a ton, Bovril. Exactly the answer I was looking for!

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Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Made my first club today and I gotta say, it came out better than I even expected. I went with a yellow and black color scheme cuz the hardware store didnt have any white electrical tape. Making them is a bit tedious and time consuming since you gotta cut all that paper then wrap the whole thing in tape but its well worth it. Very nice weight, well balanced, and surprisingly durable. Im definately making two more to complete my set and Ill probably make some to sell to friends.

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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TheBovrilMonkey
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

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Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England

Total posts: 2629
Posted:Sounds cool, when do we get pics? wink

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth, Australia

Total posts: 5814
Posted:How lond did it take to make a one?

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Didnt really keep track of the time but Id say is was around an hour to an hour and a half per club. I got one more to make yet so Ill try and time myself. Ill also work on getting some pics once they're done.

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:I think any future sets of these I make will be slightly modified. Im gonna put a thin wooden dowel down the center to add a bit of support so you cant easily bend it in half. Will also modify the heads so they're a bit wider, the suggested recipee results in a rather thin headed club.

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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