Puttering Around with Oak and Cherry

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Project by jjw5858 posted 01-04-2012 02:39 AM 2150 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everybody, hope all is well out there.

Had a chance to revisit a project I had left a ways back sitting around the shop….and so I took this Oak dowel and gave it a spin!

I had some Cherry wood from our back yard to make the actual putting head, I hand carved and shaped it to what I thought might look cool…and yet still make a good contact with the ball.

I have not been to the local mini golf course in years…lol, used to play with my Grandfather when I was a teenager.

Just thought….why not? Could I make a golf Putter if I tried…this is how it usually happens in my shop, these off the wall ideas….lol….since It is a hobby/OBSESSION…...whooops….did I say that?

So here is what I came up with…from a while back making the putting head….to the handle I turned tonight…..putts pretty well actually.

I used rasps, files, handsaws, and the good ole spokeshave to really get this cherry piece into a shape.

My reference was an old putter I saw on the web, I shot a pic using my cell phone cam so I could look every so often while in the shop…lol…...high tech stuff.

Well I hope this was something of interest, it was fun to make….and I really like it….something different to putter around with…..aww I had to say it….lol Well…maybe it’s something Tiger WOODS…..would try using…aww…...sorry….I know….the jokes are getting worse….ahh hell….it’s a Tuesday…...haaaa.

Thanks for checking it out, be well gang and take care!


-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#1 posted 01-04-2012 03:22 AM

Cool! Looks like something to do as you sit and wait for glue or stain to dry. My daughter thought it was cool that the handle screws into the putter head.

-- Doug

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#2 posted 01-04-2012 03:24 AM

Very very cool


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#3 posted 01-04-2012 03:37 AM

Looks great, never seen one like it before. Well done.

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#4 posted 01-04-2012 03:55 AM

Cool project,nice work.


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#5 posted 01-04-2012 04:29 AM

That’s awesome.

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#6 posted 01-05-2012 03:47 AM

Very cool! I really like it.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#7 posted 02-06-2012 06:20 PM

Nice putter, but I’m curious why you tagged this project with “bed, chair, jig, workbench, clock, cabinet, pen etc” when it clearly isn’t any of those.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#8 posted 06-02-2017 12:08 PM

Too funny – a couple of friends and I were just discussing making putters like this just for grins!!

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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