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  • A Fun Woodworking Diversion!

    Something that #1 Son said last week got me thinking about a little side project, so we took a little break from the regularly scheduled project...

    Second Wind Workshop: Gone Batty!

    I love being a Dad!
    Pete
    My Blog - Second Wind Workshop
    http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/

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    Re: A Fun Woodworking Diversion!

    Real nice Pete. Thanks for sharing with us.
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    • #3
      Re: A Fun Woodworking Diversion!

      Very nice indeed Pete.

      Brian
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      • #4
        Re: A Fun Woodworking Diversion!

        Neat, looking forward to the Wooden Batmobile..........
        Teach your kids about taxes..........eat 30 percent of their ice cream.

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        • #5
          Re: A Fun Woodworking Diversion!

          Originally posted by BadgerDave View Post
          Neat, looking forward to the Wooden Batmobile..........
          Maybe something like this?
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          Light is faster than sound. That's why some people seem really bright until you hear them speak.
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          “If I had my life to live over again, I'd be a plumber.” - Albert Einstein
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          "Its a table saw.... Do you know where your fingers are?"
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          sigpic http://www.helmetstohardhats.com/

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          • #6
            Re: A Fun Woodworking Diversion!

            Thanks guys!

            Once I saw how well they flew without any modification I thought I should hold a couple back for further experimentation. I found some info online about where to put the trailing edges. If one of these doesn't work I may modify the form a little (maybe a little less pointy!) and make them a little bigger.

            Next up is a black and blue paint job and then a coat of clear lacquer.


            This was a lot of fun and the boy went nuts for them. I was thinking of doing some form of target, maybe something with a net that would catch the Batarangs if your aim was true.
            Pete
            My Blog - Second Wind Workshop
            http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/

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            • #7
              Re: A Fun Woodworking Diversion!

              Pete, nice to see another MN member! Very cool toys BTW. Need to build him a utility belt with steel plates and embed magnets into the batorangs and other "tools" so they stick to it. When are you going to hand carve the bat helmet? :-)

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              • #8
                Re: A Fun Woodworking Diversion!

                Way Cool!

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                • #9
                  Re: A Fun Woodworking Diversion!

                  Brilliant idea Cowboy! I like the idea of the magnets. I wonder if it's centered at the bat's head if it will create a weighted point to spin around. Hmmmm...
                  Pete
                  My Blog - Second Wind Workshop
                  http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/

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                  • #10
                    Re: A Fun Woodworking Diversion!

                    Originally posted by mn pete View Post
                    Brilliant idea Cowboy! I like the idea of the magnets. I wonder if it's centered at the bat's head if it will create a weighted point to spin around. Hmmmm...
                    I have a bunch of old hard drives with the crescent shaped magnets, if you want them, they are yours.

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                    • #11
                      Re: A Fun Woodworking Diversion!

                      Version 1 of the Batarangs are complete, with version 2 on the drawing board.

                      http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.c...rk-knight.html

                      Batman seems pleased!

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                      Pete
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                      http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/

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