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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.
    "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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    • #3
      Re: A Fun Woodworking Diversion!

      Very nice indeed Pete.

      Brian
      Brian

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      • #4
        Re: A Fun Woodworking Diversion!

        Neat, looking forward to the Wooden Batmobile..........
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        ~~Don't worry about old age; it doesn't last that long.

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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?
          "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
          John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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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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                    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
                      My Blog - Second Wind Workshop
                      http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/

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