Introduction: Carved Wooden "bat" by Step


This is a hand-carved (from a single piece of tree) club. The design is of a head with a sphere in it's mouth.

I didn't make it, but I know the guy who did, and he doesn't have access to the internet.
10 hours work I am told...

Phone-pictures I'm afraid.

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rosemarybeetle (author)2011-07-14

This is great. I love it. Any idea what wood it is?

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lemonie (author)rosemarybeetle2011-07-14


Hi,

  I did know, but can't remember now. I was just a piece of common tree, the colour having been added. Thick bit was trunk, the long bit a branch.
(The guy is a real craftsman/artist)

L

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flamesami (author)2010-12-10

what is the animal head?...
I can just imagine some-one wielding it and saying.." surrender, lest you too feel the bite... of the (insert animal's name here)!"
I think it's a jaguar am I right?


...surrender, lest you too feel the bite...of the jaguar!

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lemonie (author)flamesami2010-12-10

I don't know, but the old-guy is good with wood.

L

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Ekzile (author)2010-09-21

It resemble's a Shillelagh more then a bat.

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lemonie (author)Ekzile2010-09-21


That is what it essentially was before it was carved, you're quite right there.

L

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red-king (author)2010-08-07

very nice.

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lemonie (author)red-king2010-08-07


the guy is very talented

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Kryptonite (author)lemonie2010-08-08

Your "L" is not a capital. This disturbs me.

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lemonie (author)Kryptonite2010-08-08

keyboards all bust, using 'on screen keyboard' for now

L

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gmjhowe (author)lemonie2010-08-09

If you need a keyboard, just ask! (unless you just have not got to the shop yet)

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lemonie (author)gmjhowe2010-08-09


I've 3... just need to fix one.

L

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Kryptonite (author)lemonie2010-08-08

Wow. You must love this site, my frustration would over power my urge to sit here on Instructables and talk to people if I didn't have a keyboard.

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scoochmaroo (author)2010-08-09

10 hours? That seems superfast to me. You should ask to record a time-lapse video of him doing it! Awesome stuff.

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lemonie (author)scoochmaroo2010-08-09


i'd like to see that, but it'd probably involve hanging around Step's place for a coulple of days.

L

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Dr Qui (author)2010-08-08

Nice Shelale, this one is menacing enough to be considered more of a Cudgel.

How does he stain it so dark? ash is the whitest of wood, I really like the finish he has achieved.

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lemonie (author)Dr Qui2010-08-08

it was your classic shillelagh (or however it should be spelled) before it was carve, i'll ask Step next time i see him about the stain.

L

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Kryptonite (author)2010-08-08

What wood was it made out of?

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lemonie (author)Kryptonite2010-08-08


ash i think. the thick end was 'trunk' and the rest a branch

L

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Kryptonite (author)lemonie2010-08-08

I can see that, it's very well done!

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GianniMora (author)2010-08-07

sick -M

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