Introduction: Wooden Golf Putter

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What could I do to combine my love of golf with my love of wood? Why make wooden golf clubs of course! This instructable shows you a quick and easy way to make the most important thing in every golfer's bag, the putter.

Step 1: Getting the Supplies Together

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You don't need a whole lot to make a club, it just depends on how good you want the club to look, and how effective it is. For this putter I used an old pool cue (or any other cylindrical wooden object, like a dowel), a block of wood (which you'll shape later), wood glue, varnish (I used a clear coat but feel free to use any color, its your preference), and your standard everyday power tools. It shouldn't take long; the quick step of getting the supplies together might even take longer than the process itself.

Step 2: Cutting the Wood

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In this step I simply cut the pool cue to the length I felt comfortable with, and cut the block of wood into a rough version of what the putter head will look like.

Step 3: Drilling the Holes

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This picture shows the practice holes I drilled in the other half of the wooden block, but feel free to drill your hole the first time. Make sure to drill the hole at a slight angle, because no putter is straight up and down. Or at least none I've ever used.

Step 4: Sand It Out

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Once I finished drilling I sanded down all the rough edges, which was the bottom, the back, the front/face, and the sides. By the way those black lines were in the wooden block already; I kept them there for an aesthetic appeal.

Step 5: Attach the Head

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Once I finished sanding I put wood glue in the drilled hole of the head and stuck the pool cue in. By the way, I didn't show it I put some electrical tape around the top for a grip, but its all about preference.

Step 6: Add the Coat

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After finishing the attachment I varnished the whole club head.

Step 7: Let It Be

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After varnishing I clamped it and let it dry for a couple hours.

Step 8: Finished

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This is the finished product, and this picture shows the length of the wooden club versus my original putter.


mrose47 (author)2014-11-01

Would you make a other to sell?

anibioman (author)2010-07-30

ha love of wood... lolz

Patrick14 (author)2009-06-18

Yeah but I wanted the putter to be completely wooden

dutchyboy14 (author)Patrick142009-06-27

still do u think u could change this and make an instructable on how to make it have a steel head as well?

dutchyboy14 (author)2009-06-08

Dont u think u could take the head off of a metal putter and put it on here? if yes how do u think u would go about doing that?

wilcurt (author)2009-06-04

Wow, Nice!

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