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Old 05-14-2011, 01:54 AM
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I made a wooden disc today :)

Hello DGCourseReview folks. For my first post here, I thought I'd show something I made on my wood lathe today. This glorious creation is a solid mahogany disc golf disc (sorry for the poor pics):







I modeled it after the innova beast in the pics. It's slightly thicker, but seems to weigh about the same overall. Since I just finished it and the day is late, I'll have to wait to try it out for real. I have tossed it into a pillow across the room and it seems to fly straight.

I doubt this will work very well in use, but the novelty of it makes me smile. I'll give it a go on the local course next time I go. If it breaks, I'll have to crank out another I guess.
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:03 AM
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Wow, nice!
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:07 AM
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That is SWEEEEET!! I totally respect woodworking, its a real artform being slowly lost to the digital generation.
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:13 AM
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I've talked about making both wooden and metal discs for a while now, and am super happy to see that you made one. It looks great. Solid mahogany sounds heavy, but I don't know much about the aerodynamic properties of different woods. Did you coat it with anything, or is that just naked?
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:17 AM
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looks cool! i hope it doesnt break on you with the time you spent on it! but if it does at least its a fun way to break something
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:17 AM
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Beautiful work, but I'm curious...what does it weigh? And is it overstable or understable?

Tim S.
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:19 AM
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Mahogany is actually fairly light as hardwoods go, with a fairly open-pored grain. It was the only piece of wood I had sitting around that was wide and thick enough to make this. I may have to buy some more and try other species if this is successful. I coated it with a food-safe oil that I usually apply to wooden bowls, just because oil finishes are easier to touch up than most others and it's what I had on hand. I'm certainly going to scratch and ding this thing up to hell while using it, so I wanted a finish I could reapply.
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:21 AM
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dang that thing is sweet!! even if it doesnt fly the best itll look great as decor in my opinion!
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:22 AM
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Beautiful work, but I'm curious...what does it weigh? And is it overstable or understable?

Tim S.
I'll weigh it when I get to work next week (we have a nice lab scale). Since I haven't flown it yet, I have no idea how it'll behave. Optimally, it'll work like the beast I shaped it after.
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:33 AM
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You may want to consider selling some as trophies for tournaments. I'd love to see a nice burled walnut River or a super-classy cedar Roc.

On another note, I bet it's great for those over the lake shots.
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