Handcrafted Ping Pong Paddles – Why Not?!

Handcrafted Ping Pong Paddles – Why Not?!

I’m starting by cutting veneers for each paddle These are cut with ease on my fully restored 1925 bandsaw The veneers are cut to a thickness of 3/32″ I’m using my wide belt sander to smooth the veneers and remove the saw marks from the bandsaw You can also use a hand plane or cabinet scraper to do this I use 3/16″ plywood for the paddle core This is a two part veneer glue made by Unibond 800 The tape helps hold the layers together so they don’t move during clamping The paper is used to prevent the two paddles from being glued together I made this template from 3/16″ plywood I use my spokeshave to clean up the edges Now I’m cutting out blanks for the handles, I’ve picked a walnut burl for this material The bandsaw marks are removed using my low angle jack plane This plane works exceptionally well on figured grain I cut the blanks to length(not shown) and then glue them on the paddles Here I’m trimming the handles to final length The handles get shaped using a rasp This is a card scraper which I use to remove any tearout or tool marks from the rasp Finally I sand the handles with the following grits 180, 220, 320, 0000 steel wool This one is Texas pecan And this one is mesquite Thanks for watching!

Comments (100)

  1. put rubbers on it and lets see the spin

  2. This man's got a lot of wood

  3. Great work Andy! You are truly a craftsman.

  4. why is the handle atomic and not flared?!

  5. I find this very interesting but not for his workmanship which is fantastic. But I see a country boy aka red neck (texas boy) making an Asian game paddle. Beautiful! Caint play but white man caint jump or dance either lol.
    This white boy caint either lol. But I'm making them too.

  6. Why not indeed 😉

  7. Aye could you have my babies no homo

  8. Best quality ping pong paddle

  9. What wood were used in making these blades?

    And how many layers?

  10. I dunno why but i wanted to drink that brown shit he made in the beginning after he ran the wood through what i think was a plainer lol

  11. Been watching it vids since almost the start, love the way that bandsaw works!!

  12. Can you make a paddle for me

  13. What's the clamp thing at 7:08?

  14. these vids are awesome

  15. You can categorise these videos in a series which you can call "Why not"

  16. Did he just make a smoothie?

  17. abstract land sight exposure enormous exception aside.

  18. I don’t know where to get 0000 grit

  19. резинкасы қайда мəзгə

  20. wtf bro, you forgot the rubbers, that's not how we play tabletennis.

  21. This man has wood.

  22. Is this koto+ayous+koto?

  23. I would buy these xD

  24. Where are the rubbers

  25. Wow… I'm interested to try that paddle you made. …

  26. Everyone in this comment section is either an admirer of his woodworking or a triggered table tennis player and I love it cause I can relate to both.

  27. How much did you pay to get all those wood (not joking) because I want to make this btw by all those wood I mean all those. wood in your warehouse

  28. We usually have carbon in our blades… so yeah?

  29. What beautiful wood!

  30. Неплохо выглядит, какие характеристики? Я бы купил.

  31. I have been playing table tennis for 17 years now, if you just add some carbon fibers and different wood composite I might be able to use your blade professionally:D

  32. Việt nam chỉ làm cái này đúng 1 tiếng là ok

  33. hello I am jeffrey kremer from the Netherlands
    I have a slight intellectual disability
    I do tabletennis
    I have no money for bat you could send me 1 free
    address is wilgenlaan 10 middelstum 9991EC jeffrey kremer
    thank you very much

  34. Where is you ITTA approval?

  35. I wish you`ve had put a rubber at it! impressive nonetherless.

  36. where can i get a template?

  37. Can you sell it to me?

  38. That’s rubbish there not hand crafted he used machines cheat

  39. Not a ping pong paddle close though

  40. C est vraiment jolie

  41. Maybe sell those and buy a pair of safety glasses

  42. What u use for finishing? Can u link me?

  43. bushed alatnya canggih2 bener

  44. o nome dela é Jenifer

  45. 0:10 anyone else think of Peewee Herman?

  46. AR-15 lower out of black walnut?


  48. Сухарями играть собрался?

  49. Is them Forrest Gump's ping pong hitters?

  50. Make a PewDiePie logo to Aid in the fight

  51. I gues Weight its around 110gr…??

  52. Mantap skali kaka..subcribe balik kaka

  53. Awesome ????????


  55. Why no rubberrr??????………

  56. What abought rubber sheat??

  57. Algum br aqui ????

  58. Adding carbon and plat, you can be Timo Boll or Ma long's partner

  59. Do you change blades on that bandsaw for resawing vs. cutting relatively tight curves?

  60. Nice shop. What a great place to relax. A few questions. What are the woods used to make the blade and the glue mix you use to laminate them together. On the handle it seems you used a simple wood glue instead. A beautiful product. Thanks for sharing.

  61. if you put condom on the rocket you can make more spin

  62. Useless game to play tennis you need circumcised rackets and not just derivative

  63. You could do this…

    or you could just buy one online

  64. Is the handle made of walnut?

  65. Хуйня полнейшая,с такими станками и такую хуйню сделать, видно руки из жопы растут

  66. The way you made these was like they were the first ones you ever made.

  67. How much is coast bro?!) if you sale offcourse) Hand/made its a priceless

  68. good job, it could be better if you pick up the correct combination of the materials. the materials for ping pong paddles are not just those random woods….. and your paddles need rubbers.

  69. What a beautiful woodworking!

  70. Мастер "золотые руки" его назвать нельзя.

  71. покупаю)))

  72. Oversized, lol. ITTF approved?

  73. Yo nesecito paletas

  74. Are you the guy out of Beorne TX? I believe my son watches you and he met you at Nordstroms at La Cantera one day ?. If you are the same guy my son loves your work.

  75. Control 0
    Spin 0
    Speed ?
    Ittf approved… ?
    But great video though ha

  76. Is that an old Oliver?

  77. awesome I liked this video

  78. handkrafted with those machines ??

  79. Hey great work, congrats.
    What glue did you use to apply the veneering? That brown one
    Thank you for sharing!
    And once more, congratulations for the work!

  80. Forest gump is shook

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