Eric Lindberg

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Eric Lindberg
Hartland, Michigan

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Make a custom ping pong paddle!

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Ping Pong Paddle Blade.svg

Use 1/4" plywood for the blade

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Ping Pong Paddle Handle.svg

Use 1/4" hardwood for the handles

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Video

Here is a quick YouTube video explaining the process or you can feel free to read the instructions as well.

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Creating/Carving the Blade

For the blade, I used a 1/4" piece of birch that was roughly 8×12 inches. Feel free to use any species of plywood that’s available to you though. Simply import the “Blade” SVG and set the depth to cut the full 1/4" thickness. After that, set the cutting path to “outside” for the best results. Once that’s complete, your ready to carve!

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Creating/Carving the Handles

For the handles, import the “handle” SVG into Easel and simply copy and paste a second handle. You should now have two handles and you’ll want to set the depth to cut the full 1/4" thickness. Select the path to carve on the “outside” as well and hit carve!

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Glue it up!

Once the pieces are carved, glue all the pieces together with some wood glue or epoxy.

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Sand & Finish

Sand the entire paddle until it has a comfortable grip in your hand and add a lacquer finish to the entire paddle.

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Rubber or Sandpaper?

Here, you will need to decide if you want to use rubber pads or sandpaper for your paddle. I used 150 grit sandpaper and attached it to the paddle with a lot of spray adhesive. Using a razor, I cut extra sandpaper off. Enjoy!