I will purchase any old lignum balls that are 4 3/4" and bigger. Please contact me.
I am a wood turner and you're welcome to take a look at my website http://seventhdevilbowls.co.uk dedicated to my other turnings. I make all my own skittles and balls rather than getting someone else to do it for me and cheekily taking a percentage. All the work is done by me on my lathe at home using the best material I can find. This not only ensures that you will get a quality product as quality control can be taking place whilst I manufacture them discarding any defective ones in the process but also means that you get the best price possible as there is no middle man. I buy the material and I make the merchandise. Another advantage to this is that it enables me to make pins or balls in any size or style required and is not limited to a few bog standard sizes that most places supply.
I purchased 2 sets of 10”x 4” skittle pins. These are of good quality and play well. Steve is highly recommended.
Roz E, from the Ross and District skittles league.
I just wanted to thank you for the set of 10”x 4 1/2” skittles that you recently machined for us. We have been playing with them now from the start of the new season and they are holding up well, a few marks as you might expect but as you know they do get a hard life. They are taking all the punishment we can give them and still look remarkably unscathed. So to sum up they’re excellent value for money, a good shape, well machined skittles and were a team that is very pleased with their investment. If any teams show interest in who and where we sourced them we won't hesitate to pass on your number or email address.Thanks again.
Rob P, Capt of the Rob's Revival skittles team Paulton and district Skittles.
Our skittle team, ‘The Railway Inn’ from Clutton Nr Bristol, ordered a set of 10”x 4 5/8”pins from Steve in October 2011. We chose the wood, type, height, circumference and weight of the pins. They were delivered to the pub, as per our request, and arrived well packaged.
The whole team are very pleased with the pins and the efforts of Steve to supply exactly what we wanted. I would certainly recommend
Steve if you need skittle pins or balls. - Thanks again Steve.
P.S. we haven’t lost a home game with our new pins, let’s hope our luck holds.
Keith Parsons (Captain Railway Inn Skittle Team)
If a pin splits in two the first time you touch it then of course I will replace it no questions asked, although I might want to see a photo. If however after a couple of weeks abuse you are not happy then I'll be slightly reluctant to replace a set for being too beaten up as skittles is a very abusive game and it must be remembered that wood is a natural product and can on occasion be unpredictable.
Its believed that the game of skittles started somewhere on the continent most likely spawning from a German game that can still be found in some of their drinking houses today. Over the centuries it has evolved in to many versions one of them being the good old pub game of skittles. I am trying to supply leagues with authentic traditional equipment so I use single pieces of wood for my pins and lignum vitae for my balls. You won't find any plastic pins or composite balls here...