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#108432 - 11/23/09 09:57 PM Kind of wood ten pins were/are made out of
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"What kind of wood were ten pins made out of, before they coated them with those 2 plastic shell halves back in the 70's? I know that Thomas F. Ryan carved the first 5 pins out of five wooden ten pins. I'm just curious."

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#108437 - 11/24/09 12:05 AM Re: Kind of wood ten pins were/are made out of [Re: ]
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Tenpins were, and still are, made of maple. The only difference is the plastic coating that's now placed over the maple as you mentioned. However, since about 1970, the pins in candlepin bowling (what I played back home in Massachusetts until I quit bowling at age 21) have been all-plastic with a hollow center.
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