|Project by Tigarman||posted 05-20-2014 10:56 PM||1654 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I believe “Thingy” is the official name for something like this! (I couldn’t come up with a name that seemed appropriate.)
I made these by request of a coworker who had seen the one I did for Ohio State. When he saw the initial drawing, he shared it with his brother who decided to order one as well.
They are made of Pine, Paduak, Osage Orange, Lacewood, and Walnut.
The basketball is actually orange because I took the Osage Orange (which is actually yellow) and coated it with some very watered down red dye. I was pretty happy with the way that color turned out.
If I were to make more, I think I would make the basketball a bit smaller.
I finished it with some basic Shellac. (I am liking the shellac WAY more than the poly I used to use religiously.)
I welcome any comments.
-- Think Twice, Decide Once - Still cut three times