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Very simple, very plan, very basic baseball holder

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Project by ajw1978 posted 07-14-2014 11:49 PM 1325 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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OK, I know … this hardly constitutes a “project,” but honestly, along with sharing ideas, I’m using LJ to document my progress and growth in the hobby.

That said, I finally caved in and bought a router (the Craftsman Fixed/Plunge duo with the table; total price—$80. Thanks, Surprise Points).

Anyway, bored and in a bad mood I decided to take out my frustration on some scrap lumber, set up my new toy, I mean, tool, and started practicing. Have a box of signed baseballs floating around so after testing out a few of my bits, had a couple of small finished-edge squares. That’s when I realized I hadn’t used any of the hole saws (again, thanks Surprise Points!) yet and voila … two-tool, 20-minutes.

Seriously … God help me if I ever get a proper home with a basement, garage or shop.

-- May the good Lord help me if I ever actually have a shop, garage or basement.





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trees2pens

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#1 posted 07-15-2014 12:14 AM

The project is good and the story is better. There are days that I’m so tired and annoyed at everything…then I go into the shop and something good always comes out of it. The router takes practice but a great tool. Good Luck.

-- When All Else Fails ... Hit Delete

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endgrainy

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#2 posted 07-15-2014 12:19 AM

Nice job! I had a “wow” moment using a router for the first time too. Profiles are like magic.

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rtbrmb

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#3 posted 07-15-2014 11:21 AM

Very nice-whose autograph is on this ball?

I think I am going to try something similar for my latest project.
I made room for a ball on the shelf but didn’t have anything to mount it on.

Great timing & thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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ajw1978

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#4 posted 07-15-2014 09:16 PM

That would be former Brewers closer and current Cleveland right-hander John Axford. The Household CEO is a big fan as John was – and is – one of the nicest guys I’ve come across in baseball. At a recent charity sale, I picked up a number of signed balls to display in our “baseball room.”

-- May the good Lord help me if I ever actually have a shop, garage or basement.

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ajw1978

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#5 posted 07-15-2014 09:17 PM

Also, I think what I’m going to do is use the router to drop the edge of the hole down a little bit for the baseball to sit/fit better.

Mainly, it’s just an excuse to play with the router some more.

-- May the good Lord help me if I ever actually have a shop, garage or basement.

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