|Project by C_PLUS_Woodworker||posted 03-24-2015 08:27 PM||1356 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
On 8-25-14 I posted the following: (saving you the trouble of jumping links).
I found this Musket Ball while planing evenly both sides of a nice piece of Walnut.
There was a knot in the walnut and I made certain that knot was at the end of the glue-up (waste).
The knot was loose so I pushed the knot out and out came a’rollin this musket ball.
Scares me to even think how I would have damaged the ball if I had made one more pass on the walnut. Luck Luck Luck !!!
I doubt the lead would have screwed up my planer planes, but who knows. I have ruined a set on a FMJ bullet, but this was all lead.
It measures .51 cal – .53 cal any which way I measure it.
So, I made the shadow box.
We could not decide…… after MUCH conversation if I should cut the box and have a piece of glass installed in the front, or leave it open as it is, and let the viewer kinda get a real feel for the piece. I think we like it better this way, with no glass.
Please look at picture #3 and examine how the ball affected the grain. What beauty !
Thanks for looking.