Wooden Football

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Project by Steve posted 05-20-2015 06:55 PM 2743 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this wooden football out of a standard 8-foot 2×4. I edge-glued sections of the 2×4 together to make 7” wide boards, then I cut different size circles and glued them in a stack to make the blank. I crossed the joint lines at 90 degrees. I used short dowels to keep them all centered. I stained it with MinWax Early American and sprayed it with lacquer. The seams are just small pieces of wood that are glued on. I also had enough 2×4 leftover to make the display stand.

Click here if you would like to watch my video. (It’s full of terrible puns.)

Thanks for checking out my wood football. Go Falcons!

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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#1 posted 05-20-2015 07:15 PM

Very authentic and realistic. Perfectly turned ball. Those knots looks awsome.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 05-20-2015 07:17 PM

The things you can do with a 2×4…amazing!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#3 posted 05-20-2015 10:37 PM


-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 05-21-2015 11:03 AM

Great job, Steve! Your video had more puns than the football had air! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 05-21-2015 12:56 PM

I love that. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 05-21-2015 02:42 PM

Enjoyed the video, Steve!

-- "...building is far more gratifying that consuming" - Chris Schwarz

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#7 posted 05-21-2015 04:18 PM

nice work but it does look a little under inflated :-)

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#8 posted 05-21-2015 06:13 PM

Way kewl too funny Ken_c

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 05-22-2015 05:43 AM

Well, it will not deflate too much, so that is a plus! That was a great video to watch, and a very nice piece all together! Great job as always, Steve!


-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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#10 posted 10-22-2015 08:44 PM

You should get Tom Brady to sign it.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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