|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 06-07-2015 02:13 AM||2618 views||14 times favorited||31 comments|
I saw one of these here on Lumberjocks and always wanted to try it. I was just goofing around in the shop with piddly details on a project and while the glue was drying I drilled this out and stuck the ball inside. I’ll use it as a conversation piece at the craft shows. I only had 1 1/2” pine laying around and then I found this piece of 2” square box elder that was willing to be made into something today. I cut is to 1 3/4 square x 6” long. I laid out the end view and found I would have enough clearance with 1 5/16” holes. So I cut the holes with a Forstner bit and scroll sawed out the middle. I think I was supposed to evacuate the golf ball until it shrunk to fit but I found a better way to do it. Now it won’t come out.
I finished it with clear lacquer.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!