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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-07-2015 02:13 AM 3037 views 13 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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#1 posted 06-07-2015 03:11 AM

I like it. Neat idea,

-- I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse...

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#2 posted 06-07-2015 03:46 AM

Interesting ’’time-killing’’ project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 06-07-2015 04:03 AM

COOL… I knew you couldn’t carve that Golf Ball in there… like a normal Ball & Box… :)

Sounds like a COOL way to do it…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#4 posted 06-07-2015 04:51 AM

Nice one Jim ….. but a Molitor? ....... Really?
This deserves a Titlist or at least a Callaway. ....... :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#5 posted 06-07-2015 05:08 AM

Good one

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 06-07-2015 06:30 AM

Good conversation piece Jim…...you could tell people ‘It’s a hole in one” golfing folk will love it.

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#7 posted 06-07-2015 07:21 AM

Nicely done Jim. Based on my experience with my Golf Ball in Post project, you need to get ready for the “how did you do that?” questions. Good job!

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 06-07-2015 10:35 AM

Thanks for the comments. Those golf balls are hard to squeeze!

Hi Paul. I didn’t know that was a brand. I thought it was a personalized ball. It was one my wife had put aside and I was able to get for this. Maybe I should take it out and put in a Titleist or one of her Chrystal balls.

Hi John, do you have a golf ball squeezer, too?

This was a goof off project but worked pretty good…...Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 06-07-2015 11:50 AM

Jim, this piece is going to cost you some sales. You’ll be to busy answering questions like, “How in the world did you get that golf ball in there?” It is definitely a nice conversation piece.

BTW, how in the world did you get that golf ball in there? ;-|

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#10 posted 06-07-2015 12:25 PM

Thanks Charles. I’ll share with Lumberjocks only!! You boil the piece until the fibers become soft. Then you can collapse,stretch or twist the fibers to make the opening for the ball. Insert the ball and boil some more and the fibers return to the original position. The beauty and flexibility of wood!!!!!!!!

This is the same process use for putting a bolt or nail inside a piece of wood and people wonder” How did he do that?”

Cheers and have a great Sunday!!!!!!!!!...............................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 06-07-2015 12:34 PM

So Jim been doing any fishing lately? we finely got some water in our lakes here in our local area lakes from all the rain, the boat ramps are now wet and were able run the skeeter for a bit.

OH wait, snap, that did strike up a conversation :)

Very nice piece Jim, I wonder how it’s going to fly once you knock the crap out of it with a club :) hahaha

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#12 posted 06-07-2015 01:04 PM

Jim,
Great fun conversation piece to put on the desk at work! I know a few golfers that are going to see this as a must have!
Thanks – Rod

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#13 posted 06-07-2015 01:15 PM

I like goof off projects. Sometimes they work, sometimes not. Tell everyone its a hour glass timer or a second timer for golfers. Still fun to make.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#14 posted 06-07-2015 02:49 PM

Neat, Jim! I like mystery projects! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 06-07-2015 03:55 PM

Thanks Randy, Rod, Dave and Candy.
Hi Randy. We got our fishing Thursday. I got skunked by my wife 4-0. It was good day of fishing…a poor day of catching. I’ll skip that conversation !

Hi Dave. When you tip it up. it is more like a split second glass!! I’ll sell it to a golfer!

Hi Candy, Now that I see it works good, I have had dreams of other applications!! I like making crazy stuff some times. Never 2 thing alike, though!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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