Golf Balls in a Cage

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Project by George_SA posted 07-12-2015 06:42 PM 6982 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a quick and easy project. I made mine in the form of a trophy which could be used as a prize for a competition or as a gift for a golfer buddy.

It is easy to make, just follow the instructions below.
There is also a SketchUp plan which can be downloaded over here

1) Start off with a suitable block of wood (I used a 50 mm square) and start drilling holes ( I drilled them from four sides, because my drill press has a bit of run out.) I used a 32mm forstner bit which is perfect for the golf ball size in South Africa (43 mm diameter). Use the drill template in the SketchUp plan

2) Finish drilling the holes

3) Use a quick drum sander to straighten out the posts

4) Sand nice and smooth and choose a foot piece. (I used a piece of fire wood flattened on the bottom to give a “live edge” effect) Drill holes in the foot piece and block so that they can be joined with a dowel (I used a 6mm dowel), but don’t glue the foot piece to the block just yet. This is only done after you have put the golf ball in the cage.

5) Put the golf ball into the cage. I put two golf balls in just for interest sake.

6) Using the dowel, glue the block and foot piece together and there you have it.

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#1 posted 07-12-2015 07:29 PM

Pretty cool idea for a trophy. Thanks for the share and information.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 07-12-2015 10:53 PM

This would make a fun gift for some of my golfing buddies. Can’t seem to get to the sketchup model.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 07-12-2015 11:08 PM

Cool one. George. I have one to post today also!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#4 posted 07-13-2015 07:48 AM

Hi John
I have relinked the Sketchup links. Hopefully it should work now. If you still don’t come right, send me your email in a PMessage and I will mail it to you.

I like the effect of three golf balls. Unfortunately I only had two.

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#5 posted 07-13-2015 09:59 AM

I will give making this a try by my own someday. Well done George.


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#6 posted 07-13-2015 01:44 PM

That makes a wonderful gift or trophy. Congratulations and nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 07-15-2015 06:34 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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