|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 07-12-2015 11:20 PM||2698 views||29 times favorited||25 comments|
I had been meaning to make a sleeve of golf balls in wood for my neighbor’s birthday, but that is down the road a month. Then yesterday I had to boil some water for heating up the vinyl strips I was replacing on our chaise lounge chairs so I thought it was a good time to make the gift. So I hurried to the shop and cut this out with a Forstner bit and scroll saw and took it to the kitchen and put in a sleeve of balls. I added some shots of the process. It is 1 7/8” square x 7” long and I used a 1 5/16” Forstner bit
The fibers get real soft and bend when boiled. Then I put the full block back in the water to let the fibers come back to the original shape. When dry, they are stiff and have people scratching their heads!!
It is poplar and finished with clear enamel!
Happy Birthday, Ed!!
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!