Bocce Ball Case

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Project by TheLastDeadMouse posted 08-20-2015 05:21 PM 1521 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First things first, credit to majeagle1, who’s design I heavily leaned on.

I made my brother a set of curly maple, padauk, and wenge bottle carriers last year as a commission birthday present from his wife. I really liked the design so I made another set of them for my groomsmen’s gifts. My brother is my best man, and since he already has them I wanted to do something different and special for his gift but wanted it to match the bottle carriers. We both really enjoy a game of bocce and I’d never seen any nice wooden bocce cases, so I decided to make one.

The only down side is that the balls moving around is a bit loud. This was my first box and I was worried about it being too small so I made it about 3/16 large in each direction and there’s a little too much room inside. I’ll be adding 1” felt circles where the balls touch the sides of the box which will hopefully quiet things up.

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#1 posted 08-20-2015 09:28 PM

Wow, beautiful Bocce Ball case and thanks so much for the compliment! Any time someone thinks enough of your project to create their own project in it’s example it is a wonderful compliment…... thanks again!

I love playing Bocce Ball and my daughter gave me a Bocce set a couple of years ago. Well, now you have given me an idea !!! Enjoy !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#2 posted 08-20-2015 11:22 PM

Right in the favorite box. I like the bocce box. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 08-20-2015 11:39 PM

That is really a beautiful box. This goes on my favorites for sure. We play a good deal of bocce. The balls are in an ugly box that came with the set.

-- “And the products of wealth push you along on the bow wave of their spiritless undying selves.” ― I. Anderson

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#4 posted 08-20-2015 11:55 PM

Very cool and nice looking! Is the enough room to put a grid spacer in the box, similar to jewelry boxes? It wouldn’t have to be very thick. JAT

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

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#5 posted 08-21-2015 03:13 AM

That is really cool. Great job

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#6 posted 08-21-2015 05:13 AM

Thanks everyone. Once the felt pads are in place there should be a little over 1/8” clearance front to back, and about 1/4” side to side. I might have space between the balls for a grid, but it’d be pretty tight the long way, it couldn’t be much over 1/16” to get it between every contact point. I might be able to make it work with a single layer of non-corrugated cardboard with felt on both sides, but I’d be open to other suggestions.

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#7 posted 08-21-2015 01:10 PM

Beautiful design and build!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 09-25-2015 03:53 PM

Hello! I wonder if I could commission you to make one of these for me? It’s beautiful!

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#9 posted 09-28-2015 10:29 PM

Hello! I wonder if I could commission you to make one of these for me? It s beautiful!

- clouisev

I’d be happy to do that, I’ll send you a message with information.

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