|Project by jfk4032||posted 01-04-2016 03:18 PM||830 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
With the football playoffs here I thought I’d post this new design I came up with for some recent holiday gifts. The Patriots stopper was made from black walnut with an ebony football tee and a verawood (Argentine Lignum Vitae) turf base. I countersunk a golf ball marker which was very challenging to find/align and to accurately hit the center in all 3 axises. The Redskins’ versions were basically the same except I used Plum Pudding Mahogany for the football…who came up with that name?
Although it’s extremely oily and difficult to work with (see the 3rd picture after just touching it to the spinning piece on the lathe) I love the color of verawood after it sits in the sunlight for a couple of weeks, it turns a real dark green. The only wood I’ve worked with that changes to the positive with sunlight/UV exposure and real quickly to boot. The 4th and 5th picture was just after finishing on the lathe and the last picture is 5 days later…you can see the drastic color change that fast!
I used two part epoxy to attach the football to the tee. Let’s go Skins!
-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!