Jake Arrieta's No-Hitter Display

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Project by Lance posted 02-06-2016 04:29 AM 1323 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was honored to make a display for Jake Arrieta’s No-Hitter ball from the 2015 Cubs vs. Dodgers game.

The display is made from hard maple and I used 3/16” quilted maple veneer. I used Transtint dye for the colors, absolute joy to work with for colors. The piece is is finished with Sherwin Williams CAB acrylic lacquer, buffed out to a high gloss finish.

Hope you enjoy!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#1 posted 02-06-2016 04:46 AM

Wow, that looks awesome! Love how bold those colors are.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#2 posted 02-06-2016 05:25 AM

I need to make one of these for my grandson – he LOVES Baseball. Well done.

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#3 posted 02-06-2016 01:34 PM

That is awesome Lance. Very nicely done

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 02-06-2016 02:30 PM

That is a fantastic idea. It has all the elements wraped in one display. You did a great job all around. Thanks for showing.

-- John T.

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#5 posted 02-06-2016 07:49 PM

love it. great display, I will be using the idea for a project I have coming up. Go Cubs!!

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#6 posted 02-06-2016 08:01 PM

Yeah, that is sweet.

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#7 posted 02-07-2016 01:55 AM


-- Be yourself everyone else is already taken.

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#8 posted 02-07-2016 05:52 AM

I keep coming back to this because it is truely beautiful. A couple questions. Is it held on the wall with a french cleat? Is that what I am seeing in the back? And do you mind if a use the design for my own use? Thanks for showing. Have to get some of those dyes. Any secrets you can share on dying the wood? What grit did you sand the wood to to get the dyes to soak in enough??? Thanks again.

-- John T.

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#9 posted 02-07-2016 10:19 PM

I gotta ask #1 how’d you get the picture on here/what is the picture? #2 how’d you manage to get a hold of jake arietta’s no-no ball?

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#10 posted 02-08-2016 12:09 AM

I played high school and college baseball with him, this case is for Jake’s acutal game ball. I’m taking it out to spring training in a few weeks to give it to him. He sent me a game bat that I used for the case, the picture is inserted from the back, I put 3/16” plexy glass in front of the picture to give it depth.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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