|Project by Matt||posted 03-21-2016 03:15 PM||489 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
So I work for Titleist, we have a R&D facility in Massachusetts and in the winter months our outdoor projects are limited so they chose to let me use some on the clock hours to create a new golf ball display case.
We had a similar case but it was too small, between housing our legacy products, displaying some of our foreign products and showcasing some of the athletes that have come to visit our facility we wanted something bigger.
BIGGER IS ALWAYS BETTER!
This display case was made out of only Maple and one of the things I wanted to really try was creating a piece with no fasteners. Dados and Locking Miters were going to be the construction I would choose to go with. I am sure many people will not see anything really special about this but it was a fun project to work on and I got paid my normal salary to make it!
The only downfall….... I had to use our machine shop to create this, while we have some nice tools none of these tools would be used to cut, drill, rout anything other than metal. REALLY DULL BLADES ON EVERYTHING really seemed to slow down my progress. The liability was too high for them to allow me to build anything at home so my next best option was to bring in what I wanted to use of my own stuff and work on it here.
I will NEVER again use a locking Miter bit on a router table that does not have a miter slot and lacks feathering boards. Even on a variable speed router set to the proper height and speed and tested 10 times its never the same until you finally have to use that work piece. The first time I ran a piece of Maple vs MDF through that bit I jumped about 3 feet into the air. As I can really see the benefit of that bit, its use in my shop will be limited.
The overall dimensions of this display case are 32”x30”x3.5” it will hold a total of 88 golf balls, which is 38 more than our previous display case.
I am proud of it and I know there are a few minor imperfections but I am still a beginner and soon I’ll learn to understand that.
I hope you like it and let me know what you think!
-- The more sawdust I make more I dont want to go to work! Is it worth it?