Golf ball USB memory stick

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Project by YorkshireStewart posted 11-26-2009 09:40 PM 3317 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

...or flash drive or thumb drive or memory key or whatever else they’re known as. O.K. the dimples might not be quite authentic, but it does feel nice in the hand. Ball is holly and the tee is yew. I was pleased with the accuracy of my turning of the sphere. My previous attempts have tended to get smaller and smaller, but this is exactly golf ball sized.

Memory is 4GB.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#1 posted 11-26-2009 09:44 PM

Very cool. Wood and technology.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 11-26-2009 10:03 PM

It must’ve been really difficult to drill all those dimples in a Fibonacci sequence!

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#3 posted 11-26-2009 10:09 PM

Very cool. Hope nobody decides top use it like a golf ball!

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#4 posted 11-26-2009 11:20 PM

one clever piece of turning Stew.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 11-27-2009 03:15 AM

with that “smart ball” I should be able to break 70…................ Nice turning, great idea.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#6 posted 11-27-2009 05:40 AM

You are creative!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#7 posted 11-27-2009 05:50 AM

Very nice, where did you get the memory insert for it?

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#8 posted 11-27-2009 09:46 AM

Great imagination! Outstanding job on all those dimples. Nice round shape also. (mine tend to be squat one direction) haha

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#9 posted 11-27-2009 11:39 AM

Thanks very much fellow Jocks! Captain Scully – I’m afraid that Mr Fibonacci wouldn’t recognise his sequence if he looked too closely! Papadan – Google around for the type of memory stick with a simple plastic outer and remove it carefully with a Stanley knife. Some styles have an integral metal outer that can’t be removed, so avoid those.

Scrappy I found that after turning to the best sphere I could manage, it really helped to set the ball between ‘cups’ in both headstock and tailstock. That enabled the ball to be turned in all directions to improve its accuracy.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#10 posted 11-27-2009 07:33 PM

Great job Mr. Stewart. What a great idea, you are amazing. I mean that in the best way possible.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 11-27-2009 07:36 PM

Very cool Stewart

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#12 posted 11-27-2009 07:39 PM

I thought about just replacing the plastic case with wood, but the golf ball is great! Nice job!

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#13 posted 11-30-2009 10:50 PM

nice looking tee/ball…

-- hardwood, South Carolina,

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#14 posted 11-30-2009 11:18 PM

nice looking tee/ball…

-- hardwood, South Carolina,

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