|Project by Thomas Keefe||posted 09-05-2010 08:59 AM||1351 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
My four year old son received a baseball and bat signed by Randy Winn of the San Francisco Giants and so I built this case to keep it in. I thought this might keep him from destroying things in the house with his new bat. The case is made of cherry wood. The case is joined with hand cut dovetails. The face frame is put together with mortise and tenon joints. The glass is held in a rabbet with eight wooden clips. The back boards are tongue and groove. Each is screwed individually into the back to deal with wood movement. The brackets to hold the bat and ball are mortised into the back. This is my first attempt at hand planing rather than sanding. The finish is boiled linseed oil and wax.
The sketchup plan for this piece is included in my blog http://lumberjocks.com/TFKeefe/blog/14626.
Thanks for looking.