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Project by ic3ss posted 08-22-2011 04:55 AM 2008 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter and I have been going to see the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes play minor league baseball for a while now. Several years ago, she had a ball autographed by several players and she asked me to make a display case for her ball.

It took me quite a while to make good on that promise, so here it is. Made from fir molding pieces with plywood bottom. The ball holder was from a router bit capsule that I cut short on the band saw. I also used a thin piece of lexan for the windows. I cut a rabbet slot in the molding for the windows. Stain with wipe on poly.

- Wayne

-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-22-2011 06:09 AM

Very very nice!! That will be an heirloom for her!!

I have a ball I got at the white sox game in Chicago with my dad when I was about 10. I still have it in a special place in my case for my shot glass collection. Great memories go with it. Hers will be the same!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 08-22-2011 11:31 AM

Very beautiful! The carving adds a lot of character to it.

Somehow reminds me of enshrined relics … hmm … I suppose it is some kind of religion :-)

I guess you’re glad it wasn’t pole vault ...

-- Alex ----- Bavaria in Germany

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#3 posted 08-22-2011 03:12 PM

a special place for a special ball. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#4 posted 08-22-2011 04:48 PM

Beautiful work. Love the carving pattern of it.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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