|Project by Shopsmithtom||posted 03-04-2008 04:12 AM||8586 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
This is a baseball bat rack and shelf for little league trophies I made for my grandson. I got the idea for the style with the ball glove from a similar one I saw on ebay that was painted rather than stained. I added the pegs for cap and/or batting helmet. The bat hangs down in the center of the shelf.
I used maple for the shelf and pine for the glove and ball holder. I wanted to add a bit of contrast, especially for the glove, so I stained the pegs, ball holder & glove with a black walnut stain.
The ball holder and glove set in place over removable dowel pins.
I used a Stanley 45 combination plane to form the edge beading. I opted for a rubbed finish using equal parts of boiled linseed oil, turpentine, and varnish.
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