A Frankenstein Football

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Project by Vince posted 01-26-2012 10:52 PM 1419 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a football I turned from firewood I purchased at Publix. I call it a Frankenstein ball because I had to use a little of everything in this ball including an old pallet 2×4 . After milling the wood on the jointer I created a flat side to use on the band saw. I then tried to mill a 90 degree angle and piece the project together. I had to use the 2×4 to take up some left over space. This is for a friend of my son for his birthday. My son and him grew up playing ball together and this is their senior year and last time they will ever strap on the helmet.

-- "Putty and paint make the carpenter I ain't"

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#1 posted 01-26-2012 10:59 PM

This turned out great Vince I know your friends son will love it.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-26-2012 11:15 PM

Beautiful work Vince. I’m sure your son’s friend will cherish it.

-- Rule #13: Never, ever involve lawyers.

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#3 posted 01-26-2012 11:19 PM

Creative, turned out really nice. It’ll be a keeper for sure.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 01-26-2012 11:33 PM

Looks beautiful, and what a great gift for the occasion.

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#5 posted 01-27-2012 01:20 AM

A gift that will be appreciated for a lifetime, and a great looking piece to boot.

-- Don, North Carolina, Working full time at retired.

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#6 posted 01-27-2012 04:48 AM

I think it is very cool!

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#7 posted 01-27-2012 07:29 AM

Very cool, and a nice tribute to your son’s friend.

-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.

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#8 posted 02-09-2012 09:35 PM

That will be on display for a long time. Looks great.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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