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Project by Roger posted 11-09-2013 11:52 PM 1355 views 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 1 lil project since getting back from delivering my Grndsons crib. I know….......These are acrylic, BUT, the base is Walnut… lol. Anyhoo, I made this little base to hold these pens for displaying them, and, with basketball season in swing, here in Kentucky we have 2 rival colleges, UK (University of Kentucky -blue & white), and, U of L (University of Louisville -red & black). A couple of the pens have a stylus end for folks who like to use them with there IPads, etc. The ball is actually a nerf ball that I bought at the Dollar store for 3bux. I only had to paint one side red….....the other was already blue. After cutting the ball in half, I used a piece of pipe (actually a coupler for a 3/8 air hose was the right size for the pens), heated it up to bore the holes into the nerf. Wow, nice and clean cut. Then, super-glued the half onto a nice piece o Walnut scrap with a profiled edge to spiff it up. I think it came out just like I pictured it in my head. Thnx for the looks, & any comments…..good/bad/ugly.. All appreciated. OH, and GO CARDS !!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#1 posted 11-10-2013 12:10 AM

I think it is a great piece. Would definitely turn some heads when people see it. Good job!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 11-10-2013 12:14 AM

Nice one Roger, it has Kentucky “written” all over it!!!!!!!!

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

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#3 posted 11-10-2013 12:44 AM

Way to think outside the box (or ball in this case)!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 11-10-2013 12:52 AM

Works for me…! Nice brainstorm idea…

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#5 posted 11-10-2013 01:11 AM

Eye catching display—that’s thinking like a real marketing pro. Best wishes on selling your pens.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 11-10-2013 01:12 AM

Through the hoops on this one. Cool idea. Always wondered how that acrylic turned.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 11-10-2013 02:17 AM

That’s just plain creative – good thinkin!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 11-10-2013 02:31 AM

Great job. Great imagination.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 11-10-2013 03:01 AM

Nice one Roger.

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

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#10 posted 11-10-2013 03:03 AM

Damn, that was good thinking to heat up that coupler! I would have been afraid that it would melt the nerfball all over the place. Well done!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#11 posted 11-10-2013 03:48 AM

Way cool Roger, these are great, just love the eye catch colours :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 11-10-2013 04:29 AM

Nice display Roger. Wouldn’t be surprised if you got some orders for it!

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 11-10-2013 08:14 AM

Hello Roger

The base is walnut and then the project is made with wood. That’s OK for me

It’s a cool display. You can put another pen in the center.

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#14 posted 11-10-2013 11:07 AM

Fun and cool! That is awesome! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#15 posted 11-10-2013 11:20 AM

Whether it be wood or acrylic, you are craftsman. Excellent work !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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