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10-23-2011 05:28 PM

Heres the problem… Ive carved the football into a shape im happy with and have sanded up to 100 grit, now i would like to route the stitching into the football. For a little background a football is made in 4 parts and stitched together. I would like to do a v groove to imitate the stitching but considering the shape is not consistent (i shaped it by hand) if i use a router jig the depth will vary. Im way too apprehensive about “rolling” it on the router table. I was thinking a router plane, like the one Mafe blogged on ( http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/22902 ), v groove chisel by hand, or does anyone have any suggestions?

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk


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#1 posted 10-23-2011 05:33 PM

Dremel tool and a steady hand.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#2 posted 10-23-2011 05:35 PM

Thats funny Miles .. they used to call me “Steady Hand Stefanowicz” (as a joke) when i would try and torch. Id have to hold my wrist to keep it straight lol. Ill keep it in mind for sure .. thanks.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#3 posted 10-23-2011 05:41 PM

Chris, V-chisel by hand. Maybe even drag a saw over the out lines. You probably don’thave to go too deep. Roll the edges with sand paper. The laces, maybe strips of contrasting wood glued on?

did you see the finish of the Michigan St game last night? Wow!!!!!!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 10-23-2011 05:42 PM

Maybe even drag a saw over the lay out lines. thats better.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 10-23-2011 05:46 PM

Yea, an initial saw kerf for a guiding line, then a v-chisel. I think a fine bladed hack saw would do the trick.

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#6 posted 10-23-2011 05:48 PM

Dan …I didnt see it live but i saw the highlights .. unreal i tell ya. Im planning on using some thin sapele for the laces, kind of like a reverse color scheme, or maybe some black palm i have kicking around. Ill probably chisel those by hand. The saw groove idea is smart it would probably give me somewhere to start with the chisel. Im actually kinda psyched about how this is coming out, i didnt think i could get there by hand.

Im really anxious for Uconn hoops season this year, we are 10 deep, and have 3 NBA bodies on the court to start in Oriakhi, Drummond, and Lamb. I wont come out and say it but we could do it again.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#7 posted 10-23-2011 05:49 PM

Thanks Jim .. off to WC for a new chisel!

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#8 posted 10-23-2011 06:03 PM

Unless the laces have to be carved wood I would drill a series of holes and cut some thin strips of wood place the horse she shaped pieces of wood over a longer thin piece and glue it in place with super glue. If you want you could use real lacing like a football has. Just my 2 cents.

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#9 posted 10-23-2011 06:20 PM

A-1
Great idea. Use real leather lacing (Shoe lacing?) feed it into the holes and use a syringe of epoxy to fill the holes.

I see a plan coming together here. HA!

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#10 posted 10-23-2011 06:22 PM

now jim thats what im talkin about .. that thought never crossed my mind. Thank!

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#11 posted 10-23-2011 06:26 PM

Just leave it to the “Jim’s”

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#12 posted 10-23-2011 11:44 PM

“In Jims we trust”

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#13 posted 10-23-2011 11:53 PM

every 41,000 comments or so I come up with something that works! now I’ve got to wait a long time before I hit another good idea :)) Oh well.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#14 posted 10-24-2011 12:40 AM

well im glad that i scratched that ticket then Jim !

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#15 posted 10-24-2011 12:40 AM

well im glad that i scratched that ticket then Jim !

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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