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Marcus

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515 days ago

So I traveled off to a different lumberyard and while waiting around, noticed this puzzle sitting by a window:

I looked at it for a few minutes, did not see any glue lines or the like. It appears to have been cut w/ forstner bits. All 4 sides are the same. The golf ball can move freely, but of course will not come out.

Due to some bad service, I ended up walking out after about not being helped for 15 minutes, so never got a chance to ask about the puzzle. It’s been pugging me ever since. Any ideas?


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#1 posted 515 days ago

The ball was dehydrated, then rehydrated ?

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#2 posted 515 days ago

I suppose anything is possible, but it appeared to be a standard golf ball.

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#3 posted 515 days ago

The wood was soaked in hot water/steam then compressed. Imagine that oval shaped hole as a circle. The golf ball would fit right in.

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#4 posted 515 days ago

That was my thought too LumberJoe, but just surprised that the wood “bounced back” so square.

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#5 posted 515 days ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEATei2wewY

Kinda like the nail in the 2×4 trick.

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#6 posted 515 days ago

Ahhh, rats! you just had to tell him! LOL

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 515 days ago

Perhaps through heat and water as the others say. However, it makes a nice conversation piece for sure. I bet they would sell.

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#8 posted 515 days ago

I made some of those as Christmas gifts a few years ago. They went over quite well.

I also made some with 5 marbles inside. They make a great rattle for a young kid and drive the parents crazy.

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JoeinGa

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#9 posted 514 days ago

Do you realize how many guys will be notching and BOILING a 2×4 in the next few days? LOL
Nifty Trick!

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#10 posted 514 days ago

The fun thing will be to see how many show up on etsy.com or the like in the next week.

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#11 posted 514 days ago

An inflatable golf ball…

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#12 posted 514 days ago

The tree grew around it and they just cut windows.

If you try this, probably better to use air dried lumber.

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#13 posted 514 days ago

I did a lot of whittling as a kid. One common whittling project was the ball in a cage. It was just a matter of whittling the ball in place, gradually freeing it from the surrounding cage, and rounding it. Took some manual dexterity and patience, but not really hard to do. It’s possible the golf ball is a fake, carved in place, dimpled and painted to look real. But I agree the other ideas are probably right.

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