GOLF BALL DISPLAY

I made this as a retirement gift for a friend of mind that is looking forward to lots of future golf time. This needs to be made with a soft wood that has little grain. Cypress or Basswood works well. The dimensions of the block you want to start with are 5” x 1 ¾” x 1 ¾”. Leaving ¾” at the ends, drill out both ways with a 1 ¼” forstner bit.

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Cut between the 1 ¼” holes with a scroll saw to create the final shape. You can shape and sand the inside now, but don’t bother sanding to a fine finish, because the grain will rise, in the next step, when you put the block in water.

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Now you want to set the block, sideways, in ½” of boiling water for at least 15 minutes. This will soften the wood enough for you to be able to push the golf ball into the cavity.

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Let the wood dry overnight. Drill a hole in the bottom, clear through, for the golf tee. Then you can do a finish sanding.

 

 

I used some “Tru-Oil” only on the outside, to dress is up a little.100_2841

 

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