Indiana University Thingy

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Project by Tigarman posted 05-20-2014 10:56 PM 2034 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I believe “Thingy” is the official name for something like this! (I couldn’t come up with a name that seemed appropriate.)

I made these by request of a coworker who had seen the one I did for Ohio State. When he saw the initial drawing, he shared it with his brother who decided to order one as well.

They are made of Pine, Paduak, Osage Orange, Lacewood, and Walnut.

The basketball is actually orange because I took the Osage Orange (which is actually yellow) and coated it with some very watered down red dye. I was pretty happy with the way that color turned out.

If I were to make more, I think I would make the basketball a bit smaller.

I finished it with some basic Shellac. (I am liking the shellac WAY more than the poly I used to use religiously.)

I welcome any comments.

-- Think Twice, Decide Once - Still cut three times

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#1 posted 05-21-2014 02:06 AM

While I could never support that school, those are really neat. Great work.

-- Daniel S

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#2 posted 05-21-2014 03:13 AM

Like the look and idea, would make the balls smaller probably or maybe mount it on the bottom to see the letter better, and yea i don’t like IU haha, I’m a diehard UK fan

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#3 posted 05-21-2014 10:28 AM

Very nice. I like the multi-layered effect. Where is the lacewood? Is it the lines of the basketball?

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#4 posted 05-21-2014 01:29 PM

Indiana, our Indiana. Indiana we’re all for you!

Nice work…and go Hoosiers!

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#5 posted 05-21-2014 11:34 PM

Lenny, yes. The lacewood is the lines of the basketball. I tried to use pine or even a light maple, but they wanted to break apart easily so I used a scrap piece of lacewood I had.

-- Think Twice, Decide Once - Still cut three times

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#6 posted 05-22-2014 05:42 AM

Very Nice “Thingy” indeed!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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