Cypress Football

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Project by chucklandry posted 02-11-2009 02:41 PM 1724 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project between projects this past weekend. While other things were drying I occupied myself by making this. It is of solid cypress, stained dark walnut and the stripes were just painted while it was on the lathe. I wood burned the lines and used small strips of pine I shaped to match the curves to make the laces. BUT, guess the wood was a little wetter than I thought because as you can see in the second picture, it did split after I was finished. Oh well, it was fun anyway and the split is not visible when it it is sitting on my desk!!

-- Chuck, Breaux Bridge, LA

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#1 posted 02-11-2009 03:26 PM

That split adds to the character. If it was perfect it wouldn’t look handmade.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#2 posted 02-11-2009 08:57 PM

I remember a football from my childhood days that split like that!

You did a fantastic job. Well done. Bravo

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 02-12-2009 04:07 AM

You did a great job on it even with the slight malfunction.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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