Golf Ball Display Case

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Project by Dave Haynes posted 09-17-2009 03:06 PM 8407 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a bad habit of collecting things! As well as collecting old woodworking tools, old vintage brass garden hose nozzles, etc, I also have a golf ball collection of monogrammed golf balls. I had a display case that would allow me to display 25 golf balls and my collection has outnumbered that amount. I decided to use the boughten case that I currently have and expand it across the width to hold 70 golf balls. Here is the final result. As with all my other projects, you can read the article of the build process of this new case on my website at:

I have yet to transfer the golf balls from my current case into the new one.

Comments are welcomed.


-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#1 posted 09-17-2009 03:32 PM

Looks good….......I have a different problem, I will eventually loose every golfball I see, or every ball that I “slice”

-- David South FLorida

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#2 posted 09-17-2009 03:38 PM

Very nice,.. A project that combines two of my favorite things, woodworking and golf.

Great job!

-- Dennis,!/MpleGrvWoodwrks

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#3 posted 09-17-2009 05:05 PM

Did I miss it? What’d you do for the ‘dimple’ in which each ball sits?

Are they just holes?

-- -- Neil

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Dave Haynes

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#4 posted 09-17-2009 05:23 PM

Actually, I used a 3/4” corebox router bit that I set up in my drill press to make the “dimples”. I first used a 1/4” drill bit to drill smaller holes in the locations to help guide the corebox bit at lthe desired locations. I then switched to the corebox bit set at a depth of half the thickness of the shelf boards to finish.

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#5 posted 09-18-2009 12:47 AM

Wow. Really resourceful solution, and a really excellent outcome!

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 09-18-2009 01:02 AM

I cast bullets for my antique target rifles, want a bunch of them to collect ;-)) Case looks good.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 09-18-2009 02:09 AM

Cool display.

-- John @

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#8 posted 09-18-2009 02:54 AM

Very nice Dave, all my golf balls end up in the woods or the pond.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Dave Haynes

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#9 posted 09-18-2009 01:47 PM

Mine too! (The ones I don’t want and actually use) (-;

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#10 posted 09-26-2009 12:31 AM


Excellent project! Great idea for Christmas present for my father. TIme to get back into the shop.

Thanks, Mike

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#11 posted 09-26-2009 12:32 AM

Nice project, you must have a lot of golf balls.

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#12 posted 02-03-2010 08:54 AM

FORE!!!!!!!!!, sorry, I mean 10/10…. great looking project…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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