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Project by Blake posted 04-16-2010 07:58 AM 3915 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a set of nice Bocce balls as a birthday present but the soft case didn’t hold up for long. I needed a crate to carry them in so I built this quick project.

Scraps of pine and rope. Assembled with wood glue and a finish nailer. Upside-down it makes a great seat for the referee too.

-- Happy woodworking!





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 04-16-2010 11:17 AM

this is excellent!
That reminds me to move my bocce ball set – out of sight, out of mind – we didn’t play it at all last year. Hmm.

The box really is beautiful. Love the rope handles. Well done!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 04-16-2010 11:59 AM

Nice project, I guess I’ll have to make one for our bocce balls.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#3 posted 04-16-2010 02:04 PM

Dido on the bocce ball set coming out of the closet. I haven’t played that a forever, I need to drum up one of these boxes too.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#4 posted 04-16-2010 04:41 PM

Nice project.

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#5 posted 04-16-2010 05:13 PM

That looks like a really nice place to put your balls.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 04-16-2010 05:50 PM

Excellent idea. We bought a croquet set for the yard that came in a plastic carrying bag. I’ll just have to find a way to carry the mallets. I definitely have the scrap wood for it. Thanks Blake.

lol @ Steve

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#7 posted 04-16-2010 06:54 PM

Fantastic Idea!!! I also may have to dig out the bocce ball set.

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#8 posted 04-16-2010 08:10 PM

Nice Box, run the rope through some Rubber Tubing(for Handles), Makes it easier on the hands.

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 04-16-2010 11:48 PM

Blake

What are the inside dimensions of the box?

My Bocce Balls are at the lake.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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lilredweldingrod

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#10 posted 04-16-2010 11:54 PM

Pardon me, but what in the cat hair are Bocce Balls? Never heard of it-them. Rand

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 04-17-2010 01:11 AM

A brief history of Bocce.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Blake

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#12 posted 04-18-2010 09:17 PM

lilredweldingrod… its kind of like lawn bowling.

Dick… there are lots of different sizes of Bocce balls. I am not sure if mine are “regulation” (whatever that means) or not. You should measure your balls (ha ha.)

Thanks for the kind comments everyone.

-- Happy woodworking!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 04-19-2010 12:41 AM

Thanks Blake!

I guess we’ll have to take a trip to measure my balls. Yup!

I could make a rustic box with my Logman tenon maker.

That could be a good project this summer while I’m up there.

I have a plastic set, & a wooden set, & they’re different in size.

My wooden set came with a lousy Palina, so I made one on my lathe.

A set of bocce balls would make a good lathe project.

I guess I’ll have to add that to my list.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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