Baseball Case

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Project by ic3ss posted 08-22-2011 04:55 AM 3367 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter and I have been going to see the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes play minor league baseball for a while now. Several years ago, she had a ball autographed by several players and she asked me to make a display case for her ball.

It took me quite a while to make good on that promise, so here it is. Made from fir molding pieces with plywood bottom. The ball holder was from a router bit capsule that I cut short on the band saw. I also used a thin piece of lexan for the windows. I cut a rabbet slot in the molding for the windows. Stain with wipe on poly.

- Wayne

-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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#1 posted 08-22-2011 06:09 AM

Very very nice!! That will be an heirloom for her!!

I have a ball I got at the white sox game in Chicago with my dad when I was about 10. I still have it in a special place in my case for my shot glass collection. Great memories go with it. Hers will be the same!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 08-22-2011 11:31 AM

Very beautiful! The carving adds a lot of character to it.

Somehow reminds me of enshrined relics … hmm … I suppose it is some kind of religion :-)

I guess you’re glad it wasn’t pole vault ...

-- Alex ----- Bavaria in Germany

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#3 posted 08-22-2011 03:12 PM

a special place for a special ball. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 08-22-2011 04:48 PM

Beautiful work. Love the carving pattern of it.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#5 posted 12-15-2014 02:11 AM

Wow! This is such a beautiful baseball case. I am new to this site, and only found it because I was looking for something like this! My boyfriend has two baseballs that are among the few things he has from his childhood. One is from his first home run and is signed and dated, and the other has his team name scribbled on it. Right now he keeps them tucked in a drawer but I would love to find or make two cases similar to this one so they can be displayed. They are so special to him and I want a case that is just as special. Is there anyway you could list instructions for making it? If there is a tab for it, please excuse me, I couldn’t find it. Thank you so much.

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