Baseball Collection

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Project by Joe posted 12-27-2013 06:43 PM 1101 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My cousin loves baseball and has been collecting balls from each ball park she has visited. For Christmas, she wanted a display shelf that would fit a ball from all 30 parks.

Each ball has a diameter slightly smaller than 3”, so I accounted for 3-1/8” for each ball which would allow for a small space between each.

Each ball “pocket” was drilled with a 1-1/4” forstner bit and they are all about 1/8” deep – just enough so they wouldn’t roll off. Shelf spacing is 3-1/8”. Top, bottom & sides are 3/4” oak, and each shelf is 1/2” oak. Stain is one coat of Minwax Ebony, which really highlighted the grain. Most of it was sanded with 80, 120 & 220 with a ROS, but some done by hand.

For the top & bottom, I thought a 45 degree chamfer would give enough of a ‘home plate’ nod without overdoing it. I put a french cleat on the back so it can be hung on a wall. Or it can sit on a larger shelf or would look good on a bar.

Thanks for looking.

-- It's better to have a tool and not need it than to need a tool and not have it.

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#1 posted 12-27-2013 10:25 PM

ANYTHING baseball is a winner in my book! Very nice display case, I’m sure your cousin was happy with this one. good job sir!

-- -- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."

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#2 posted 08-25-2017 01:24 PM

That is a very attractive cabinet for your baseball collection.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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