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I have had a bocce ball set for sometime, but have never really liked the cheap metal carrying that came with it. I was messing around in the garage and decided it'd be nice to build something nicer to hold the set of balls. I had a bunch of maple that was taking up space, so that's what I used primarily.The design is just something I came up with along the way; it certainly wasn't thought out thoroughly. I think if I were to build another one, I'd use less wood to minimize the overall weight. That said, I still like the way it turned out-especially with the oak bandings. As you can see, there's a main area for the 8 bocce balls, and two extra compartments for the jack ball (or Snitch) and a tape measure. I'm by no means a bocce ball fanatic, but I thought this would add some style to my set for those occasional uses.

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Brandon, its OK. Its OK to be a Bocce ball fanatic.

Cool little project. After my bench build, I definitely will need to do the same as you. I need to come up with some projects to use up the scraps and cut-offs.

Thanks for sharing.

Did you use any fancy pants joinery?
 

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Haha, maybe we can have a lumberjocks bocce tournement, Scott. No fancy-pants joinery on this one, other than the through tenons of the center divider/handle. I actually used the nail gun a little more than I'd like to admit on this one.
 

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Nothing wrong with a nail gun and glue when want to get something done.
 

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I always knew you had balls! It certainly looks good. Sometimes its best to go without the fancy pants joinery.
 

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Sometimes its best to go without the fancy pants joinery.

Especially when you still haven't finished the rocking chair that you promised for your pregnant wife. Had I taken my time on this tote (e.g., hand-cut dovetails), I would have been in trouble.
 

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Brandon, time to finish the rocker!!
 

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Sweet Tote man, I bet you'll be whipping out the game more often now just to show off your work.
 

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"pardon me - while I whip out my bocce balls"

Sorry, I can't help it.
 

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Funny, I had to read Mauricio's comment twice. The first time my mind just read it as "Sweet Tote man, I bet you'll be whipping out your balls more often now just to show off your work."

ok, more coffee.
 

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Haha, this is no longer a family-friendly post.
 

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Man this thread is like shootin fish in a barrell. Im gonna leave the jokes aside and just tell ya i like your ball carrier BW.
 

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Nice box Brandon.
Lovely game it is.
Best thoughts,
Mads
 

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lol
 

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Very cool. I'm more of a drinking beer, smoking a cigar, and talkin smack with friends while the grill is cookin low and slow on a rare sunny day here in Seattle fanatic. And bocci ball facilitates exactly that :)
 

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With the balls on one side and the handle in the middle, is the offset CG noticeable when carrying the box?
 
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