The Woodshop Shed

adventures in woodworking and home maintenance, from my shop in an oversized backyard shed

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Rustic picture frame

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Rustic picture frameCleaned up the shop with this one. Picture frame idea. Barn board back, some shingles made from an oak wedge I made years ago, a trip to the hobby store and a couple of photos I was proud of. Magnetized picture frame from Wal-Mart is stuck to a piece of metal on the barn board. A galvanized elbow created a nice roof line.



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Golf Ball in Wood Block

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Golf Ball in Wood BlockHad seen this done by a few other LJers on this site and on YouTube. Decided to try it myself. I had some 2X2 inch Poplar that I cut down to 1 3/4” X 1 3/4”, and cut them to five inches in length. I set up a quick jig on my drill press and used a forstner bit to hog out most of the wood and finished it on my osc. spindle sander. The slots are 1 1/4” wide and 3 1/2” in length. Golf balls are 1 7/8” dia. Already gave a couple away and had one destroyed by a weak minded friend of mine trying to force the ball out, didn't know how it was put in. I tell everyone that there are NO cuts, breaks, glue or anything used to get the ball in. I covered the ball with tape before inserting it in. Then a couple coats of lacquer, 0000 steel wool to buff, then peeled tape off. Since it is sealed, it would be a little harder to get out. Mel



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