It’s time for another round of projects from the Power Tool Design Team girls. This month our theme is spring. Since spring and baseball go hand-in-hand, my DIY Baseball Bookends are a perfect project for the season.
The Power Tool Design Team girls hope to inspire women to use power tools. Each month we share projects meant to inspire women to get into the workshop and use those tools. In January I shared a Wood Crate Key Organizer and in February an Industrial Paper Towel Holder. I can’t wait to see what the other ladies share for our spring theme.
How to Make DIY Baseball Bookends
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6 Baseballs (Also available at Walmart.)
Drill Press (or drill)
3/8” Drill Bit
Band Saw (or saw)
Using a 3/8” bit and a drill press, drill a hole on the side of one ball. Use a utility knife to trim away the excess leather from the top of the hole. This will make it easier to insert the dowel into the hole in a later step.
To help to figure out where the hole should go for the second ball, rub a Sharpie around the hole, line up the two balls and press to make a mark where the hole should go.
Use the mark made to drill a hole in the second ball.
Temporarily attach the bottom two balls together with a dowel rod. Stack the third ball between them and mark the placement of where the holes should go to connect the third ball and one of the bottom balls. Drill holes.
Apply E6000 glue to the bottom of the balls and press into place on the t-bar. Clamping squares keep the balls upright and square until the glue dries.
I’m thrilled with this project and plan to use these bookends in my father-in-law’s room at the lake. He’s a huge baseball fan and I know that he’ll like having these bookends on his dresser. They’ll also go along with the Americana theme that I’m using for his decor.
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