My dad loves baseball. Childhood memories are filled with being at the baseball field watching my brother, going to Seattle Mariner games in Seattle, and in the summer if I wanted to see my dad...I could find him at the field mowing the green.
So when I purchased this summers Flea Market Style Magazine, I had to make the baseball bookends for my dad.
6 baseballs (I used old baseballs from my dad's garage)
3/8" wood dowels
Step 1: Drill a 3/8" hole halfway through two baseballs (balls #1 and #2; these are your base). Use a vice to hold balls while drilling.
Step 2: To attach #1 to #2, insert a dowel that has been cut to fit into the balls; glue into place.
Step 3: Drill a 3/8" hold halfway through ball #3 and either ball #1 or #2.
Step 4: Position ball #3 up against the one you just drilled. Insert pre-cut dowel, and glue into place.
Step 5: Let glue dry overnight, I used a clamp to keep it tight.
Step 6: Screw T-bar to bottom of baseballs.
Please enjoy this tutorial. Let me know if you make your own baseball bookends. Mine are being mailed off to my dad.