I saw a golf ball in a block of wood a couple of years ago, and I’ve been wanting to make one ever since. I finally got around to making it and what a fun and easy little project this turned out to be. You’ll need a block of softwood (I used basswood) and a golf ball. I trimmed the block down and used a drill press to clear out the space for the golf ball to go. To get the Golf Ball into the wood you need to heat up a pan of water and put your block into it. Let it soak for a few minutes and the wood will expand enough to squeeze a Golf Ball into it. With just a few tools you can make this whole thing in about an hour.
If you make one of these be sure to post a picture of it over on the WoodLogger Facebook Page. I’d love to see how yours turns out.
- (1) 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ x 5″ – Softwood (I used Basswood)
- Drill out center section using a 1 – 1/4″ Forstner Bit
Milling & Assembly
Items Used to Finish this