I’m using my hand plane to check the color of the wood. I want to exclude the sapwood Rough cutting parts to length on the radial arm saw Now I’m roughing out my parts to width on the table saw These parts make up the cabinet case and door This machine will surface all four sides of my parts to final dimensions in one pass Door parts on the right and case parts on the left Now I cut all the parts to final length There are 9 shelves in the case and here I’m cutting a the 1/2″ dados into the sides of the case to hold the shelves Checking to make sure everything lines up nicely I dry fit the case in order to get my final shelf length I cut a rabbet at the end of my shelves to fit the dado good fit! Every shelf has a 1/4″ dado to separate each golf ball location…this will make more sense soon. I double up the shelves to speed up the process Here I’m gluing on a 1/4″ strip to the face of the case to hide the dados. Once its dry I hand plane the 1/4″ strips flush gouged the wood there a little! I use two hand planes for this, one set for an aggressive cut and the other set for a fine cut. Here I’m using my drill press to drill the recesses to hold the golf balls in place This is a box core router bit, not really designed for the drill press but still works nicely There’s 100 of these to cut Now I can assemble the case using Festool dominoes It’s crucial that the case is perfectly square If not the door wont fit properly This one was a little off so I’m using a clamp to adjust it While the case dries I start on the cabinet door I’m using my FMT mortise jig to cut a slip joint First I cut the female part here Now I take all the parts to the table saw and cut a rabbet for the glass setting my height here Now I can cut the male part of the slip joint Notice the shoulders are offset Now I can glue up the door Just like the case the door needs to be perfectly square

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Dennis Veasley

56 thoughts on “Making A Golf Ball Display Case (Part 1)”

  1. Hey Andy! I always enjoy watching your videos. Its great to see the array of tools you have and utilize in your shop. That FS 180 4 side planer has got to be great to have. At what point did you decide you needed one?

  2. See I don't care about golf ball shelves… Yet there is something about watching AR vids that very satisfying.

  3. Andy – I am not a golfer, but I enjoy the vid. This video showed more of the shop then previous ones. Can you have a shop tour? I also noticed a new(?) machine – Wadkin FSP180. It looks cool. Can you tell us about it?

  4. I've been wanting to make a golf ball display shelf for a while now. This just gave me motivation to do it. Love the video and idea!

  5. If you’re going to use closed captions you should probably leave them on the screen a bit longer. But I would advise not using them. Takes away from watching the woodwing. I recommend voice over.

  6. It's so interesting to watch you work. There's always something new to learn ^^ thank you for this video 🙂

  7. once again, some fine work Andy! you make it look so easy! love the way you present it as well! no fancy music, just the sound of the machines and your spitting of the glue in your mouth! perfect! keep up the fantastic content!

  8. Years ago working in a custom cabinet shop I was tasked to make a golf ball display table. I had no idea anyone even collected golf balls, and I still don't know why anyone would… ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  9. What is the sled extension thing you were using on your table saw? That looks really useful!

  10. Just like a pure glass of wine Andy. Everything was cut a fit to a “T” and it looks amazing. Great attention to detail too. Your old refurbished tools are amazing and the one that planes the sides all the way around is a dream come true! I look forward to seeing the final product!

  11. Andy, I’m so happy to see that you have a SawStop Table Saw! I came very close to losing my left thumb on my Table Saw almost two years ago. I wish the other makers I follow, people like Jimmy Diresta, April Wilkerson, Bob Clagett & Steve Ramsey, to name a few, would come to their senses and switch to SawStop for their Table Saw needs. Listen, I’m not a salesman for SawStop. I just know it could be the difference between continuing to make videos and not. Loved the Golf Ball shelf! Eagerly awaiting Part 2!

  12. Coming from a metal fabricator that’s wanting to get into furniture, this is the kind of video I want to watch!

  13. Great build Andy, beautiful attention to details – curious what that router jig you used at the end to create the tenon/finger joint was??

  14. Great video! What is the bit you used that the golf ball sits on? I would love to buy a set for my husbands shop. Thanks!

  15. Thank you for making this video I enjoy watching your craftmanship it is informative, and entertaining. No frills just good work!

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