Speaking of Bowling Balls

tehutiApril 28, 2012

1 bowling ball

8 pcs 3/8" rebar cut 40"

1 ceramic insulator

2 pieces of craft glass

1 3" lag bolt

flat black paint

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toomuchglass(5)

Normally I'd say--eeeeeewwwww ..... a BUG !

LOL --- but I love this one ! Robert -- You have a unique brain . You see things no one else does ! ENVY !!! ENVY !!! ENVY !!!

PS ...I don't know if you could ever incorporate pieces of stained glass in your creations , but that's my main craft . I have tons of good size leftover pieces. I just can't throw them out ... but if I store them - I'll forget about them ! Robert , would you like a goodie box sent to you ?? ( free ) I can send you a few pieces -- OR-- I can jam a flat rate box till it bulges out ! LOL

Yes or no ... if not ...no big deal. Don't feel pressured.
I have so much leftover glass, I just thought I'd offer !

    Bookmark   April 29, 2012 at 1:09AM
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cnm1(6 Oh)

Amazing bowling ball art!!! Oh my brain is exploding from craft ideas!!!
SOOOO - this may be tacky to ask but Toomuchglass, if I send the postage do you have enough glass to send me a box??? Just had to ask - the thought of little pieces of stained glass is just so exciting.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2012 at 6:29AM
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marylee_2010

Your spider is awesome. I always know when I see your name on a post that I will see something great. Thank you for sharing.

Marylee

    Bookmark   April 29, 2012 at 10:43AM
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jlily(Z6)

Now that is an amazing spider! I NEVER thought I would say that!
Thank you for sharing your craft.

Jlily

    Bookmark   April 29, 2012 at 10:50AM
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jeannespines

Yikes! That is one HUGE dude! That ceramic insulator is a great idea for the head! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2012 at 4:33PM
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tinfoilhat

That's a good one Robert.
I've got a bunch of insulators and you've shown me a new way to look at them.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 12:01AM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

Well, You have certainly bowled us over with this one!heh heh!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 12:09AM
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cnm1(6 Oh)

Would you share how the rebar is attached?

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 5:39AM
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tehuti

What an amazing collection of people make up this group, curious, witty, and thoughtful. Thank you all for your friendship.
cnm1 - I first drilled eight new 1/2" diameter holes in the ball, bent and fitted the rebar, mixed about a Tablespoon size dollop of Bondoî, and attached two legs at a go. (By fitting two legs at a time it kept the ball balanced). The insulator was done in a similar fashion: I drilled a pilot hole for a 3" lag bolt, fitted the insulator, filled with a small quantity of Bondoî, and it was basically complete.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 9:56AM
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oldcrafty(8)

What a WOW spider and then to get such good materials list and a how-to to go with it. Another amazing piece you have created.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 11:14AM
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cnm1(6 Oh)

One more question - what kind of drill bit do you use for a bowling ball? Thank you for all the info. I am putting this on my list of "one of these days" things :)

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 6:58PM
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Marlene Kindred

Hi Robert....been missing you and your creations here! LOVE the spider! Never really thought about using a BB for the body....I'll have to keep my eyes open since my DH loves creating arachnids! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your new garden creation!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 9:43PM
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tehuti

cnm1 - Just a plain old drill bit nothin' special.
Marlene - was busy working on trial and error cement concoctions, but I had to get back to what I do best.

Ha ha ha

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 7:11PM
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nmgirl(8 S.NM)

Too fun!

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 6:41PM
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