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    hey guys
    I have been asked to make two stands to hold afl footballs on display because there premiership balls with signatures i want to make a really good job of them so just wondering if any has any ideas or seen any that i could get some inspiration from?
    thanks in advance jack

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    I have one but of course can't find it at the moment. Simple flat base with 2 boards attached at right angles to the base but angled away from the front. Each of the vertical boards has a semicircle cut out of it. Painted black.
    Will have a woman's look later.

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    How about seeing if you can find a small tree or branch that has 3 smaller branches coming away more or less at the same level, mount it on a flat base and have the footy cradled by the 3 branches like an upside down tripod.

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    nice idea bobl i like it but the person im making it for isnt very arty or creative they he likes stuff just plain n simple and he has al ready got the wood not sure what it is but i hope its something good! thanks cp will definetly need a picture not good at following descriptions with big words
    cheers
    oh by the way how much do ya reckon i should charge lol? just out of curiosity( he did say he would pay me)

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    How about a lamp stand type of base. Sort of frank loyd type. Come up to two shelves/resting areas, at differnt heights. put a low rim around each, shaped to support each ball or just have flat shelf type with a hole in the middle to support the balls. The balls could sit mostly out or almost half way through.

    Just an idea.

    Where they will be displayed will make a difference. up on shelf in the living room may be better to make a light wooded frmaed box with glass side and door to sit the balls in and keep the dust off.

    You don't know the wood yet but probably best to keep the woodwork subtle and highlight the balls.

    Rob

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    You could get an old footy boot and have it dipped in bronze (whatever the process is) and attach it to a nice base and have the ball attached just like someone is kicking it

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    Hi gags,
    Depends on your machinery, if you gave a lathe turning may be considered. If not straight pieces are the go. Either way timber selection wil be important. How will you bound or maount it?

    Rob's idea hase merit. Also be aware that the footy will lose air.

    Suggest you have a search on the web. some piccies when finished would be nice.

    cheers,
    conwood

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    thanks for all the replies guys
    i think he is loking for a cheap way out so the bronzing wouldnt be good all though a great idea and from what he said i think he just wants like little stands i have never seen one before can any one give me a link? i do have a lathe how would u go bout making a turned one? like and egg cup?

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    You could turn up a wooden stand based on the rugby kicking tee. Looks like a small witches hat with the top half cut off at an angle, or on studs as attached
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    i found these on ebay i reackon they look pretty good and really easy to make allthough not sure how i will do the edge? thanks a bunch for all the help guys i will post finished product pictures up when i have made them

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