Introduction: Golf Ball Centre Line Marking Jig

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If you enjoy playing golf and are trying to improve your putting game you probably find that there is so many things to focus on and its hard to work out which one needs fixing. A great way to start is with a line marking jig. It allows you to accurately mark the centre line on your golf ball. When you line up your golf ball's centre with your target its one less thing to worry about. Instead of buying a shop bought jig which can be hard to find and expensive to buy try this quick and easy instructable.

Step 1: Make a 44mm Hole in Some 12mm Ply

take a piece of 12mm ply and cut it into a rectangle 70mm by 90mm. Use a holesaw to cut a 44mm hole through it in a central location.

Step 2: Countersink a Pine Block Using a 32mm Spade Bit

take a pine block 70mm by 90mm by 35mm, using a spade bit drill a counter sink into the middle of the 70mm by 90mm side (about 15mm deep should be enough).

Step 3: Line the Two Pieces Up

take a golf ball and sit it in the countersink of the pine block. squirt some superglue around the outside of the exposed surface around the golf ball. be careful not to glue the ball to the block. now take the 12mm ply and place the hole over around the golf ball and line it up so there is an even space all the way around the ball (about 0.5mm).

Step 4: Stick Them Together

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once you have lined the two pieces up apply pressure to the pieces and hold them for a minute or so while the superglue sets. once the glue has dried the jig is ready to use.

Step 5: Using the Jig

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to use the jig you simply place the golf ball in the hole and use your thumb to hold it still. using a marker pen in the other hand mark around the ball using the edge of the jig as a kind of ruler. when finished you should have an accurate centreline around your golf ball.

Comments

timbo2222 (author)2009-02-06

Thanks for taking a look and providing some feedback guys, its greatly appreciated. This was my first go at an instructable and i wasn't sure if anyone would be interested in this kind of thing. I love the sharing of knowledge that this forum provides. Thanks

CaseyCase (author)2009-02-05

Superglue isn't ideal for gluing wood. Wood is too poreous and will "suck up" the glue like a sponge to the point that the bond between the two will be affected. How about using wood glue (Elmer's, Tightbond, etc.) or a polyurethane adhesive (Gorilla Glue) instead?

pullinsb (author)CaseyCase2009-02-05

Mixing baking soda with superglue makes a really quick expoy-like glue. This would give it a thicker consistancy and keep the glue from being soaked into the wood like you say. I agree that superglue may not be the best medium for securing the two pieces of wood, but this is a low- to no-load bearing situation. If I were building stairs, I'd go for screws.

timbo2222 (author)pullinsb2009-02-06

thanks for that tip i will try it next time. Sounds like a great solution

CaseyCase (author)pullinsb2009-02-05

Interesting! (Baking soda and superglue) I will have to try that.

timbo2222 (author)CaseyCase2009-02-06

i was looking for a quick, easy and cheap solution. wood glue would better but usually costs alittle more and takes much longer to fully dry. for its purpose the super glue has held up well.

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