Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Basket Pong Scroll Saw Pattern.

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Do you have some free time on your hands? Are the kids getting bored? Maybe this simple Basket Pong goal will keep you and them busy for a few minutes.

If you don't cut the graphics on the backboard then this project takes just minutes. Even if you jazz it up with the letters it is still a quick project and looks pretty cool. 

The only rule is that you have to bounce the ping pong ball at least once before it goes in the goal for it to count. No direct shots. Other than that, you can decide on the distance and scoring that suits who is playing. Best out of ten for example. Having several ping pong balls is a good idea. You can get 50 ping pong balls at this link for $7

The red plastic cup is available in all grocery stores. They are the 16oz cups. You can change the diameter of the rim hole if you need to use a smaller cup.

We are blessed to have a hobby in this strange time:

I am terrible at just sitting and doing nothing. If you enjoy woodworking and the scroll saw then you are likely the same way. You want to be doing something so you don't get bored. Watching TV is okay for a while but I want to be making something. I need to be using my hands for more than just shoving potato chips in my mouth.

 Hobbies can play a part in our physical and mental health. I'll be honest with you that my stress and anxiety are higher than I would like right now. When I went into my shop today I completely forgot about watching the news. I turned on some music and zoned out. My mind was on the project. It is a simple project but it kept me busy for a while.

Stress is a two-sided sword. We need stress to motivate us to accomplish an important task. Stress is a warning system that triggers our body to produce different chemicals that get our butt in gear. Too much stress is not so good. Stress can weaken the immune system, increase your blood pressure, elevate depression and even damage your heart. You already know all of this but I just want to point out that we have something simple that will help. That something is our hobby. Don't underestimate the value of doing something you enjoy.

You know what I want? I want a half-hour of Walter Cronkite each evening at 6pm. Tell me what I need to know then go away and let me watch Bonanza and Johnny Carson. The rest of the day I will find something else to do that I enjoy. Rant over.......

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