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Arts and Crafts

Monday, December 20, 2010

Bowling Ball Art III

The sport of bowling has been around since 5200 BC and was already practised by the Egyptians. The 'bowling' balls they used were made out of stone and it was literally a matter of time before they evolved in the polyurethane covered bowling balls which are used nowadays.

When bowling balls were first used in the U.S., they were initially made of a special kind of oak and lignum vitae wood. This changed around 1906, when they were manufactured from hard rubber. The first polyester balls were introduced in the 1960s and 1970s

In the early 1970s, people began experimenting with the hardness of the plastic balls and in 1981 the very first polyurethane cover stock bowling balls were produced and in 1989 they were made with a reactive resin cover.

To display bowling balls, you can purchase what is called a bowling ball cup. This allows you to place is in any position you like, showing images, graphic prints, or any other artwork you made with a bowling ball which your creative mind came up with.

These displays are very cheap, but sure come in handy to keep the ball from rolling!

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