Homemade Bocce Balls


For those unfamiliar with it, Bocce Ball is an outdoor game played with a set of heavy grapefruit-sized balls. We’ve never really thought of making our own set, but as you can see above, it can be done. These are six Bocce balls produced at home by [Horvitz444].

It seems the commercially available balls have a cement or clay core covered in a layer of high-impact epoxy. [Horvitz444] was able to recreate this starting with some vacuum forming. He built his own former out of peg board and a shop vac. The plastic stock he used was a light panel from the home store. After heating it up in the oven he formed a mold using what looks like two halves of Bocce balls. The mold halves were melted together using a soldering iron. After pouring in the secret concoction of cement ingredients and letting them harden, he removed the orbs from the molds and ground down the seams until smooth. They were covered in epoxy and painted. Most of these details were gleaned from his comments in the Reddit thread.

16 thoughts on “Homemade Bocce Balls

  1. While Petanque Balls are made of Steel and are empty, Boccia Balls are traditionally made from Bronce and the inside is filled with Rubberbands! coiled around metal clips (for better rebound effect). Cheap Petanqwue balls zou find in toystores are filled with sand to add weight.

  2. Homemade Bocce Balls are a fun and easy way to make your own version of the classic lawn game. They can be made using different materials such as wood, plastic, or metal, and are great for backyard gatherings and family game nights. They are relatively easy to make, and can be customized with various colors and designs.

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