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Project by peteg posted 03-31-2015 01:24 AM 1516 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My last post quite some time ago was Ribbon Ball, I thought it would be interesting to see what a smaller ball encased in a larger ball would come out like.
I would welcome your thoughts / comments.
Not sure about the colours, however the challenge was the actual make.
The inner ball is about 75mm (3”) & the outer ball about 140mm (5.5”)
I added a rough sketch of the work out for the larger ball, the maths are all based on a hexagonal
Hard to know what angle to photo from ??
Thanks for the look


-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#1 posted 03-31-2015 01:26 AM

Amazing. Very unique.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#2 posted 03-31-2015 01:30 AM

Outstanding, Pete. You sure make some challenging pieces!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 03-31-2015 01:36 AM

very interesting piece.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#4 posted 03-31-2015 01:46 AM

Aw, come on Pete. You’re making my brain hurt again.
Looks like you are enjoying your shop time and keeping the grey matter busy as well.
This is a beauty mate.


-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#5 posted 03-31-2015 02:31 AM

Thanks Guys, it’s actually a hard case piece in as much as if you sit it in front of you, you can’t resist keeping on turning it as it looks very different from all angles viewed


-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 03-31-2015 03:01 AM

It sucked me right in. Great work of art.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#7 posted 03-31-2015 03:18 AM

Now if you said you took two coco nuts and carved them into this shape I would understand but doing this on the lathe is another story .
Nice piece of art Pete and I can appreciate the process .
Keep turning and surprising us .


-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 03-31-2015 03:22 AM

That is really great Pete, you certainly beat the challenge. A real piece of art. Well done mate.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#9 posted 03-31-2015 05:14 AM

You are correct Pete, that sure is a doozie.
Fantastic piece executed to perfection.
I think the colours go together well.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#10 posted 03-31-2015 09:15 AM

the form of your work reminds me of sculptor Barbara Hepworth.
Above are 2 pieces from her.
Your own piece is stunningly well executed.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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#11 posted 03-31-2015 11:26 AM

Hey Pete,
That is really neat. I really had trouble wrapping my head around it until I saw your disassembled picture. Absolutely amazing.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#12 posted 03-31-2015 12:36 PM

Very nice piece. Fun to look at ! Well executed ! Thanks for the share !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#13 posted 03-31-2015 12:52 PM

so …i guess this is a bit more complex then the tables im making….LOL…im enjoying the complexity of your work, keeps the brain turning and gets the screws a bit tighter…what are you doing to give it its texture…keep at it pete, it will more then likely keep you on your toes, and its a joy to see you stretching yourself…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#14 posted 03-31-2015 02:04 PM

I feel like a total beginner looking at this. Imagination is a wonderful thing. Great work and outstanding character builder.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#15 posted 03-31-2015 02:31 PM

I think this could be considered fine art, very interesting

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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