|Project by Yuval Eitan||posted 07-30-2015 03:12 PM||1161 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
When I have nothing to do, I scratch my balls…
I had a freshly pruned grapefruit branch.
I turnen a couple of balls, soaked them in soapy warm water for th night, let them dry slowly (couple of months), and then turned the (by now Rugby) balls into perfect spheres. Free hand on this one, not with the jig I had built.
Turned out nice, but rather… dull. In terms of grain patern.
So I turned a concave piece, screw it ~5mm (~1/5”) off center on a wooden disk, put the ball, secured it with the tailstock (padded with some piece of wood), fired the lathe up, and started scratching…
Scratch, turn aside, scratch… you get the picture.
I then used some acrilic paint in the grooves, let dry and re-sanded on the (now centred) lathe.
Fun little project for the bored turner….
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