Soccer Ball

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Project by YoungJock posted 06-26-2009 10:45 PM 1829 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I Made this soccer ball this past year. It is made up of 32 pieces all glued together at the appropriate angles to form a ball. Then Sanded vigorously for hours to get the appropriate spherical shape. Took three weeks to make at an hour a day. I was only 17 years old. The shaping was all done without a lathe

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#1 posted 06-26-2009 10:48 PM

Wow, that is impressive. You did it by hand? No lathe? Even more impressed.

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#2 posted 06-26-2009 10:50 PM

That looks like a pain in the neck.. I’m impressed. Good job

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#3 posted 06-26-2009 11:36 PM

Very cool !I would never have been able to sand it round by hand…..AWESOME work!


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#4 posted 06-27-2009 02:12 AM

that sucker is gonna hurt when you kick it!! :-)) I’m impressed! getting the geometry of all those piece to fit, then gettiing it spherical to boot!

BTW, welcome to LJ’s. looks like you are off to a good start. Keep it up.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 06-27-2009 02:25 AM

I’m impressed too. Nice work. May need some steel toe soccer cleats. lol

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#6 posted 06-27-2009 04:36 AM

very cool well done

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#7 posted 06-27-2009 04:46 AM

That is awsome!! Where did you come up with the idea?


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#8 posted 06-27-2009 12:53 PM

Great piece of work. Amazing.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 06-27-2009 01:36 PM

Now that is what I call determination Young Jock….good job man.

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#10 posted 06-28-2009 10:04 PM

pretty neat, well done.

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#11 posted 09-16-2009 09:59 PM

Now that takes some serious skill. Amazing job!!

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#12 posted 08-05-2010 07:17 PM

Pretty cool!

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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