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I made some of these a while back, and it dawned on me make some simple stands. I also made a new sphere out of scrap walnut that I had to glue together. I plan on making a bunch more as soon as I make more scrap…

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com





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mafe

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#1 posted 1290 days ago

Sweet.
Did you turn them, freehand?
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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christopheralan

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#2 posted 1290 days ago

Sure did mafe. It takes a bit of practice, but after a while, these things start getting round.

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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mafe

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#3 posted 1290 days ago

Wauuu, this I have to try!

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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flintbone

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#4 posted 1290 days ago

Nice. I have to try this also. I have turned some eggs but never tried spheres.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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steliart

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#5 posted 1290 days ago

could use some of theses on the bed’s posts

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Eagle1

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#6 posted 1290 days ago

Cool..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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swirt

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#7 posted 1290 days ago

Very impressive.

I have never had any success turning half a ball on the end of my handles. What tool(s) did you use for this to get the shape?

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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sgtq

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#8 posted 1290 days ago

Looks like your turning is going better very nice and I’m loving the finishes.

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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christopheralan

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#9 posted 1290 days ago

Thanks guys! It took a while to find information on how to turn a sphere. I found this great article by Robert Rosand, check it out! I thanked him in an email a few weeks ago, and he is a very nice gentleman.

Good luck!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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Woodturner66

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#10 posted 1290 days ago

That is really cool. I’ve turned some spheres myself but i cheat. I use the system from Lindsay Lathe tools.
I got it from my Brother in a tool trade for a Coil Pneumatic Nailer. I was going to use it to make some Chinese Balls. Never got around to making the tools for the balls and the tools for sale seemed a little high.

-- Chris Ward

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christopheralan

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#11 posted 1290 days ago

I agree. Most of the videos I have seen use some kind of tool system thing, that frankly, I don’t want to buy. I like having the freedom of not being tied to a tool or jig.

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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Woodenthings

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#12 posted 1289 days ago

I bet it is nice to hold a solid globe of your favorite wood. I really like the stands.

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christopheralan

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#13 posted 1288 days ago

thanks woodenthings! It is a little weird how light they are. they look like they would be heavy, but they aren’t. I need to make some more scrap and make a few more.

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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