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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…
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#1 posted 02-14-2011 12:19 PM
Sweet.Did you turn them, freehand?Best thoughts,Mads
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.
#2 posted 02-14-2011 12:31 PM
Sure did mafe. It takes a bit of practice, but after a while, these things start getting round.
#3 posted 02-14-2011 12:46 PM
Wauuu, this I have to try!
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#4 posted 02-14-2011 01:26 PM
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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#5 posted 02-14-2011 03:57 PM
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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#6 posted 02-14-2011 04:12 PM
-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened
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#7 posted 02-14-2011 06:13 PM
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?
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#8 posted 02-14-2011 07:57 PM
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
#9 posted 02-14-2011 11:31 PM
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.
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#10 posted 02-15-2011 12:04 AM
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
#11 posted 02-15-2011 12:09 AM
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.
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#12 posted 02-15-2011 11:06 PM
I bet it is nice to hold a solid globe of your favorite wood. I really like the stands.
#13 posted 02-16-2011 03:42 AM
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.
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