Turning dodecahedrons inside the sphere

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Project by Yuri posted 1003 days ago 2378 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

From solid cherry block this peace was made on the lathe without splitting or gluing. Tiny dodecahedron inside bigger one and inside the sphere…

-- Live to Learn

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#1 posted 1003 days ago

Very cool!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 1003 days ago

Now there is some careful turning with sharp tools!

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#3 posted 1003 days ago

Excellent!. I thought only cubes can be done.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 1003 days ago

Very nice!

Did you do the cube-in-cube then turn the outer cube?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#5 posted 1003 days ago

Whoa! Makes my head hurt trying to figure out how you did that….

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 1003 days ago

Amazing, kinda defy’s logic. Very good.

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#7 posted 1003 days ago

Wow, No idea how you did this but its awesome. Way better than the geometry class I’m currently struggling in this semester. haha.

-- -Jacob Turetsky, Industrial Designer

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#8 posted 1003 days ago

That is just too cool. I wish I were that good with a lathe. Have you thought about posting a blog on this technique?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#9 posted 1002 days ago

Very cool!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 1002 days ago

Just goes to show you…what can be done if a LJ puts his mind to it..

way cool .

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#11 posted 1002 days ago


Ok, start with a sphere. Chuck it up in the lathe and bore the straight hole through. Do that for half the holes (repositioning the piece so it’s a simple boring operation each time.)

Heck, you could probably remove most of the material (to a “just shy of separating the internal pieces” point) on the lathe with something like a crooked boring bar.

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#12 posted 1002 days ago

Not only are you a very talented woodworker but you are also a great photographer.

Nice work on both.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#13 posted 1002 days ago

very good…. i have always wanted to learn to do this…..if you would post a blog on this tequinche i would appricate it

-- wood takes time and effort... just like women

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#14 posted 1002 days ago

Nice!! I am thinking instead of drilling each hole like a square box you turned each one. and kept rotating the blank. Looks like a great bit of practice.

-- Chris, Washington The State!

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#15 posted 1002 days ago

Chris you are right about the technique. Making ball is the easy part. Then mark 12 points on the sphere. The distance between them 0.52xD where D is diameter of the sphere. And then I used router bits in the tailstock. I just add two more pictures to show making of the openings.

-- Live to Learn

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