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From solid cherry block this peace was made on the lathe without splitting or gluing. Tiny dodecahedron inside bigger one and inside the sphere…
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Oct 26, 2011
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#1 posted 10-27-2011 04:49 AM
-- 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 10-27-2011 04:53 AM
Now there is some careful turning with sharp tools!
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#3 posted 10-27-2011 04:54 AM
Excellent!. I thought only cubes can be done.
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#4 posted 10-27-2011 05:09 AM
Did you do the cube-in-cube then turn the outer cube?
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#5 posted 10-27-2011 05:21 AM
Whoa! Makes my head hurt trying to figure out how you did that….
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#6 posted 10-27-2011 06:02 AM
Amazing, kinda defy’s logic. Very good.
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#7 posted 10-27-2011 07:18 AM
Wow, No idea how you did this but its awesome. Way better than the geometry class I’m currently struggling in this semester. haha.
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#8 posted 10-27-2011 07:42 AM
That is just too cool. I wish I were that good with a lathe. Have you thought about posting a blog on this technique?
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#9 posted 10-27-2011 11:09 AM
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#10 posted 10-27-2011 11:57 AM
Just goes to show you…what can be done if a LJ puts his mind to it..
way cool .
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#11 posted 10-27-2011 03:11 PM
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 10-27-2011 03:34 PM
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 10-27-2011 04:45 PM
very good…. i have always wanted to learn to do this…..if you would post a blog on this tequinche i would appricate it
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#14 posted 10-27-2011 05:16 PM
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.
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#15 posted 10-27-2011 08:21 PM
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.
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