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Project by diggerdelaney posted 999 days ago 1476 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made for a competition I took part in. The Ball is made of Ply The darker rings are Iroko and the rest is Beech to give an idea of scale the ball is 4” diameter and the ball is also self leveling.
The piece came third winning me a starter set of robert sorby turning chisels.

-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 999 days ago

Very nice. I like it. Great going on winning some tools in the competition, too….........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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peteg

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#2 posted 999 days ago

Congratulations Digger, nice job & well deserved prize piece :)
You will have something to remember thoes new tools by

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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OttoH

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#3 posted 999 days ago

Wow, that is a great looking piece! The layers on the plywood set the ball off nicely, and the self leveling rings are a great contrast.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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shipwright

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#4 posted 999 days ago

I like this Digger. I’m a sailor and have had a gimballed something-or-other on my back burner design list for some time. I may never get to it so I’m glad someone did.
Did you add weight to the bottom or is it just thicker to make it self level?
Congratulations on a sweet design, fine workmanship and of course your well deserved win.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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NormG

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#5 posted 998 days ago

Simply wonderful design. You did a wonderful job and it would be a great conversation piece

-- Norman

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 998 days ago

Another unique and great project. Congratulations.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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doncutlip

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#7 posted 998 days ago

Wow that’s creative and difficult to build I bet

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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diggerdelaney

258 posts in 2383 days


#8 posted 998 days ago

Thank you all not a difficult piece to make just time consuming as this was the first attempt at a ball and the making of jigs to do all the drilling and such.

The bottom of the ball is drilled from the inside and filled with lead shot and a thin piece of ply covers the inside to hide it. This helped with the correct balance.

-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/

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RichardH

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#9 posted 993 days ago

Clever project and agree with others on the nice layered ply rings.
Cheers, Richard

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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EyeOfTheJen

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#10 posted 969 days ago

That is awesome! Very Very nicely done and it should have take first if you ask me, what a design!

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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Leonard5

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#11 posted 654 days ago

Beautiful.

-- Leonard H.

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