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I was told a sphere was the hardest project to turn on a lathe. The test after turning was to roll the turned piece and see how straight and true it went. The sphere traveled about 15’ before slowly veering into the hallway wall. Afterwards I drilled the holes after creating a fixture.

-- Wuddoc





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GaryK

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#1 posted 2312 days ago

That is one pretty cool pencil holder!

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

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Grumpy

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#2 posted 2312 days ago

Nice bit of turning Wuddoc. were those insert rings around the pencil holes easy to get?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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rikkor

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#3 posted 2312 days ago

Nice turning project. It would take measuring instruments to tell that was not a sphere.

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wuddoc

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#4 posted 2312 days ago

Thanks all for the comments.

I found the inserts in a decorative cork block. The turning base came from something I found at a roadside flea market.

-- Wuddoc

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Bradford

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#5 posted 2312 days ago

Nice little desk tool. “It’s a sphere”

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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brianinpa

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#6 posted 2312 days ago

Very very nice!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 2312 days ago

This is a wonderful project. You just can’t resist a challenge can you? :) As a non-turner I can honestly say that posts like this make me want to blow my tool budget and get a lathe for the shop. But then if I did that when would I find the time to look at projects as gorgeous as this.

Thanks for both the post and the inspiration.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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trifern

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#8 posted 2193 days ago

Very nice turning.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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