bamboo ball

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Project by pbtwoodworks posted 03-25-2013 08:37 AM 979 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This ball is made of quarter inch thick three ply bamboo plywood. Joints are splined and glued together.initial cutting of the pentagon and hexagon shapes were done with a CNC machine for convenience while the rest such as the bevelcutcuts and spline slots were done on a table saw.

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#1 posted 03-25-2013 10:40 AM

Very interesting. Not an easy task.

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#2 posted 03-25-2013 08:50 PM

Challenging project I’m sure….well done

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#3 posted 03-29-2013 03:26 AM

Very cool build !!

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#4 posted 03-29-2013 04:12 AM

Mighty fine work there, me likey.

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#5 posted 03-29-2013 05:09 AM

Very cool

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#6 posted 03-29-2013 07:36 PM

Sides on the hexagons and pentagons are 50mm.the bevel on the hexagons are at 20.9 degrees. for the pentagon its 16.5 degrees

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#7 posted 04-02-2013 02:02 AM

Wow, that blows my mind. Mind blown…

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