|Project by drbyte||posted 03-03-2014 07:25 PM||1078 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
After turning all these years I’ve just never needed a sphere. The other day a co-worker showed me a video and asked if I could do that! The gauntlet was down and I just had to try it! Now I see lots of uses for them. I actually needed one a while back but used a golf ball instead. Now I know. It is an incredibly tedious process (without a jig at least). It was a fun thing to try and learn. The two walnut balls are about 2.25 inches and the ash is about 1.75 inches. I used my burning wires on the ash just because. Made it kinda look like a globe. Sanded to 400 and finished with Danish oil. So smooth and everybody says they are pleasant to hold. Good exercise ball for arthritic hands maybe. My son now wants one the size of a basketball! I told him that would be a while in coming! Thanks for looking. Give it a try and you’ll learn a whole new lesson in frustration and a new respect for your lathe and tools!
-- Dennis, WV