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Forum topic by Randy Sharp posted 11-17-2009 09:36 PM 873 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Randy Sharp

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11-17-2009 09:36 PM

A couple of months ago, someone posted a nifty project regarding the use of a Forstner bit to produce a “ball in a box” from a single piece of wood. If I recall, the post also had links to a fellow (youtube) who creates several “remarkable” wooden puzzles.

I’ve looked and looked, but can’t find the post. Wish I had marked it on my favorites.

Can someone help me locate the post?

Thanks!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 11-17-2009 10:24 PM

I’m not ignoring you, Buddy….I can’t find it either. Maybe it was a joint hallucination. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 11-17-2009 10:25 PM

I’m here for the ride too, never seen it. but curious as hell now.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Randy Sharp

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#3 posted 11-17-2009 10:30 PM

I don’t even know the correct name of the project, or I’d google it. You forstner into six sides of a block of wood, until a loose center piece is left to tumble around.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#4 posted 11-17-2009 10:45 PM

I work with Sawdustonmyshoulders. He found it – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfV_APBk16Q. It’s called a “Cube in a cube.”

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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papadan

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#5 posted 11-18-2009 02:01 AM

If I may offer a suggestion, use 2 Forstner bits. Grind the starter tip off the second one. Start your holes as normal but stop at about 1/8” into the block. After starting all sides, change bits and finish all the holes. This will give a smooth inside block without the starter point marks in it.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#6 posted 11-18-2009 02:10 AM

Here’s one link I do know it it’s the one your looking for?

http://noolmusic.com/utube_live/making_a_wooden_ball_without_a_lathe.php

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 11-18-2009 02:28 AM

I think this is one of the projects you are looking for:

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/21236

-- James

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