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Forum topic by PhillipRCW posted 12-31-2014 10:06 PM 719 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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PhillipRCW

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12-31-2014 10:06 PM

Does anyone know where I can find a wood ball larger than 5” Ideally need a 6-7” ball for a lamp project I am doing, but I can’t find any larger than a 5” without doing a large custom order.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 12-31-2014 11:11 PM

How big are croquet balls?

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#2 posted 12-31-2014 11:23 PM

what material do you want?

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#3 posted 12-31-2014 11:24 PM

Kind of hard to do a ball lamp project without actually having the ball!!! Don’t know where you can get any, but it reminded me of this video where a guy made a large laminated wood ball (in this case, a bowling ball) on his table saw..

Video: Large wood ball on table saw

Cheers,
Brad

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#4 posted 12-31-2014 11:26 PM

Izzy Swan’s got yer balls right here.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#5 posted 01-01-2015 12:44 AM

It can be made out of any decent wood. Just getting painted.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#6 posted 01-01-2015 12:50 AM

That izzy swan jig is awesome.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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PhillipRCW

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#7 posted 01-05-2015 02:24 PM

http://customturnings.com/wooden-balls-and-dowels/large-wooden-balls-3.5-12.html

Found this website in case anyone else needs it. They have poplar and red oak available in a large variety of sizes.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#8 posted 01-05-2015 02:56 PM

A Botcheball, I talian bowling, or lawnbowling ball might work,

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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