Five layer ball

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Blog series by Yuri updated 02-26-2012 06:45 PM 3 parts 21112 reads 6 comments total

Part 1: Making ball and first holes

02-26-2012 05:35 AM by Yuri | 3 comments »

Here is three part blog on making five layer two inch diameter ball. Actually, one ball with 4 dodecahedrons inside (ball made from maple). Start with the thorough calculation and drawing. Marking twelve centers on the ball can be found on my first blog 2×2x3 bubinga wood Cut to size Shaped and polished I end up using only firs and third tool bits Miniature lathe setup About to make a first cut Made two layers All four layers on the second hole. Arrow is pointe...

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Part 2: Next six holes

02-26-2012 05:02 PM by Yuri | 1 comment »

Four of those pegs to be made to hold dodecahedrons inside the sphere One is crewed in to the insert for proper centering the ball If all is well the center will be in the CENTER place Like so, all holes can be made. .And now getting to the last hole. Dodecahedrons inside have to be locked.The fit has to be as tide as possible. Paraffin or candle wax used to secure internal structure There pins/pegs on the front and one will hold the back .Next is the series of the last hole pi...

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Part 3: Polishing and stand

02-26-2012 06:45 PM by Yuri | 2 comments »

Another use of the bleached jeans: wax and polish. Time to ask my wife for good sawing needle. After sawing about 25 small peaces of cotton and bleeding fingers Making a proper shape Fits ok Four inserts to hold peaces in place (red arrows). Blue arrows are pointed on the problematic spots. Scrap wood goes back to make a standI will be glueing peaces together Yes, its glued Not a perfect fit (ok for stand i guess) A few more peaces left. Gluing six together. Plug made...

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