Posts Tagged ‘ball’


Turning American Ninja Warrior Training Gear

May also be viewed via YouTube, Vimeo, or FaceBook. Best Right Here. My granddaughter watches American Ninja Warrior. She asked me to turn some training gear: 4 2.5″ balls, 2 3″ balls, 2 2″ pistons, and 2 truncated cones. Who can refuse a 7 year old granddaughter? I turned them from Titan cedar. The balls […]

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Woodturning My Grandson’s Wood Ball With Bell Inside

May also be viewed on YouTube – But best right here! After visiting my grandson I wanted to turn something appropriate for his age. However, he’s 18 months and probably too old for a typical baby rattle. He’s very active so I decided to make a ball. However, a wood ball can be quite heavy […]

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Woodturning One Scoop After Another

May also be viewed on YouTube. Recently, I saw Sören Berger turn a scoop. He made it look easy and indeed it is — after you’ve completed one. This cedar scoop combines elements of spindle turning, multi-axis turning, and bowl turning. It also includes turning a perfect sphere. A perfect sphere is no problem for […]

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N-Loop Perfect Celtic Knot Seeks Perfect Sphere

May also be viewed on YouTube. This journey thru Celtic knots has resulted in an easy and repeatable process that greatly simplifies preparation of the turning stock. In previous descriptions, the project wood had to be milled to exact dimensions: squares for four loops being the easiest, triangles for three loop, pentagons for five loops. […]

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Turn A Large Hollow Wood Sphere Or Ball With No Fear

To dispel my ball turning phobia forever, I decided to do a large, hollow ball. What’s different? Well, on a large ball, any irregular surface is more apparent. Even more is that I’m having to turn blind. I cannot check wall thickness as I work the wood — I have to rely on measurement taken […]

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Simple Wood Faceplates For Perfect Balls Or Spheres

In my last video I turned a couple of wood balls to overcome a long running phobia – a concern that I could ever turn a perfect wood sphere. But I did it. One requirement was to have a process that I described in that video. However, part of the process required a set of […]

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Turn A Perfect Wood Sphere Or Ball – No Expensive Jig

One project during a week long woodturning class a few years ago was a wood ball using a jamb chuck. I failed miserably to get the ball smooth. It ended up very rough and out of round. With this failure, I feared being able to make a good ball. Since then, I’ve looked for a […]

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