Hybrid Globe Anniversary Gift

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Project by Darryl Jones posted 06-25-2018 08:15 PM 1662 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 2nd hybrid sphere, my wife loves these things and I thought that she always said that they remind her of a planet. so I thought I would make her one in the style of a globe for our 22nd wedding anniversary. The inscription reads “You mean the world to me”. The wood in the sphere is camphor burl with blue tinted alumilite resin, the pins and cups that hold the sphere are made of ebony, and the rest of the base and arc is maple. there was another version (pic #4) where the arc and base were made of figured maple and a little thinner and shorter with a smaller base. This version broke twice and since I needed to remake it, I took a long look and made some on the fly changes. 1. the base was too small, 2. the figured wood in the arc and base takes away from the sphere, and 3. the base piece was a little short. All of these observations were corrected in the final piece which I am pleased with (my wife is also very pleased). Feel free to leave a comment, I would love to get your opinions on this piece. I also posted a video on YouTube if you would like to see how it’s made at

-- Dread Knot Wood Shop

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#1 posted 06-25-2018 09:53 PM

Beautiful work. I love the depth of the blue that you achieved! Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 06-25-2018 11:13 PM

Wow, thats gorgeous. Beautiful piece of art work. You did a spectacular job with your design and turning. What a challenge, and all the obstacles you had to over come. I would have loved watching you create your hybrid sphere on video. You are a true artist. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#3 posted 06-26-2018 01:03 AM

+Joe there is a video at

-- Dread Knot Wood Shop

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#4 posted 06-26-2018 02:27 AM

The video making the Hybrid Sphere is fascinating. You really should check it out. Lots of talent on display there.
Thanks for inspiring.

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#5 posted 06-26-2018 05:13 AM

Nice job Darryl. Congrats on your top 3 award

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 06-26-2018 10:20 AM

Fantastic creation, very beautiful, a whole lot of craftsmanship on display with this, outstanding seems to be an understatement.
The effort & thought put into making this along with the sentiment you inscribed should make this a cherished gift for a lifetime, well done.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#7 posted 06-26-2018 01:05 PM

This is a wonderful gift that is very creative and nicely done. It’s a real eye catcher and shows a lot of nice craftsmanship.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 06-27-2018 12:30 AM

Very Nice & Well Done Darryl!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#9 posted 06-27-2018 01:31 AM

Great video of the process. End result is beautiful!



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#10 posted 06-27-2018 03:57 AM

What a cool gift! Darryl that is so thoughtful and well done, I know you got some points from the wife for that one.

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#11 posted 06-27-2018 05:16 AM

Realy great stuff and complex built. I like colours!

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#12 posted 09-12-2018 01:44 PM

WOW very kewl, and what a great idea

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