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"Uncharted" (Hybrid Sphere)

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Project by TravisNW posted 03-28-2020 12:35 AM 596 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Glow-in-the-dark hybrid sphere made from maple burl.





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pottz

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#1 posted 03-28-2020 01:55 AM

pretty cool,did you also make the sphere? is so can you give us info on it.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 03-28-2020 02:14 AM

I did indeed make the sphere. What would you like to know about it?

Most of the hybrid castings and turnings I’ve done have been a consequence of one fateful day a couple of years ago when one of my coworkers showed me a video by Heath Knuckles and challenged me to make one of these spheres. That sent me down a hybrid turning path that I can’t seem to find an exit for… I’ll put his YT channel below, he does some amazing work.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7ymj9d5HO-sLh2AnyILAiQ

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#3 posted 03-28-2020 02:18 AM

So is there a light in the base or did you add a phosphorescent substance to the resin?

Really cool.

-- Leafherder

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TravisNW

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#4 posted 03-28-2020 02:25 AM

Thanks for looking. Prior to casting I mixed a little glow-in-the-dark pigment powder and pearl-ex pigment into heavily diluted shellac and brushed it on the live-edge portion of the burl.

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#5 posted 03-28-2020 02:55 AM

Travis, I’m really impressed with your spheres, they are outstanding!!!!! That is the one project I want to try in the next few months. They won’t be hybrid though, that will be another day.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#6 posted 03-31-2020 06:16 AM



Travis, I m really impressed with your spheres, they are outstanding!!!!! That is the one project I want to try in the next few months. They won t be hybrid though, that will be another day.

- John

I say go for it John, it’s a lot of fun. I can share some tips and tricks when you’re ready!

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