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  1. gerehchini sphere

    all of sticks are joined with mortise and tenon joint
  2. Tai-Chi Ball...

    I saw a company selling these online for like $80 bucks and thought, hey, I can make that! Not really… Turns out turning a sphere is hard enough on a good lathe, I have a crappy old craftsman tube lath with no chucks or anything. I ended up finishing it with spoke shaves, looks cool but by no...
  3. Mulberry sphere - Esfera de mora

    A simple sphere in Mulberry wood (Chlorophora tinctoria). Finish with beeswax. Just for woodturning fun. Is a simple proyect but very gratifying. Una simple esfera en madera de Mora amarilla (Chlorophora tinctoria). Termianda con cera de abejas. Sólo para divertirme en el torno. Es un proyecto...
  4. Hybrid Globe Anniversary Gift

    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...
  5. Maple Burl Hybrid Cast Sphere

    This sphere is turned from a small piece of big leaf maple burl that has been cast in alumilite resin, to make use of what would otherwise be a piece of wood too small to be useful. This is my first attempt at a sphere, and as such there are a few missteps or opportunities in it. First, I used...
  6. "Blue Tide" (Hybrid Sphere)

    Hybrid sphere made from epoxy resin & maple burl.
  7. "Neptune" (Hybrid Sphere)

    Hybrid sphere and stand made from stabilized maple burl.
  8. "Uncharted" (Hybrid Sphere)

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

    This is a solid sphere of Mulberry weighing a tad over 18 ounces and measuring around 4" across the middle. As far as I can tell it's pretty much a perfect sphere - at least to the naked eye. The cool thing is that I did this without a lathe - only my router table and a very simple jig!!! I...
  10. Luban Ball Puzzle

    Boy and Girls, The arm is getting a tad more usable… contrary to what's nestled behind my eyes… I can continue my puzzling resurgence after being subliminally coerced by NHdude's post. Some people make boxes, other's make chopping boards, a few make pens (guilty me) and the twisted ones turn...
  11. Orbsession

    I decided to try turning a couple of spheres and got a little obsessed with trying different woods and epoxy inlays. 1) Bois d'arc (osage orange) with brass powder inlay 2) Spalted sugarberry (aka southern hackberry) 3) Spalted red oak. It has a big black hole through the middle 4) Bradford...
  12. Desk

    This is a desk I am building for my wife. It is solid cherry with two drawers and measures 70" long 20" deep and 33" tall. You can see the top on my workbench as i am trying to joint them. The legs are a little tricky to do. They start off 2" on the top then taper down to 3/4 of an inch...
  13. Baseball Ornament

    Here is a baseball ornament I made for my middle son. I turned this from silver maple, burned in the stitches, then finished it with a few coats of shellac. The ornament is about 2.5" in diameter. I found out with this project that turning a sphere isn't easy!
  14. Wooden Turned Spheres

    These spheres were turned between centers using wooden cups in the head and tail stocks. They are maple, cherry, and pine and range in size from 1 1/4" to 3" in diameter. I dyed a couple (using KEDA Dyes) ... all were finished with Danish Oil (3 coats) and buffed and waxed using the Beall...
  15. Multiaxial Pedestal

    This piece was inspired by a turning by Robert Nelson. The pedestal is 8 1/4" tall, with a 2 1/4" base. The 'waist' is 7/8" across, and the top is 1 1/2" across. The sphere is dyed maple and measures 2 1/2" in diameter. Finish is 3 coats of Danish Oil, then buffed and waxed with the Beall...
  16. Spherical Segmented Bowl

    Hello everyone! This is my first post on LumberJocks. I made this bowl with a technique I developed and call, "spherical segmentation". It is quite a bit different than traditional segmenting and is not made up of stacked rings of segments. The segments are assembled into segment assemblies...
  17. Koko Chameleon 3" sphere

    Here is another character I just finished. It's carved from a 3" pine sphere. I am trying to get as much character as possible even if it means contorting the body into a position it could not actually attain. I wanted to have the eyes pointing in opposite directions as a real chamaleon can do...
  18. The sphere

    I was told a sphere was the hardest project to turn on a lathe. The test after turning was to roll the turned piece and see how straight and true it went. The sphere traveled about 15' before slowly veering into the hallway wall. Afterwards I drilled the holes after creating a fixture.
  19. Wood & Lumber
    Hey folks, My mom owns a high end antique shop. She bought these at "market" in Atlanta a coupla weeks ago. They're both heavy as all get out. The one in log form is hard as a rock, in fact it really feels like a rock. I don't know if it is petrified or what. She didn't get any info on...
  20. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    The Afghan Quarterback The coach had put together the perfect team for the Chicago Bears. The only thing that was missing was a good quarterback. He had scouted all the colleges and even the Canadian and European Leagues, but he couldn't find a ringer who could ensure a Super Bowl win. Then...
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