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Forum topic by Jack Lewis posted 11-16-2019 02:05 PM 322 views 2 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jack Lewis

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11-16-2019 02:05 PM

Where can I find the layout for a sphere from a cylinder wirhout all the high powered math
? I have seen it explained but cannot find it. TX

-- "PLUMBER'S BUTT! Get over it, everybody has one"

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#1 posted 11-16-2019 02:08 PM

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#2 posted 11-16-2019 03:19 PM

Would this help?

- gwilki

Exactly what I was searching for. Thanks a lot.

-- "PLUMBER'S BUTT! Get over it, everybody has one"

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#3 posted 11-16-2019 09:40 PM

This is exactly what I was looking for to finish a project I’m working on. What a coincidence it would show up when I needed it. Thank you gwilki.

-- Mike, Massachusetts

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#4 posted 11-17-2019 04:43 PM

Learned something new today with introduction to Sphere template. So downloaded and printed off my template and will stiffen it up as recommended before use. Thanks for posting the link to it!

Only math have ever used is diameter & length done with ruler & calipers as seen in numerous articles & videos. Always leave enough waste allowance on each end to cut off or turn off when sphere completed.

Have seen this method described by other demonstrators, making different xmas ornaments.

Biggest hurdle to overcome turning spheres regardless of size is uniformity! Old exercise of turning a row of beads or spheres as demonstrated by Raffan and other turners offers a great challenge whether they come out with uniformity!

This one of my first attempts at a sphere, ended up a dog toy cannot tell you how many times changed th line but all but few of my puppies love it!
Next came ornaments of all kinds.

-- Bill

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#5 posted 11-18-2019 03:47 PM

Daniel Vilarino goes through two or three methods for turning spheres.

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

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