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Myles Standridge

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04-12-2021 02:04 AM

I’m making a project that calls for two each of 1 1/2 and two inch balls, I’m making it out of cherry and really don’t want to stain them?
Can I get them online somewhere?

TIA Myles


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Loren

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#1 posted 04-12-2021 02:13 AM

You might be able to find a turner on Etsy to do them for you.

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#2 posted 04-12-2021 02:22 AM

as a new turner i dont have the skill to do balls or id solve your problem.you’ll find someone that does though.

-- 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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#3 posted 04-12-2021 03:46 AM

I bought some at my local hardwood store, they were in a section that had various pieces like balls and finials etc. Bags of 2 or 3. I can’t remember the brand but they did have a few different species. I will probably go there in the next couple days and will look and see the brand.

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#4 posted 04-12-2021 08:48 AM

I needed some 2” round balls made from Walnut. Folks are Osborne Wood Products were able to customize their 2in maple ball in many domestic species. Give them a call.

California Dowel and Maine Wood Concepts also custom make balls in various hardwoods.

Best Luck.

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Myles Standridge

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#5 posted 04-12-2021 02:38 PM

Many thanks, I was just about resigned to trying to stain which with a ball you get all grain types and it never turns out like real wood.

I’ll make a call today and see what can be done.

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#6 posted 04-12-2021 03:35 PM

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#7 posted 04-12-2021 03:53 PM



Do they have to be cherry? Can you color another wood? Rockler has ball but not cherry.

https://www.rockler.com/hardwood-balls-sold-each?country=US&sid=V91040&promo=shopping&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=PL&gclid=Cj0KCQjw38-DBhDpARIsADJ3kjkZRrAIVdjV5qoRlZE_71ugxdfCIl3OgsFb11HA2putmYsMJ8oFcVEaAhIuEALw_wcB

- AlaskaGuy

No but I hate staining and balls have edge grain and end grain and everything in between so to me they just look ugly with a stain.

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#8 posted 04-13-2021 02:00 AM

Found someone relatively close by to do the work for me.

Thanks to all who responded

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