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joe greiner
30th Jul 2011, 08:08 PM
Similar to a previous entry, except made from Noble Fir, and with a cutoff paintball tube for a vase liner. Also, seven of the concentric multi-axis decorative rings are centered on the knots, and four more added in blank spaces. Only the original ball surface is sanded; practically impossible in the turned rings.

4 5/8" (118mm) diameter, finished with satin polyurethane.

Cheers,
Joe

artme
30th Jul 2011, 08:24 PM
:thewave:

turnerted
31st Jul 2011, 06:14 PM
Looks great Joe.
I have enough trouble just turning a ball with no decorations.
Ted

joe greiner
31st Jul 2011, 11:07 PM
Looks great Joe.
I have enough trouble just turning a ball with no decorations.
Ted
Have a squint here, Ted: http://www.woodworkforums.com/f8/www-show-man-turning-balls-132998/

Click T&WWW Show from the link in that thread.

For Step 11, I simply measure the circumference, and mark two points at the ends and the middle - seems to be accurate enough.

If the cup centers are too wobbly, just use them for stationary workholding. A miniature belt sander makes quick work of the tenons. For this piece, the tenons were just cut off, because it sets in only one position.

Cheers,
Joe