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post #1 of 11 Old 01-11-2020, 04:36 AM Thread Starter
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Ball series

Today I show you the making of a small ball series of yew-, apple- and an unknown wood from Tyrol. I turned the pieces of wood first to a cylinder and then roughly into
the contours of a ball by hand, then I turned the ball shape with the ball turning device. I sawed off the cones and clamped the ball again into the ball turning
device and sanded it up to grain 500. Finally I treated the balls with linseed oil.



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Thanks for the nice video. I really like the yew wood for turning. I wish we had it here in the states. Yew is so pretty.

Don in Murfreesboro, TN.
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Thanks for sharing with us, Roger. I especially appreciate the opportunity to see the subtle details, like how you mark and mount your work, how you part and hand cut the ends, and that special ball-turning tool. Turning perfect balls isn't the easiest thing to do, and you make it look easy.
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post #4 of 11 Old 01-11-2020, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your coments

i love yew wood but is rar and expensive, but sometimes im lukky to get few pices:-)



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Did you make the rounding tool yourself?
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post #6 of 11 Old 01-13-2020, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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nope it was made by a friend

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Ball sizing tool

Is there a commercially made one?? Or will your friend make another one?
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Did he make that really nice tool you use for hollowing out the inside of your projects? That is really well built and designed as well. I’m impressed by what you can do with it.
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Found one, or two

There is a commercially made ‘ball tool’,,, I think it’s called a ‘Carter Perfect Sphere’...$360., then found a video for a guy that made one out of plywood,, some nuts and bolts,,, and an old chisel....probably less than ten bucks, and about half hour time.. works great,,,, made one myself, going to make another with improvements.....like screw feed.
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hi all sorry for late answering

yes he do make this tools comercial but i dount think that he ship over the ocean

but i f you like il can ask him

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Yes, please ask. I am interested in buying one too.

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