Since then, I’ve looked for a jig or a process to turn a perfect ball or sphere. I doubted I could do it myself. Clean Up Time For Your Lathe’s Morse Taper. Orlando’s Rob Hoppe provides a set of step-by-steps that will help you create wooden spheres. With this technique you only have to reposition the wood once. In this tutorial, Fred Holder, shows us how he uses a wood turned sphere and turns the inside into multiple layers with 4 exterior holes. The result of this project is usually called a Chinese Ball.
My first shot at turning a Sphere on the Lathe was time consuming but it all turned out well in the end, just a matter of checking and rechecking everything and doing it often!! I spent a lot of time drawing everything out before putting tool to wood, I hope this all helps. Tools needed: Wood Lathe (multi-speed helps and at least a 5 radius bed. To turn a sphere mount a turning square of wood between centers on the lathe. A wood turning lathe has a wide range of uses in any garage shop.
The wooden sphere turning jig and the cup chucks in situ. When you turn the lathe on with the stubs still attached to the sphere, you see them almost as if the stubs were part of the sphere all around. Turn the wood into a cylinder of 5 in diameter or less. 3. Using a pencil, first mark the line on the cylinder at the location that you want the center of your sphere. Freehand turning of a near perfect wooden sphere without flat spots or bumps is a wonderful challenge for a turner. Figure 6: A GHOST BALL’ is revealed when you turn on the lathe.
Turning Wood Spheres
I wanted to make a wood ball, but I didn’t have a lathe or a fancy router jig. I decided I would carve one then sand it a lot to get the final shape. This is my first instructable so bear with me. Wood lathe with a faceplate (A metal lathe would work very well, but be careful turning wood on a metal lathe, because if you leave saw dust on the lathe it could rust) Lathe tools Drill bit assortment Wood Chisel (Or utility knife) Caliper Materials: 2 5. Most wood turning is performed on material mounted in a single plane; the wood is placed between centers or held in a chuck. Another quality of great value is persistence – it’s easy to get frustrated when a ball explodes on the lathe for no obvious reason. Wood Turning, Images Woodturning, Woodturning Ball, Tools Turning, Homemade Woodturning, Lathe Tools, Tools Lathe, Ball Turning, Woodturning Tools. Free Shipping. Eagle Rock lathe ball radius turning toolholders with a 9/16 x 1 1/4 shank and a 5/16 toolbit slot. had offered a number of wood-turning lathes, it was not until 1933 that the range was rationalised around two labels: Companion the for cheaper models and Craftsman for more expensive types. Mid 1950s Craftsman Ball-bearing spindle wood-turning lathe with the optional bed-extension piece in place.
Sphere Turning Jig
If I understand you correctly you would like a video of a cube turning in to a ball in the box? I’ll give it a shot. I don’t know why, I have zero need for a wooden ball.but come on, it’s awesome!. First the icicle is turned for the ball and icicle Christmas ornament and for that a blank is selected and the waste wood cut away to form an additional set of blanks for small turnings. How to Turn a bottle stopper on a wood lathe This video shows a demonstration of a wooden bottle stopper being turned on a wood lathe. How to Create a wooden sphere from piece of sweet gum tree This video outlines the process used to turn a chunk of wood, specifically sweet gum, otherwise known as Liquidambar styraciflua, American sweetgum, redgum, liquidambar, or simply liquid amber.