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    ball in box howdedodat?

    The president of our woodturning club is a very clever guy and good turner. He is former rocket engineer and has unique visual abilities that translate into work that comes off his lathe.
    This item was at our last show and tell. I haven't a clue how he did it. Many of us examined the box closely, there are no glued up bandsaw joints anywhere. He turned it all. The ball is as perfectly round as the eye can detect. Unfortunately, he did not do a series of in progress pictures.
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    Frank,

    Maybe using one of these:

    http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/st...all_tools?Args=
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    Maybe one of these????
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    I have seen how this is done on the web but cant remember if it was a youtube thing or just a woodworking site. Try to Google it Frank. It was real cool how it was done.
    Last edited by Jay Caughron; 02-22-2010 at 07:20 PM. Reason: To help Don to understand..........LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Caughron View Post
    Try to Google Frank.
    Tryed googling Frank and didn't get anythiing about ball in a box. All I got 241,000,000 hits on Frank....
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    Some peoples kids
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald View Post
    Interesting. But those don't look like they would help turning the ball inside the box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    Maybe one of these????
    No. That's MY style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    Tryed googling Frank and didn't get anythiing about ball in a box. All I got 241,000,000 hits on Frank....
    I felt everyone.
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    I too have seen how to do this once, but can't remember where it was to tell you how to do it. If I remember correctly, it is a series of drilling with the correct bits. Will look at one of my puzzle books tonight and see if I can find it. It is cool and the finished ball inside the box is a lot of work if sanded and finished.
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