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Randy Rhine
06-20-2007, 1:20 PM
In the process of doing segmented work, I seem to generate a fair amount of scrap, which I hate to just throw away. So..I just started gluing the pieces together into cubes...and then turn some spheres. Here's the result...about 3" dia.

randy

Patrick Taylor
06-20-2007, 1:24 PM
Awesome! What a great use for scrap. I bet those sell great at craft shows as desk ornaments.

Mike Vickery
06-20-2007, 1:41 PM
Nice idea, I like them.

Benjamin Dahl
06-20-2007, 1:41 PM
Randy, very cool. how do you mount them? Am I correct to assume they are solid?
Ben

Bill Wyko
06-20-2007, 1:42 PM
That's pretty cool. Have you thought of doing one of those Chinese balls? One inside another.

Tom Sherman
06-20-2007, 2:04 PM
Cool idea Randy lookin good.

Nancy Laird
06-20-2007, 2:14 PM
How very neat, Randy. I'd love to see some action shots of you making those.

Nancy

Paul Heely
06-20-2007, 2:51 PM
Nice job. I especially like the one in the middle.

How do you hold these for turning?

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Paul

Randy Rhine
06-20-2007, 2:52 PM
Thanks for the comments. They are solid but the center is a 1.5" cube of MDF. The sides are then glued on to get a 3" cube. A couple of pieces of scrap are glued to the ends, then the ball is turned between centers. Then cup chucks are used to hold it while finishing off the ends and sandiing.

rr

Jim Becker
06-20-2007, 3:07 PM
Those are kewel!!! A great idea, too, for using up those odds and ends that you just don't want to waste. Nice!

Bernie Weishapl
06-20-2007, 4:14 PM
Very cool Randy. What a way to use the scraps. i was going to ask the same question about if you had thought about the Chinese ball?

Randy Rhine
06-20-2007, 4:27 PM
Well...have never made a chinese ball...with sphere's within sphere's, but a few years ago I did quite a few captive spheres...object's within spheres, which are similar. Here a pic of a few...

rr


Very cool Randy. What a way to use the scraps. i was going to ask the same question about if you had thought about the Chinese ball?

Jerry Pittman
06-20-2007, 7:15 PM
Those are verrrrrrry cool. Are those pieces scraps or are they simply wood that hasn't decided what it's going to be yet? :)
Jerry

John Revilla
06-21-2007, 10:49 AM
Wow! I wish I'll develop even 5% of your talent. These are great creations. Thanks for sharing. godspeed.