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Nolan's Ball

comments (2) July 29th, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

Joe Scannell Joe Scannell, member
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I started with the hardest layer.
A trip to the shooting board ensures tight joints.
Turned from faceplate, with cup tailstock support. Then parted off of faceplate, and turned between faceplate cup and tailstock cup.

My niece's son recently had his first birthday, and I wanted to make him a toy. He derived his name from Nolan Ryan of baseball fame, so I decided, why not a BALL. This was my first ball, and first segmented lathe work. I learned a lot, and need to learn a lot more. The woods are maple (lettering), madrone, acacia (local yard tree), and bubinga. Finish is shellac.

Design or Plan used: My Own Design - Joe Scannell

posted in: Reader's Gallery, maple, woodturning, shellac, lathe, Toy, madrone, bubinga, SEGMENTED, Acacia, ball

Comments (2)

mokusakusensei mokusakusensei writes: Nice job on the ball. I am interested in the lathe. Is it your own design? If so, could you part with some details as to how it was conceived and constructed? Thanks
Posted: 5:47 pm on August 25th

Robert_Whelan Robert_Whelan writes: As my students say at school. "That looks sick!" Which of course means very cool.
Posted: 8:39 am on July 30th

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