I have wanted to make a large sphere from a single section through a log so that the grain is continuous all the way around the sphere. About two years ago, I turned two bowl blanks from opposite sides of the same cherry log. They are now dry and ready to be finished. I needed a little more dimension between the two halves so that they would form a sphere. I made a segmented piece to fit between the two bowl halves. Using the CNC, I cut into the rim of the two bowls and into the new segmented space section, forming a geometric wavy pattern for the segmented section. I wood turned the insert and the two halves into a sphere on the lathe.
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wood turning tools: http://carterandsontoolworks.com/
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