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for Carl - There are much faster and more accurate techniques to perform this task - study the methods used by a sand foundry patternmaker. Wood patterns are made to a total tolerance of 1/64th inch. Templates should be 1/4 in. thick, put the chalk on the template, not the wood, or use a wax pattern crayon. The use of the cup chucks is correct. Never sand to size, only scrape. I understand that "perfect" is a relative term, maybe you should use tolerance dimensions instead. If you are intending to use a lathe for precision work, study patternmaking.
Melanie, well I guess you schooled me.... Are you a woodturner? A woodworker? I checked out your channel and I see no videos of your own but lots of playlists. You are correct that "wood patterns" are and must be made to tolerances to match the item to be cast in sand. But working with wood-as the final product- is an inaccurate process. It may be 100% accurate within certain tolerances today, but with moisture and wood movement, those tolerances will change tomorrow. Thanks for your advice and comments. I look forward to you, publishing your own videos to show how things should be done. Sam
Chunk them out of Trebuchet.
If your lathe indexes, make another one with ribs, and it will produce a really cool magnus flight.
Send me one and I'll fling it 200 mph.@WYOMINGWOODTURNER
Boy, that would hurt
Spears are pointy not round.
Today's topic... The spear 😬
You can buy expensive jigs to help with much of this project, but if you can master this technique it is a step on the way to becoming a real wood Turner.
Right on. Yesterday our club turned spheres---always fun Sam
'No beginning and no end'... to infinity and beyond...great vid fella!
The project demonstrates great innovative skills for turning. Thanks
you have a fan base out here at our school.... #wyomingwoodturner
Thanks, very cool. I worked in schools for 40 years.....The last 18 at our local middle school. Sam
this guy was my guidance counselor in middle school. really good guy.
Ben, thanks for watching the video. It's nice to hear from you. And thanks for the nice comment later Sam
Vert precise sphere method
Thank you, I learned a lot
Another great video, as always.
Thanks for this. Good tips
11:10 the technique makes sense, but I doubt that the object will not end up off-center when it's positioned in the cups. Ideally a sphere should be done without un-mounting and re-mounting the piece
How do you make the tail live center with the wood jig? Thanks
Look at 11 minutes and 13 seconds into the video. My live center has threads on the end of it that will accept various accessories that came with it. You can buy a nut at the hardware store that has the same threads per inch etc that will screw onto it. My cup center, wooden jig has the nut glued into it and screwed onto the live center. Oneway and powermatic live centers have this feature. Sam
Skittles, Croquette, lots of uses, very skilled machining work
thumbnail looks like you are holding a baby.
You made a sphere. And anyone who can accomplish this by what ever means has accomplished something. I think the dreaded skew would have been a perfect tool to this project. Nice work and accomplishment all the same. Thanks for your approach to the sphere.
is he a pedo?
Great video, but actually, you paraphrased Winston Churchill, not FDR
“Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”: FDR’s First Inaugural Address 1932 historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5057 I would venture to add that little is original- Churchill was in his 50's in 1932 when FDR made this speech. I am not sure what Winston was doing then and if he said those words. I could not find it.....interesting question. Thanks. Sam
glad I watched till the end for the Franklin quote
Very good work
What's the chalk for?
The chalk shows where the high and low spots are on the surface of the wood. I can then turn down the high points to the level of the low spots. This is low tech but works very well. Sam
I’m glad I waited until the end for that amazing Roosevelt pun!!! Also, great information as always Sam! Thank you.
It´s such satisfying to watch this.... Thanks!
Awesome video. Thank you.
And now you can make your own bocce balls.
Or... you could do it the easy way like this guy... ru-clip.com/video/PtIjFg_XarU/video.html
Interesting....but I think I will pass. Sam
We have nothing to sphere except sphere itself.
Sounds like Raymond from everybody loves raymond
I don’t understand the Kermit the frog either! But either way man your sphere is awesome
No worries. I actually do a very good Ray Romano impersonation....How about Manny from ice age. I also get Kermit the frog---but I don't see that one. All good fun. Thanks Sam
WYOMINGWOODTURNER nothin against you mate and your woodworking is exquisite!
Yes I get that a lot.....Sam
Love the wyomingwoodturner, very clear and precise instruction. From a greatfull Brit
AlanThanks very much for watching.Cheers, Sam
Lol nice ending
01.15 AM, Sydney australia for me
I live in Wyoming
Someone might ask 'why' make a wooden sphere or bearing... did you know that one of the hardest, most dense wood called "Lignum Vitae" was used to make WOODEN SHAFTS GUIDES and BALL BEARINGS for the first nuclear submarine (USS Nautilus) and other marine/maritime use? It was (and possibly, still?) used for propeller shaft bearings have been used in conventional ships, and for moving shaft parts hydroelectric plants. Resistant to both fresh and saline waters, and its natural oils provide a natural lubricant for the component...
And....Lignum was also used for block and tackle on the old Tall sailing ships.Yep, great wood and really very pretty. Sam
Turning a wooden sphere, the hardest and much complicated possible way.
the FDR quote = subscribed
oh and good use for those spheres are wood bearings
i have to point out that theres no need to take multiple diameter measurements, if its a true sphere then the diameter is the same no matter the direction.
Good point.....however my spheres are seldom round, haha.Yes I must agree I did one or two things in this video which were unnecessary.
in the video near the beginning he took multiple diameter measurements as if he were working on an elipse, a true sphere only has only 1 diameter dimension.
Nothing to sphere but sphere itself
The cross-grain circumference of the sphere midway between the centers is accurately referred to as the equator. FYI
I have made a good few of these over the years using not dissimilar techniques but none have passed the acid test! For it to be a perfect sphere it has roll along a flat surface without any wayward movement. Have you made a good sphere or a perfect sphere? Just another 15 seconds need adding to the video to show the acid test:)
So nobody picked up on the pronunciation of sphere to spear? Nope just me.
keep up the good work Sam
Thank you Sam! I am about to have a go at this and SO appreciate your guidance. My grandson has requested a Wizard's Staff, this will be on the top. Wish me luck!
well.... practice makes perfect I guess. This is a lot harder than it looks!
Guess you haven't seen the holesaw guy.
Guess you haven't seen all my "sphere-mailing videos"Using the hole saw is the oldest trick for making a sphere. You really think I haven't seen it? I just can't put everything in every video.
Boo this man for that pun!Interesting vid.
It's been over 40 years since I've turned any walnut, but I can smell the sweet smell, just watching you. The mind is an amazing thing. I like your tool support. Great work. A true craftsman.
Nice comment, it is good to find appreciation for any artist's work.
The quote was from Winston Churchill
Franklin Roosevelt spoke this in his first inauguration speech. Falsely attributing quotes to Winston Churchill was once the national sport of England and remains a popular spectator sport...
When England was being bombed by the Germans
Jack Morgan Thanks. When did he say it? I do believe you. Sam. I know a lot of quotes are just stolen from somebody else.
Churchill original said we have nothing to fear but fear itself
Jack Morgan Churchill said ‘“nothing to sphere but sphere itself.” .? Seriously did Churchill say that first? Sam
Awesome - loved watching this video and have taken away some great tips. Thanks
:) хорошая работа!
Nice vidéo.. good explainations, good images. Tks à lot !!
Some handy tips here. Thanks for sharing...
Many years ago I visited a museum in a fruit growing and wine producing area named Franchhoek, South Africa and one of the displays had a number of ball shaped wooden spheres and the curator told me that they were used to make depressions in woodwool during the off season so that the ripe fruit could be packed during the harvest. Modern packaging methods have of course gotten rid of the craftsmen who must have turned thousands of these moulds.
Thanks, an amazing story from the past. Back in the day, they got things done and usually better than how we do it now.Sam
That would be so cool a pyramid. That looks like cannonballs. I'm a wooden Cannon. to go with it. Wouldn't that be something every patriotic American would want display in the den in their house. Or in a Civil War Museum.
Back in the day, how do some of these butheads (asking why would you do that) they think they had crochet balls made. Makes them sorta dumb huh! Beautiful work. i love them. Thanks for sharing.
That’s really cool
Ending with a dad joke. Nice! Great job. Gonna go make my own.
Pope Boniface VIII was looking for a new artist to work on the frescoes in St. Peter’s Basilica, so he sent a courtier out into the country to interview artists and collect samples of their work that he could judge. The courtier approached the painter Giotto and asked for a drawing to demonstrate his skill. Instead of a study of angels and saints, which the courtier expected, Giotto took a brush loaded with red paint and drew a perfect circle. The courtier was furious, thinking he had been made a fool of; nonetheless, he took the drawing back to Boniface. The Pope understood the significance of the red circle, and Giotto got the job.
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oh how much easier things have become. Have you every heard of the Perfect Sphere? Made by Carter Products in Grand Rapids Michigan. Check them out
I'm from Wyoming too!
Where? Stop by for a tour if you are ever passing through.Sam
une sphère sans sphèreuse .....MERCIIIIIIIIIIIII
Thank you very much Sam
The thumb nail looked like a baby's head being cradled
15:07 best dad joke ever
CodyI add to go back and check that one out. Yep that is a classic that never gets old. It doesn't really get funnier it just doesn't get old. sam
Wooooooowwwwwwww...... he made a wooden ball. My life is now complete
"Nothing to sphere, but sphere itself" .... Oh good grief!That being said... good job!:D
Fuck you old man