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This was my 1st attempt at hand carving. A captured ball out of one piece of wood I made another larger one with 3 or 4 balls that my sister grabed.

-- Daba

This brings back memories. I did one, YEARS, ago and it’s been in my mother in law’s glass top table for decades. Fun, aren’t they? Thanks for sharing!

-- Keith "Shin" Schindler

Never saw that before. Cool

-- Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

Good first try – ain’t it amazing how little fun things like this are quickly grabbed up when available? Fun to do, but rounding the ball can be tedious. I’ve made some that look more like a little trapped shuttle than a ball and I worked with one until it fell out of the cage – I still didn’t get it as round as I wanted it when I had it out in the open. Note that the whole piece burned very nicely in the fireplace.

It looks like a tough challange.

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker


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