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Ball Box This 'ball box' offers an excellent opportunity to develop and practice your hollow turning, as the body wall is the same thickness at all points.By adding a lid and finial it has been made into an attractive box.
The contrasting woods, as well as the delicate shape of the body and lid are very important to the look of this piece.I chose a piece of spalted maple for the body.It was light enough to highlight the shape yet rich with black streaks to set off the piece.
For the lid I chose African blackwood and holly, which provide a striking contrast.Roughing out CylinderFirst, mount a square 4" block between centers and turn it down to an even cylinder.Use a roughing out gouge with the flute up to knock the corners off.
Then roll the gouge over on its side to produce a smoother cut.By using more of the metal of the gouge, you will produce a smoother cut.By ensuring that the flute always trails, you can make use of both sides of the gouge.
(You've done all that work to grind the whole gouge, why not use it?) Turn cylinder with gouge Turn the SpigotNow turn...