Are you doing by eye or are you using a jig to turn?? I have been wanting to make a jig for spheres. It is on my to do list.I now remember how to check for roundness of a sphere. You use something like a cup or tube and if it hits flat all the way around its circular. For these I used the top cut off the top of a medicine bottle.
I'm too shallow near the top and in the middle and bottom I'm good until I hit the too flat bottom.
I took each ring down to approx size and then connected the segments. My issue on the top was I had a small catch I had to sand out and the flat bottom was due to me not having my lathe set up right. I used a PVC sort of donut chuck that didn't have enough of the end sticking out. I'll post pics when I do the next one. The chuck looks like this.Are you doing by eye or are you using a jig to turn?? I have been wanting to make a jig for spheres. It is on my to do list.
I can't do it that way, rotating it between centers, because of how I did the top.I found a video on turning a sphere by freehand. Our demo last night was the same thing. The demo was something that can't be rushed and checking the wood frequently. Beats buying a sphere tool. Here's the link for the video.
Turn A Perfect Wood Sphere Or Ball – No Expensive Jig
I pretty much make rings and then knock off the "corners"Love the donut chuck. Good idea. Might have mine glazed, though.:tongue:
I get the idea of how you are turning. Thanks for the photo.