Wood Turning the World Cup Ball - Telstar 18

I have wood turned the Telstar 18 which is this year’s World Cup football/soccer ball. It is a segmented sphere with approximately 2013 pieces. It is made mostly of maple with a patterned section of birch, cherry, walnut, and ebony. It is 9" in diameter and 4lbs 7 oz. It is hollow. I built the segmented form with three intersecting rings; these rings are made up of 12 rectangular pieces and 6 square pieces. Eight triangular pieces fill the space between the rings to complete the sphere. The finish is walnut oil.

Some of the tools used in this project

CNC: cncrouterparts.com
wood turning tools: carterandsontoolworks.com/

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jcrm05
Jcrm05
23 July 2018

This is amazing Frank! All I can say.

Anthony Sculimbrene
Anthony Sculimbrene
23 July 2018

Jaw dropping.

Alecoo 88
Alecoo 88
23 July 2018

Jesus the effort that when into this including the 3D cgi and the stop motion. I saw you smiling while making it. I wish my grandfather did stuff like this you earned my sub

Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris
5 star

Chuck Norris can murder you with his tonsils.

TiHeich
TiHeich
22 July 2018

I lovr your work, it's so accurate!

Jerrymie Cayanan
Jerrymie Cayanan
22 July 2018

Watch "Kugeldrechseln freihand" on YouTube https://youtu.be/L9oEc0ApYco Hi Mr. Frank. Link ☝️Another technic you may want try out.

MrHandwerk
MrHandwerk
22 July 2018

Thanks for the video. Best regards MrHandwerk :)

asyraf296
Asyraf296
22 July 2018

This is crazyyy

Eriksson
Eriksson
5 star

The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.

SkunkLungs
SkunkLungs
22 July 2018

it gave me a rubik’s cube vibe

Ian Stradian
Ian Stradian
22 July 2018

Not a fan of the World Cup but the video of making this sphere is fantastic. Thanks again for inviting us all along with you on your projects.

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