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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Maxid1
Maxid1
08 February 2019

Sadly we can't get Vicki Sue Robinson to sing "Turn the Sphere around"..

s 9
S 9
07 February 2019

this is so far ABOVE from my woodworking skillS that i'm almost discouraged to continue, i do not know if it gets better than this... Absolutely mind-blowing.

Добрый Вечер
Добрый Вечер
06 February 2019

Master, golden hands

Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris
5 star

Dos Equis XX is actually Chuck Norris' urine.

Mark G
Mark G
04 February 2019

genius :D

Mountain Views
Mountain Views
04 February 2019

You TURNED out having a beautifully TURNED piece so yeah you are ONE of the TURNING so I would have to say that your TURNING of the World Cup Ball TURNED out amazing I think that you should have some giveaway to get others maybe youngsters more involved with wood period because us with our craftsmanship unfortunately is fading away maybe if they could hold one in there hands and watch your videos they may appreciate you and the trade more and if they are good enough they can realize that the money can be kind of nice too thumbs up my friend

William Cobb
William Cobb
02 February 2019

Awesome. I enjoy watching you work.

incautious1
Incautious1
30 January 2019

I watch very few videos over 10 minutes on YouTube... You. Are. Insane. Amazing! Keep on doing what you do, you do it well-est!

Dag Hammarskjold
Dag Hammarskjold
5 star

Never, "for the sake of peace and quiet", deny your own experience or convictions.

Runs with Cows
Runs with Cows
25 January 2019

Hey Frank, love your work. I need a full knee replacement any chance that you can knock something up for me?

mervolicious
Mervolicious
25 January 2019

So the triangle's angle was 54.74°? Easteregged by (German) adidas :D

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  • Duration27:17
  • Date07 July 2018
  • Channelfrank howarth
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