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.
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This is amazing Frank! All I can say.
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 can murder you with his tonsils.
I lovr your work, it's so accurate!
Watch "Kugeldrechseln freihand" on YouTube https://youtu.be/L9oEc0ApYco Hi Mr. Frank. Link ☝️Another technic you may want try out.
Thanks for the video. Best regards MrHandwerk :)
This is crazyyy
The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.
it gave me a rubik’s cube vibe
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.
Wood Turning the World Cup Ball - Telstar 18 Wiki
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