Routing Wooden Spheres
Routing wooden spheres is post about Woodturning Projects bookmarked by russell with ID 12998193148 was uploaded on 02-02-2019 and has been viewed 403,933 times.
Last Christmas, I wanted to give my wife a sphere covered with 1/2-in.-sq.mirrors.Styrofoam was my first thought, but a plastic ball would have cost $32, so I decided to make one from wood, and devised this simple router fixture to do it.
First, glue up a rough sphere by laminating graduated discs of plywood or solid wood; the larger discs should be rings, to save weight and material.Drill a hole through the north and south poles so that the blank can be mounted on a threaded-rod axle inside a box frame, as shown in the sketch.
Washers serve as shims to center the blank in the frame...