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How to drill holes exactly centered on a sphere using a drill press and a simple jig.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #39 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 18

Turning wooden balls (1.5"-diameter) using a drill press.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #43 Feb 1995 pg. 24

Turning bocce balls (wooden balls 2" and 4" in diameter).
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #81 Aug 2000 pg. 18

A wooden ball trapped in a small cage is carved from a single piece of wood.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 2003 (v.93#1) pg. 36

Drill press jig for clamping wooden balls of various sizes so that holes can be drilled exactly in the center. Useful when making drawer pulls, box feet, doorknobs, etc.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Mar 1999 (v.22#5) pg. 46

Trio of simulated metal balls are fashioned from styrofoam balls covered with spackling compound and metallic paints.
CRAFTS Mar 1999 (v.22#2) pg. 34

Wordless Workshop suggests how to make a rack for storing sports balls of assorted sizes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #341 Sep 1993 (v.43#8) pg. 108

Simple drill press jig for drilling a hole in the exact center of a ball.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #362 Oct 1995 (v.45#9) pg. 36

Simple jig set over a belt sander will produce perfect wooden balls from small cubes of wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #23 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 10

Build this router jig to carve large wood balls.
FINE WOODWORKING #44 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 8

Turning wooden balls on a lathe.
FINE WOODWORKING #60 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 76

Tip: Turn hollow spheres by first turning two hollow hemispheres and then gluing them together.
FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 12

Technique for turning a solid-wood sphere on a lathe is "different" than most.
FINE WOODWORKING #67 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 8
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #71 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 18

Technique for turning multiple small wooden spheres on a lathe.
FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 12

Pivoting lathe attachment is used for turning wooden spheres.
FINE WOODWORKING #83 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 22

Jig for roughing out ball shapes on the lathe using a router.
FINE WOODWORKING #135 Mar-Apr 1999 pg. 14

Tip: Use two nuts to grip a steel ball in a vise for drilling.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Feb 1981 (v.70#2) pg. 62

Spheres. With a few additions to an existing horizontal lap, a hobbyist can make gemstone spheres.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1988 (v.42#3) pg. 71

Inlaid marble sphere is made by gluing up a blank from seven different types of colored marble. Some tips.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1988 (v.42#8) pg. 41

How to make a 9"-diameter hollow sphere from small pieces of gemstone 3/8" thick.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1989 (v.43#1) pg. 101

Carving a ball inside a ball. Tips on turning multi-balls inside one another.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall-Winter 1978 (v.9#4) pg. 34

Wood turning lesson No. 16. How to turn a wooden ball. The blank is made from four pieces of contrasting colors of wood. Three different chucks are used in the process.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring 1980 (v.11#1) pg. 32

The big poinsettia. A large greenware ball form is painted with a poinsettia flower and leaves design using underglazes and bright firing gold. Suitable as a decoration or for a unique gift.
POPULAR CERAMICS #494 Sep 1990 (v.41#2) pg. 10

Jig for drilling three holes through a wooden ball so that the holes are perpendicular to each other and pass through the exact center of the ball.
WOOD MAGAZINE #23 Jun 1988 (v.5#3) pg. 80

Band saw jig for sawing a wooden sphere in half with accuracy.
WOOD MAGAZINE #39 Dec 1990 (v.7#7) pg. 27

Simple drill press jig for drilling centered holes in wooden balls.
WOOD MAGAZINE #46 Oct 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 88

Auxiliary jaws for a vise or handscrew clamp will hold wooden balls firm when drilling them.
WOOD MAGAZINE #61 Jun 1993 (v.10#4) pg. 10

Turning a wooden sphere on a lathe. Includes instructions for making a spherical chuck from wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #78 Apr 1995 (v.12#3) pg. 52, Insert

Drill press jig for drilling perfectly centered holes in hardwood balls.
WOOD MAGAZINE #127 Oct 2000 (v.17#7) pg. 16
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #139 Feb 2002 (v.19#1) pg. 10 (Simplified version)

Wooden ball is decorated with six symmetrically spaced groups of eight concentric rings with a dimple in the center of each group. When the correct dimple is pressed it ejects a secret lidded box. Tips on turning this puzzle ball.
WOODTURNING #21 Apr 1994 pg. 14

Tip on using a simple jig equipped with a rubber O-ring to grip spheres when turning on a lathe.
WOODTURNING #25 Sep 1994 pg. 73

Tip shares an easy method for turning wooden balls without a jig.
WOODTURNING #47 Nov 1996 pg. 77

Tips on turning ball shapes (including ivory) using a lathe.
WOODTURNING #49 Feb 1997 pg. 19

Tip shows a method for turning wooden balls which utilizes a sharpened steel tube as the lathe tool.
WOODTURNING #50 Mar 1997 pg. 4

Turning a hollow wooden sphere (3" diameter) and then piercing the outside using a power carver to form an ornate design.
WOODTURNING #53 Jun 1997 pg. 37

Tips on using a three-point tool to turn small wooden balls.
WOODTURNING #60 Feb 1998 pg. 18

Heavenly spheres. How to fabricate a simple Chinese ball consisting of two spherical shells, one within another.
WOODTURNING #68 Oct 1998 pg. 65

Making the rounds. How to turn interlocking spheres within a sphere on a hollow stem. General instructions for a difficult turning project which requires special tools.
WOODTURNING #73 Mar 1999 pg. 79

Let fly. How to prepare the laminated blank and turn a large hollow sphere for use as a birdhouse.
WOODTURNING #74 Apr 1999 pg. 16

Global turning. Make a small, hollow sphere from wood and equip it with an axle and stand to form a miniature world globe.
WOODTURNING #82 Dec 1999 pg. 37

Tips on making skittle balls (wooden balls) which will take heavy use.
WOODWORKER May 1987 (v.91#5) pg. 438
Added Info WOODWORKER Sep 1987 (v.91#9) pg. 826
Added Info WOODWORKER Nov 1987 (v.91#11) pg. 1048

Round and round again. Special jig for a lathe makes it easy to turn a large number of wooden balls.
WOODWORKER Jan 1990 (v.94#1) pg. 1242

Wood turning supplement. Using geometry and home-made profiling tools to make decorative hollow spheres with various items trapped inside.
WOODWORKER Jun 1991 (v.95#6) pg. Insert