Carving on a hollow ball

 

Carving on a hollowed turned ball

The biggest challenge for me so far, other than doing the layout drawing was to figure out how to hold the ball while carving and not break it since the glue joints are so small.    This jig allowed me to support the ball from the part of the ball taking the pressure of the carving, ( the 2 metal dowels) and to give me just enough  pressure from the padded clam shell jig to keep it from moving roo much.  One side of the clam shell is fixed to the plywood and the other has one screw to pivot on.  The quick clamp can thus adjust the squeeze pressure,  Hope I don’t break the ball after all this work.

 

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