01 - Balsa Sphere
Although technically a botanical hardwood, balsa is a commonly used model making material, due to its softness and ease of working.
Produced as a counterpart to object number 11, the technique of turning on a lathe had to be adapted to ensure the drive centre did not shear the relatively soft material. Assembling the wood sections around a hardwood mandrel, which itself would drive the balsa, solved the problem.
It's square hole could then be filled with a balsa plug, and hand finished.
The spigot left attached to the hardwood sphere, object number 11, illustrates the necessity for the lathe process to have some amount of material remaining for the body of the work to turn.