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01 - Balsa Sphere

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Although technically a botanical hardwood, balsa is a commonly used model making material, due to its softness and ease of working.

11 - Hardwood sphere

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Assorted, reclaimed hardwoods including mahogany, beech, ash, oak and ebony are glued randomly together and then turned on the lathe. See video.

33 - Wood stained sphere

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Several wood stains applied to a turned softwood sphere.

The single application of each stain reveals the different effects produced on side and end grain.