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Turning Bocce Ball Plans

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Category:Lathe Turnings
Date added:2011-09-08
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Turning Bocce Ball plansFree Turning Bocce Ball plans - Freehand turning of a near perfect wooden sphere without flat spots or bumps is a wonderful challenge for a turner. Whether it is for croquet, furniture drawer knobs or simply as a decorative object, the wooden sphere is a wonderful exercise in developing aPL, form, tool control and understanding grain direction. We have chosen to make wooden balls for the ancient game of bocce ball. Originating in the Middle East some 7,000 years ago, the game was popular with ancient Greeks and Romans. It hit its hey day in 16th century Italy, where it was something of a national sport. Much of the vocabulary and manner of play stems from this period.


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