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    Well for my first ever carving i am trying to do a ball in a cage. Gene really makes it look easy and so far not to much.
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    It appears that the struts of your cage will be too narrow to contain the ball when it is fully rounded. It is a good idea to include the diameter of the ball in the initial layout on the wood.
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    • #3
      Re: Ball in a Cage

      First try at anything. By the way I like yours.

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      • #4
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        I would say that pallin is right. But, you might get creative···if you were to cut in a floor at the top of you existing struts, then in the uncarved portion carve thicker struts as pallin suggested and the ball would be secured, and a unique carving. and exercise to learn more skills . . .JoeB
        . . .JoeB

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        • #5
          Re: Ball in a Cage

          Not sure of what you are saying. Cut a floor?

          Originally posted by joepaulbutler View Post
          I would say that pallin is right. But, you might get creative···if you were to cut in a floor at the top of you existing struts, then in the uncarved portion carve thicker struts as pallin suggested and the ball would be secured, and a unique carving. and exercise to learn more skills . . .JoeB

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          • #6
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            As you can tell not a wordsmith, perhaps this will help. My idea is just to make a stop at the presently carved struts, something to keep the ball from falling through to the areas where the struts are to thin. I would salvage your carving and add character (that is what I call it when I cover up a mistake). . .JoeB
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            . . .JoeB

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            • #7
              Re: Ball in a Cage

              If you are planning to carve two balls in that cage, I agree that they will be too small to stay in the cage. But a single ball would still be trapped as long as its diameter remained close to the total width of the cage. So I say, carve away!

              In any case, I should note that I have learned something from each of my loose balls.
              HonketyHank toot toot

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              • #8
                Re: Ball in a Cage

                Originally posted by pallin View Post
                It appears that the struts of your cage will be too narrow to contain the ball when it is fully rounded. It is a good idea to include the diameter of the ball in the initial layout on the wood.
                I really like your example -- one can readily see it as a very nicely executed homage to Escher.
                HonketyHank toot toot

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