Turning Wooden Pokéballs on a Lathe

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Turning Wooden Pokéballs on a Lathe
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As soon as the Pokémon craze hit I knew I was in trouble…

Now all three of my children have one of these handmade pokeballs. Fortunately my wife can paint, so she painted them with acrylic. This was a fun project, and it only took me about an hour to finish. I used Maple, and each one measures 2¾”. I put together a short video showing how I made it.

The kids eventually lost interest, but there for a few weeks I didn’t see much of them or the Pokeballs…lol

I did an Instructable for the project as well.

Editor’s Note: Carl Jacobson does a number of wood turning projects on his YouTube channel, including some of the cool projects pictured below.

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Carl Jacobson

After a long career in manufacturing, I decided to pursue my passion for woodturning full time in 2012. I really enjoy sharing my love for turning through YouTube.

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