Woodturning – Cold Hearted Orb

Woodturning - Cold Hearted Orb
Woodturning – “Cold Hearted Orb”

Cold Hearted Orb is a hybrid bur elm and resin sphere mounted on a yew wood stand. This was a recovery project in that my first attempt at a hybrid sphere did not turn out as planned and I was looking for a way to utilise it in another project.

William Hunt woodturner.

I drew the inspiration for this from Mike Waltd’s recent 2-part YouTube videos on an Oak Sphere and Sapele Stand.

Ironically, the yew is from the same limb as Mike’s Christmas Tree project published on 18 Dec 18.

lastly, I tried out some Sugru as a medium for the face of the tailstock arbor whilst completing the sphere. Sugru is a mouldable glue but cures as a firm silicone rubber. It’s a useful product to have around the workshop.

Yes, I’m a Moody Blues fan.

Mike Waldt’s Oak Sphere and Sapele stand:
Pt 1 – https://youtu.be/L8CPpdn1jRE
Pt 2 – https://youtu.be/nHp_NWbZGZk

Mike Waldt’s Christmas Yew Tree project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWE_kbjZI0k

Jimson’s Stuff: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6h82LH3PtdiSHaj_7f09Fg

John Clothier: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2hWlsf15z-7-smBhGdZvNg

Sugru: https://sugru.com/

Paul Howard’s sphere jig:https://www.paulhowardwoodturner.co.uk/jigs-and-things/

Paul Howard’s Cup Chuck Arbor: https://www.paulhowardwoodturner.co.uk/shop/

Woodturning – Cold Hearted Orb