Making A Spherical Ball With A Lathe Looks Soooooo Easy

It may go without saying, in your opinion, that any ball should necessarily be spherical, and therefore that our claim about the ease of making a “spherical ball” on a lathe is redundant and goofy. WELL YOU ARE WRONG!

You’ve clearly never used a lathe—which we have, thank you for asking—to make a spherical ball or a table leg or any other wooden implement that could benefit from a good scraping. If you had, you’d know that a distinct lack of skill with a lathe or any number of the specific lathe tools germane to the hobby could very easily turn out a ball that is well short of a perfect sphere. Spheres don’t just grow on trees, you know.

Except orange trees. But that’s not the point!