To contribute my part to the sphere challenge and exercise a new technique, I decided to turn a multi-axis box with a sphere to serve as a lid.

The wood is gum. The box is finished with lacquer; the sphere is finished with beeswax and mineral oil mix.

For the multi-axis box, I offset both ends about 3/8 inch about 120 degrees apart. To put it in more detail, I marked lines 120 degrees apart numbering each and extending the lines across the end grain. Then I shifted the axis about 3/8 inch along line 1 at the headstock and line 2 at the tail stock. After cutting a shallow cove, I offset the wood at line 2 at the headstock and line 3 at the tail stock. Again after cutting a shallow cove, I shifted to the final numbers.

The rest is standard box making except for the lid. But for the lid, just watch my octagon video for more detail.


Music: Traumerei by Shumann performed by Becky Schlappi. Used with permission.

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