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Wood Chinese Ball by David Springett

This is an example of an impossible object, because it is so hard to envisage how these balls within balls could be turned from one piece of wood. The puzzle is therefore ‘how is it made?’ The object is shown resting on a separate stand. This was a gift from skilled woodturner David Springett. David explains how such a piece can be made in his book ‘Woodturning Wizardry’. The book was first published in 1993 by Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd, Lewes, East Sussex.

Item Details

Size Outer diameter is 60mm.
Date Late 20th century
Key Phrases
Ref no N3166 P400