Shape the end round and sand to 400 grit.

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Apply sanding sealer and allow to dry, then sand again.

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 Tailstock end of the ball is completed and finished.

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 Allow the finish to cure 24 hours before vacuum chucking.

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 Reverse mount onto the vacuum drum chuck.

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Bring up the tailstock for added safety and support.

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Option #2 is turn the tenon away with the chuck still attached.

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 Action shot, finish this end of the hollow ball.

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 Use the outer template often to get the ball round.

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 Sand and finish the same as the rest of the ball.

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 The finished ball with the inside and outside templates.

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 Completed Hollow wooden ball by Johnny Tolly

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