The Amazing Wooden Sphere


Visitors to the Museum look with wonder at this spectacular item, made with precision and care by Len Green and Jim Grant who both come from Cooroy.

On the sphere eleven different local timbers are used. The sphere was constructed from twenty hexagonal and twelve pentagonal segments. Each segment is 100 millimetres thick. The construction took over nine months for the sphere to be completed.

The eleven timbers used are Black, Red and Grey Bean, Crows and Silver Ash, Kauri and Bunya Pine, Beech, Maple, Red Cedar and Silky Oak.

 

 

This has been hand made by woodworking enthusiasts.

 

 

 

Scroll down to see how it went together bit by bit….