We gave Denny a break this month and held the turners meet at Marvin Stoltzfus shop. Marvin invented a tool for turning perfect spheres on a lathe. It took him 2 years and several proto types before he perfected it, and sold the patent.
He started with a maple blank. It was his goal to make a baseball and stand in one hour. But with all the explaining it took him a little longer. After turning the ball he adds the stitching with a wood burning tool to make it look real, and then puts a team logo on the stand.