Sphere making !

Those of us who visited the Rochester Lapidary workshop for an open house in March were both fascinated and  impressed by their pair of sphere making machines.  But while most of us went home wishing we had one, Glenn Weiler went home and actually built one!  When we all arrived on April 11th for our monthly workshop Glenn was working on his fifth sphere.  While he admits the “contraption” needs a few design improvements before achieving perfection, Glenn’s ingenuity was once again demonstrated.  Below is a picture of the machine and his first five products.  The small blue sodalite sphere at the top is gorgeous.  The layered orange sphere looks like Jupiter to me, except it is not made of gas!  Glenn will have a complete Solar System soon.   And can you see the Herkimer diamond at the right end of the vug in the largest sphere?

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