/Reverse the ball and mount it on a stub tenon that you've turned on the cylinder. Support the other end of the ball with a live center inserted into the hole. Now you can clean up any marks left by the skew chisel. Sand and finish the rest of the ball.
Q Size a tenon on the cap
/J piece to fit the ball's hole.
^^ Undercut its shoulders, too.The cap piece, as shown here, is glued into a shallow hole turned into the face of a waste block. Shape the cap, then part it off the waste block.To clean up the tip, reverse the cap and push the tenon into a new hole in the waste block. Finish the cap on the lathe, then remove it and drill a small, shallow hole for the hanging wire.
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