Wood Turning the World Cup Ball - Telstar 18

  • Published on Jul 7, 2018
  • I have wood turned the Telstar 18 which is this year’s World Cup football/soccer ball. It is a segmented sphere with approximately 2013 pieces. It is made mostly of maple with a patterned section of birch, cherry, walnut, and ebony. It is 9" in diameter and 4lbs 7 oz. It is hollow. I built the segmented form with three intersecting rings; these rings are made up of 12 rectangular pieces and 6 square pieces. Eight triangular pieces fill the space between the rings to complete the sphere. The finish is walnut oil.
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  • Mason Joe
    Mason Joe 3 days ago


  • Maxid1
    Maxid1 10 days ago

    Sadly we can't get Vicki Sue Robinson to sing "Turn the Sphere around"..

  • s 9
    s 9 10 days ago

    this is so far ABOVE from my woodworking skillS that i'm almost discouraged to continue, i do not know if it gets better than this... Absolutely mind-blowing.

  • Добрый Вечер

    Master, golden hands

  • Mark G
    Mark G 14 days ago

    genius :D

  • Mountain Views
    Mountain Views 14 days ago

    You TURNED out having a beautifully TURNED piece so yeah you are ONE of the TURNING so I would have to say that your TURNING of the World Cup Ball TURNED out amazing I think that you should have some giveaway to get others maybe youngsters more involved with wood period because us with our craftsmanship unfortunately is fading away maybe if they could hold one in there hands and watch your videos they may appreciate you and the trade more and if they are good enough they can realize that the money can be kind of nice too thumbs up my friend

  • William Cobb
    William Cobb 15 days ago

    Awesome. I enjoy watching you work.

  • incautious1
    incautious1 19 days ago

    I watch very few videos over 10 minutes on TheXvid...
    You. Are. Insane. Amazing! Keep on doing what you do, you do it well-est!

  • Runs with Cows
    Runs with Cows 24 days ago

    Hey Frank, love your work. I need a full knee replacement any chance that you can knock something up for me?

  • mervolicious
    mervolicious 24 days ago

    So the triangle's angle was 54.74°? Easteregged by (German) adidas :D

  • Jurist
    Jurist 27 days ago

    The last touch to this would be to take and hand carve along all of the edges of the separate pieces to give it the three-dimensional shape that the soccerball actually has.

  • Jurist
    Jurist 27 days ago

    You may be able to, get a better finish if you suspend your sphere in a column of air.

  • Herr Starr
    Herr Starr 27 days ago

    I'm impressed

  • Ravi Chandran
    Ravi Chandran Month ago

    Good gob

  • Magen Emberton
    Magen Emberton Month ago

    First thing's first. Well done! I get so much joy watching your video's, both for the wood turning aspect, as well as the video editing. I can't get enough.
    As for the people that give this a thumbs down, as someone new to this, what am I missing? I thought this was beautifully done. I don't understand how someone couldn't like this.

  • enzo Steve
    enzo Steve Month ago

    What a wonderful artwork!!

  • Travis Williamson
    Travis Williamson Month ago

    217 idiots? Who would give this a thumbs down? I guess really angry, hateful people who tried and failed?

  • Michael Vettas
    Michael Vettas Month ago

    ohh dear, just amazing Frank

  • Sgt. Peppers
    Sgt. Peppers Month ago

    Just sayin the ball is traning ball

  • Drop Cake
    Drop Cake Month ago

    This is your best project. Hands down.

  • The meme bean
    The meme bean Month ago

    I wish you were my construction teacher

  • Axeman Bob
    Axeman Bob Month ago

    Put it in a plastic bag, and pour a small amount of oil in with it. Then the whole project is soaking in it, without the expense of a “bucket” of oil.

  • Anonyme Person
    Anonyme Person Month ago

    Really relaxing and you're a stunning craftsman!

  • Helen Murray
    Helen Murray Month ago

    This is fucking amazing! You seem so nice as well!

  • Garrett Bates
    Garrett Bates Month ago

    Your voice sounds like a teenage girl but cool project

  • Prepperjon
    Prepperjon Month ago

    That is awesome!! Is there a story of after you finished what you did with it?

  • Robert Burns
    Robert Burns Month ago

    This is incredible frank! crazy dedication!

  • GLGM
    GLGM Month ago

    how do u woodwork so good and edit at the same time?!

  • FalenAnjel
    FalenAnjel Month ago

    Nice change of push stick, normally I see the saw but now it is a shoe (Football shoe or Soccer for those) very neat detail.

  • M H350
    M H350 Month ago

    Dude , not to sound a little bit rude , but your video would be much much much better if you did not talk , so just put on some music , and do the work , that would be a masterpiece , thanks , and sorry just thaught you would like some tips

  • Thaddeus Thicc Thighs

    I love his laugh it makes me all fuzzy inside

  • Somair Hossain
    Somair Hossain Month ago

    Play with this ball

  • Galileo Jones
    Galileo Jones Month ago

    at 7:25 the end of the wood looks really cool

  • Atuinoman
    Atuinoman Month ago

    wey te imaginas patiar ese balon

  • Cathy 21
    Cathy 21 Month ago

    You did an amazing job,well done, so impressive.💜

  • Faisal Ahmed
    Faisal Ahmed 2 months ago

    This is really a piece of Art.

  • unogazzy84
    unogazzy84 2 months ago

    I love it! It's so detailed and really good looking. If was a soccer fan, I would have goosebumps right now.

  • Dan Cooper
    Dan Cooper 2 months ago

    Fantastic but why didn't you put the logos on Frank ?

  • Max Mendizabal
    Max Mendizabal 2 months ago

    Love this and the soccer boot as a push stick

  • Rian Alves
    Rian Alves 2 months ago +2

    Alguém do Brasil ?????

  • David Dvash
    David Dvash 2 months ago

    This video wins the internet

  • Claes Gill
    Claes Gill 2 months ago

    Turned out perfect! Well done!

  • Jon Handel
    Jon Handel 2 months ago

    "It came out pretty nice."
    Uh, yeah. I'll say.

  • Kishimoto Rintaro
    Kishimoto Rintaro 2 months ago

    Wow this is amazing like really wow

  • Manqoba Chiliza
    Manqoba Chiliza 2 months ago


  • Tom
    Tom 2 months ago

    "Came out pretty nice"
    understatement of 2018

  • Mena Soluiman
    Mena Soluiman 2 months ago

    u should have put the adidas logo

  • I’m Bobby! Or Ethan
    I’m Bobby! Or Ethan 2 months ago

    Your videos are amazing

  • Nott Available
    Nott Available 2 months ago

    I'm curious as to how much time you spent creating this piece, as well as the video. Both are brilliant!

  • sdf1macross
    sdf1macross 2 months ago

    Incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great Work!!!

  • brandon2076
    brandon2076 2 months ago

    Does it bounce?

  • Alan Kishmish
    Alan Kishmish 2 months ago

    Insane, Well done

  • Dillon Mcculley
    Dillon Mcculley 2 months ago

    why did you use a hand held lathe

  • Charles Star wars
    Charles Star wars 2 months ago

    I thought that at 20:19 the tel star was the death star 🤣🤣😂😂

  • Vojtěch Haluza
    Vojtěch Haluza 2 months ago

    Wow so cool. The stop motion is amazing! Love your work.

  • Outspoken Egyptian
    Outspoken Egyptian 2 months ago

    This is such an amazing piece should probably be put in the fifa museum😀

  • lil ñeri aka young villa

    Unas ganas de patearla

  • Boughanmi Nidhal
    Boughanmi Nidhal 2 months ago

    You're crazy dude 👌 I like that, now we can imagine what can people do when they use their brains 👏😉

  • guaxinim 13
    guaxinim 13 2 months ago


  • Nathan Pham
    Nathan Pham 2 months ago

    Do a basket ball

  • Chase Anthony Brewer
    Chase Anthony Brewer 2 months ago

    I wholeheartedly blame this channel for being the reason I don't sleep at night. It's 3AM and I don't see a reason for turning this off yet.

  • Rodoshi Babu
    Rodoshi Babu 2 months ago

    Grandpa you are awesome.... Tony Stark of Wood World...!!

  • keereekee
    keereekee 2 months ago

    Jaw-dropping impressive- from the math, to the tool use to even the use of the camera and the editing of the video.

  • David Templeman
    David Templeman 2 months ago

    could you make one for me

  • Blaize Longden
    Blaize Longden 2 months ago

    I like it

  • ieva galginaite
    ieva galginaite 2 months ago

    how can anybody dislike this?

  • Sanket Jadhav
    Sanket Jadhav 2 months ago

    That was so satisfying

  • Archie Thomas
    Archie Thomas 2 months ago

    it's the fucking replica

  • X xWoodyToastx X
    X xWoodyToastx X 2 months ago


  • Peter Lokke
    Peter Lokke 2 months ago

    I like at the end where you say "I think it came out pretty well" pretty well? I am here to tell you sir that it came out absolutely brilliant.
    I just found your channel and I am a novice but avid woodworker myself. Clearly not as good as you sir.
    I am looking forward to watching all of your videos.

  • Shantanu Sharma
    Shantanu Sharma 2 months ago

    This was very satisfying to watch. Kudos to you Frank! Great artsmanship!

  • CrazyHoneyBird
    CrazyHoneyBird 3 months ago

    Was this relaxing to anybody else?

  • Slasher Nalgas
    Slasher Nalgas 3 months ago +15

    How much do you want for it.

  • Sixten the Nihilist
    Sixten the Nihilist 3 months ago

    Impressive. Most impressive.

  • Julian Krause
    Julian Krause 3 months ago

    This man is a wood wizard

  • Ian McDougall
    Ian McDougall 3 months ago

    I thought I enjoyed Kyle Toth videos. This is a whole new level.

  • Chris
    Chris 3 months ago

    *_S T R I P S_*

  • Eve 06
    Eve 06 3 months ago +2

    This is like something my dad would watch.

  • GerafixTeam
    GerafixTeam 3 months ago

    How much does it cost?

  • Vishweshvar venkat
    Vishweshvar venkat 3 months ago

    Thats fantastic!!!!! you are too good

  • stefancelmare21
    stefancelmare21 3 months ago

    funny thing is that you did the replica. not the official match ball.

  • Tingfang Lyu
    Tingfang Lyu 3 months ago +1

    This definitely is the best woodwork I have ever see. It`s great not only because of the hardness of the skill needs. It also contains the beauty of geometry. This video should have more viewer, the only problem is the object is not as interesting as other balls. You know there isn`t lots of people who watch soccer.

  • chodnar pola
    chodnar pola 3 months ago

    I thought it was a clickbait of 27:17 minutes😂😂😂😂

  • Cypher791
    Cypher791 3 months ago

    6 = a Ring so 3 = Triangle 🤔

  • Marcus Creeper
    Marcus Creeper 3 months ago

    wanna get one.

  • gaming with sounak
    gaming with sounak 3 months ago +1

    can you give another replica of the wooden one to me pppppppppppllllllllllleeeeeeeeeaaaaassssssssseeeeeeeee
    and by the way youre crazy dude

    • P G
      P G 2 months ago

      he wouldnt just "give" it to you. His artworks have value yknow.

  • Gillis MacDougall
    Gillis MacDougall 3 months ago

    sorry dude, the official ball only has 6 panels. you have the replica! good job though.

  • Miguel Calero
    Miguel Calero 3 months ago

    That’s not the match ball😐

  • Dat Nguyen
    Dat Nguyen 3 months ago

    Bad Voice

  • 零九Ricardo
    零九Ricardo 3 months ago

    Your really talented.

  • Javier Labrada
    Javier Labrada 3 months ago

    Not gonna lie I was falling asleep

    KRISTOF JR.18 3 months ago

    That is awesomr

  • Jacopo Casati
    Jacopo Casati 3 months ago

    Beautiful video!

  • Suleman Mansoor
    Suleman Mansoor 3 months ago

    Wow!!!! Amazing!!!!

  • CarltonGb -
    CarltonGb - 3 months ago

    Would you consider selling your work? Such as this

  • Kirill Nikolaev
    Kirill Nikolaev 3 months ago

    that's unbelievable

  • zoe Smith
    zoe Smith 3 months ago

    Mate, this is bloody amazing!!!

  • Dan Curry
    Dan Curry 3 months ago

    "Came out pretty nice."
    IMHO, it was at least a little better than "pretty nice."

  • Tony Stakis
    Tony Stakis 3 months ago

    Frank, how much would you charge for a Death Star? this is incredible as always!

  • Gabriel C
    Gabriel C 3 months ago

    Hi. This would be a very good tool to help make a perfect sphere thexvid.com/video/xmdmxv9ldy4/video.html&t=1s