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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  • stefancelmare21
    stefancelmare21 21 hour ago

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

  • Tingfang Lyu
    Tingfang Lyu Day 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 Day ago

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

  • Cypher791
    Cypher791 Day ago

    6 = a Ring so 3 = Triangle 🤔

  • Marcus Creeper
    Marcus Creeper Day ago

    wanna get one.

  • gaming with sounak
    gaming with sounak 2 days ago +1

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

  • Gillis MacDougall
    Gillis MacDougall 2 days ago

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

  • Miguel Calero
    Miguel Calero 2 days ago

    That’s not the match ball😐

  • Dat Nguyen
    Dat Nguyen 3 days ago

    Bad Voice

  • 零九Ricardo
    零九Ricardo 3 days ago

    Your really talented.

  • Javier Labrada
    Javier Labrada 3 days ago

    Not gonna lie I was falling asleep

    KRIS BOOTS 3 days ago

    That is awesomr

  • Jacopo Casati
    Jacopo Casati 4 days ago

    Beautiful video!

  • Suleman Mansoor
    Suleman Mansoor 5 days ago

    Wow!!!! Amazing!!!!

  • CarltonGb -
    CarltonGb - 6 days ago

    Would you consider selling your work? Such as this

  • Kirill Nikolaev
    Kirill Nikolaev 7 days ago

    that's unbelievable

  • zoe Smith
    zoe Smith 7 days ago

    Mate, this is bloody amazing!!!

  • Dan Curry
    Dan Curry 8 days ago

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

  • Tony Stakis
    Tony Stakis 9 days ago

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

  • Gabriel C
    Gabriel C 9 days ago

    Hi. This would be a very good tool to help make a perfect sphere thexvid.com/video/xmDmXv9lDY4/video.html&t=1s

  • Vibolsasoun
    Vibolsasoun 10 days ago

    Bob Ross of wood turning

  • Nashif Elahi
    Nashif Elahi 12 days ago

    woah, that's hard work

  • Graham Jones
    Graham Jones 17 days ago

    Really enjoyed watching this video. Fascinating.

  • Aaron Mayernik
    Aaron Mayernik 18 days ago

    This gentleman would be a awesome college woodshop teacher. Nice voice, sounds like he doesn't get mad easily. And he wood do really well.

  • Bobby Roberts
    Bobby Roberts 20 days ago

    Crazy how much stuff you make and come up with just to be able to cut and form the idea you originally came up with. Very creative sir!

  • C.O.P. Gamer
    C.O.P. Gamer 20 days ago +1

    The thing to slide was a soccer cleats, or a football boot(I think)

    Don't think I'ma let that slide Frank

    See what I did there

  • 윌리어
    윌리어 22 days ago

    Don need to say, I just clicked subscribe

  • Mark Lowe
    Mark Lowe 24 days ago

    What a work of art! Absolutely stunning Frank. Great job as always!

  • Maciej Nenutil
    Maciej Nenutil 24 days ago

    I want that in my living room so badly

  • 動画ケインの
    動画ケインの 24 days ago

    want it!

  • T Lee
    T Lee 24 days ago

    Please tell me ADIDAS paid you for this

  • Anton Stolpe
    Anton Stolpe 25 days ago

    this dude would be perfect for ASMR

  • Jano Eastman
    Jano Eastman 25 days ago

    I love the cleat!

  • Nicolas Cruz
    Nicolas Cruz 25 days ago

    wow amazing

  • VishnuAviation
    VishnuAviation 26 days ago

    You said it had 2013 parts, right? It would have been so much better with 5 more.

  • Tammy Finch
    Tammy Finch 26 days ago

    Wow! How cool!!

  • Chase Johnson
    Chase Johnson 26 days ago

    i can smell the wood in this video

  • Aaron Salas
    Aaron Salas 26 days ago

    U should send me the steps on how to do that because I am thinking on doing this for my woodshop project

  • MixonGaming
    MixonGaming 27 days ago

    You should make an ASMR channel.

  • Ahmed Saker
    Ahmed Saker 27 days ago

    simply AMAZING!!

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    The 176 Dislikes are neymar fans

  • Tixten
    Tixten 28 days ago +1

    Master piece!

  • tariq altariq
    tariq altariq 28 days ago

    g g g g genius

  • almightyblue
    almightyblue 28 days ago

    Wow, just wow 😲. As a huge soccer and a new passion for woodwork this is absolutely amazing. Awesome job buddy

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  • Ahmed Moe
    Ahmed Moe 29 days ago

    The reincarnation of Einstein. Beautiful work.

  • HoopzSwiss
    HoopzSwiss 29 days ago

    how much time take it from A to Z?
    And where is this Ball now?

  • Illuminati Bills
    Illuminati Bills 29 days ago

    Neymar is Allergic to this ball

  • Vortex5310
    Vortex5310 29 days ago

    You need more likes : |

  • ivan perez
    ivan perez Month ago

    Where can I buy this?!?!?!

  • Mascot
    Mascot Month ago

    This is an AMAZING video! Keep it up

  • - MORTEZA -
    - MORTEZA - Month ago

    Deserves A Sub!! - Keep it Upp!!

  • apllebees
    apllebees Month ago

    14:45 WOAH

  • David Phibbs
    David Phibbs Month ago

    Great video

  • The Hook
    The Hook Month ago


    THE BEAST Month ago

    WTF?! Dude, you are a GOD

  • ivan tsipis
    ivan tsipis Month ago

    this is not the official telstar 18!

  • mohammed ismail
    mohammed ismail Month ago

    What a hard woodworking !!!and talented and professional worker !!!

  • Gustavo Santamaria
    Gustavo Santamaria Month ago

    So good. so very good. Thanks for sharing ;)

  • Namra
    Namra Month ago

    I'm amazed

  • Pentabyte
    Pentabyte Month ago


  • bougriotluk
    bougriotluk Month ago

    nice job!!

  • Kyle Stewart
    Kyle Stewart Month ago


  • Bhaag BSDK
    Bhaag BSDK Month ago

    Man you deserve Millions of views. This video is a masterpiece

  • ConvertedKicks
    ConvertedKicks Month ago

    I have a new level of respect for your art, so much planning, perfection and patients! Truly amazing work and editing. I'm hooked on your videos! Keep it up please!

  • Khaled Badwi
    Khaled Badwi Month ago

    are you from California?

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  • Alejandro Visintini

    14.46 nice! amazing job man! Congrats!

  • the mental lime
    the mental lime Month ago

    It was a soccer shoe

  • All Bub
    All Bub Month ago +1

    Love the ball. Are these on sale?
    Also, any reason you chose to mimic the replica version of the ball? The balls at different price points have different panel patterns.

    • Alexander Kundert
      Alexander Kundert 16 days ago

      All Bub Do you imagine how hard it would be for him to get the shapes from the match ball panels?

    BURD AZZA Month ago

    Best outro ever

  • Abdellah Mekouar
    Abdellah Mekouar Month ago

    u r brilliant bro

  • Eugene Matison
    Eugene Matison Month ago

    It looks that you've made a wooden copy of a clone of Telsar 18 not a copy of original Telsar 18. The difference - in original Telsar 18 there are no squares and triangles. Shapes of original puzzle are combined differently. But your work is impressive!

  • Lindomar Joao
    Lindomar Joao Month ago

    Lindo trabalho!👍

  • Arcade Bit
    Arcade Bit Month ago

    can you do a deathstar?

  • Eka Wenda
    Eka Wenda Month ago


  • Eric So
    Eric So Month ago

    When I first saw this I was like why the fuxx does it take a half an hour video for you make a sphere. I was completely wrong. The details and the finish and thoughts put into this soccer ball is just insane. How can one invest so much effort in a single project? Let alone the process of it involving the use of computer software as well as trial and error. Phenomenal.

  • Cringey Boi
    Cringey Boi Month ago

    You sound so stoned

  • KaGaZ k PHoOoL
    KaGaZ k PHoOoL Month ago


  • Emil Fernando
    Emil Fernando Month ago

    what a talent

  • Efe Yaran
    Efe Yaran Month ago

    This guy is a god damn legend....

  • KeleentProductions
    KeleentProductions Month ago

    I wish true artisans like this lived forever.

  • DarkLingo
    DarkLingo Month ago

    great video!

  • Matt Contreras
    Matt Contreras Month ago

    This is incredible. And that stop motion of everything going together was my favorite stop motion clip yet

  • C B
    C B Month ago

    absolutely brilliant, love the valve detail :)
    Surprised the FIFA didn't want to buy this from you, or the French Football Association, lol

  • Nahiyan Noor
    Nahiyan Noor Month ago


  • Malte Chr
    Malte Chr 2 months ago

    Wow.. You should send this to FIFA!

  • Jester Shoeman
    Jester Shoeman 2 months ago

    not sure why anybody would dislike this video... Great video and beautiful work! So much effort - that's unbelievable!

  • Eduardo Parga
    Eduardo Parga 2 months ago

    Damn, your work is amazing.

  • Double G Gaming
    Double G Gaming 2 months ago

    holy fuck, when I saw all the edges I was like please don't tell me I wasted 15 mimnutes of my life for this. but then I noticed how much time was left and was like hmmmmm, ill wait and I was thoroughly impressed

  • Loch C
    Loch C 2 months ago

    This was so amazing!! I can't stop watching your woodturned bowls or balls/ornaments.. I have been following you for two years and look forward to the woodturned spheres!! Kinda sorta relaxing!

  • Ellouze Sami
    Ellouze Sami 2 months ago

    this was marvellous congrats

  • wow kid
    wow kid 2 months ago

    Made in chine no made in Pakistan

  • wow kid
    wow kid 2 months ago

    Everything is good but futbool is fake 📌

  • Ruben Craft
    Ruben Craft 2 months ago


  • Louis Wils
    Louis Wils 2 months ago

    This is amazing ! Well done !

  • Michael Rudkin
    Michael Rudkin 2 months ago

    You've got to be happy with that, it "turned" out so good.

  • Omar Rafik
    Omar Rafik 2 months ago


  • Christopher Norton
    Christopher Norton 2 months ago

    You have crazy mad skills!!! Beautiful work!

  • The Family Woodworker
    The Family Woodworker 2 months ago

    Truly appreciated the planning and work going into this piece. The Death Star project was off the hook as well. Great inspiration, Frank!