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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    wood turning tools: carterandsontoolworks.com/
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Comments • 1 111

  • Paulo Liborio Castelo Branco Filho

    Very nice job! I really want to study woodworking. You are an inspiration!

  • Doug Zeller Jr
    Doug Zeller Jr 23 minutes ago

    Every frank makes is two masterpieces one in the project the other in the video itself.

  • Mark Mainville
    Mark Mainville Hour ago

    That’s purdy holy cow

  • placid renegade
    placid renegade Hour ago

    Get with the times grandad!...they are pixels. Lol

  • Germii Gramajo
    Germii Gramajo Hour ago

    How a people can give negative to this video?. Amazing!...

  • Ash 95
    Ash 95 3 hours ago +1


  • Ricardo Carvalho
    Ricardo Carvalho 3 hours ago

    has always a true masterpiece.

  • Default HELPER
    Default HELPER 3 hours ago

    Well deserved for a sub

  • Peter S
    Peter S 4 hours ago

    Please buy a Grrr-Ripper and save your fingers when cutting small stuff on the table saw. You scare the snot out of me each time!

    STRAIGHTP 5 hours ago

    wow. amazing

  • peetre
    peetre 6 hours ago

    Wow! The workmanship and the quality of video, as well as the editing is Over the Top!

  • Alvaro Villuendas
    Alvaro Villuendas 7 hours ago

    Incredible 😍

  • Teddy Signs
    Teddy Signs 9 hours ago

    You absolute madman!

  • Ati Al Ati
    Ati Al Ati 16 hours ago

    Very coool😍😍

  • Jordan Noll
    Jordan Noll 19 hours ago

    Great job! How many hours? Amazing final piece.

  • The Distracted Maker
    The Distracted Maker 19 hours ago

    Frank, this is absolutely amazing! Master Class.

  • Uncle Tim
    Uncle Tim 20 hours ago

    "It came out pretty nice" that is the understatement of the World Cup. That is one awesome project. All the detail and time spent makes it amazing. I love it as a woodworker and a footballer. Sorry Jackman Works, the new pushstick was cool, but you don't know jack if you think that is the best part. half hour to make the pushstick, forever to make the ball. No comparison.

  • tsx3214
    tsx3214 21 hour ago

    Amazing, Frank! May I ask, what the weather is like on your planet? :-))

  • RandomnessTube
    RandomnessTube 21 hour ago

    Take my sub you legend.

  • Charles Meadows
    Charles Meadows 22 hours ago +1

    This is it

  • Kevin Culleton
    Kevin Culleton 22 hours ago

    Wow, that was awesome. Nice work Frank!

  • Josh
    Josh 23 hours ago

    This is phenomenal

  • David Andreasen
    David Andreasen Day ago

    Wow, just wow😍

  • Moose makes!
    Moose makes! Day ago

    Totally awesome... Ya never cease to amaze.👍

  • Romain _sdt
    Romain _sdt Day ago

    Can I buy this ball?

  • Jamir Tromp
    Jamir Tromp Day ago

    Normally i don't watch over 25 minutes of video content of anything whatsoever... but damn this was satisfying amd amazing. Good work man! (I also don't leave a comment unless its really cool) good job

  • Matt Knight
    Matt Knight Day ago

    so effing cool

  • Jolien Brebels
    Jolien Brebels Day ago

    Man, you are fantastic!

  • Alisson Lima
    Alisson Lima Day ago

    Wow ;-0

  • fuzzynipple47
    fuzzynipple47 Day ago

    Man you are amazing, how is this not a 10 million view video? Good job Frank!

  • Yatharth Agarwal

    I'm blown

  • T Ito
    T Ito Day ago

    this is the craziest wood-turning video I've ever seen. what a guy.

  • Usama Zaki
    Usama Zaki Day ago

    Beautiful..amazing geometry.. the thought, artistry, patience! and precision are Impressive. I agree You should send this video to FIFA, Awesome woodworking and videography amazing work man!

  • Marcos Mateus
    Marcos Mateus Day ago

    You’re a magician! Congrats!

  • Gael Hillyard
    Gael Hillyard Day ago

    Hi Frank, I discovered your channel last night by chance (auto play from one of Carl Jacobson's - also rather super - videos). I was mesmerised, and sat up into the small hours watching a few of your videos including, of course, the garden chair. I was inspired by them all, and at many levels. Thanks for your sharing your skill, insight, philosophy, and great intelligence.

  • hani hamad
    hani hamad Day ago

    that was soooo impressive .. well done.

  • jaskolek87
    jaskolek87 Day ago


  • Terror Bear
    Terror Bear Day ago

    27 mins of jaw dropping skillz.

  • Evan Wiesner
    Evan Wiesner Day ago

    You sir are incredible.

  • Emilio Rosales
    Emilio Rosales Day ago

    Do pranks whit that ball jajajajajajajajajajajaja

  • Nacho Franc
    Nacho Franc Day ago

    So much dedication and patience

  • Michael Kosciesza
    Michael Kosciesza 2 days ago

    WOW!!! A true craftsman and artist.

  • Michael Delgado
    Michael Delgado 2 days ago

    Wow! So much knowledge needed to make that from scratch. Awesome!

  • Alham Rana
    Alham Rana 2 days ago

    being as a wood worker I can say A pro wood worker must need to know the geomatic , or all the measures in math, but at the Lathe point what you did its near impossible to end it perfectly,, but you did it sir,, you did a great job, its not you just did it right you even carried the right geomatic and put some of your best art on it and the rust is stunning, & with the right tool with the right use things will be shaped as you wanted to,, loved your all work sir, subscribed and liked all of em..

  • Ronell van Tonder
    Ronell van Tonder 2 days ago


  • DonPyragon
    DonPyragon 2 days ago

    How can anyone dislike this video??? Tell me!

  • Mario Boccaccio
    Mario Boccaccio 2 days ago

    Amazing Skill!!!!! WELL DONE FRANK!!!!

  • Unknown 1
    Unknown 1 2 days ago

    You sir have gained a subscriber

  • onurson
    onurson 2 days ago


  • Badeye 38
    Badeye 38 2 days ago

    What brand is your large vertical disc sander? Or did you make it yourself

  • swapsCAPS
    swapsCAPS 2 days ago

    Absolutely amazing!

  • alto
    alto 2 days ago

    I saw in my head exactly how the shape was made when u explained and it was kinda satisfying

  • Biker 1.0
    Biker 1.0 2 days ago +1

    You‘re crazy

  • RSK
    RSK 2 days ago

    This was so satisfiing

  • Sujan Paudel
    Sujan Paudel 2 days ago

    You are genius man

  • Megan
    Megan 2 days ago

    36 on trending

  • Gerald Roth
    Gerald Roth 2 days ago

    Frank you are one amazing individual. I’m always amazed at the projects you come up with. Keep up the good work.

  • Dustin Blaylock
    Dustin Blaylock 2 days ago

    Question: Why do you have 2 radial arm saws?

  • Rumplestiltskin
    Rumplestiltskin 2 days ago

    almost forget this video is 27 min long, I really enjoy your vid, with nice presentation makes even better, well done!

  • Patrick Litzbarski
    Patrick Litzbarski 2 days ago

    An alternativ method to make a ball

  • dean harwood
    dean harwood 2 days ago

    This deserves a place in the museum's too.

  • Patricio Said
    Patricio Said 2 days ago


  • Warwick Bourke
    Warwick Bourke 2 days ago

    You’re one insanely talented man. Another amazing job 👍🏻

  • Brian Prusa
    Brian Prusa 2 days ago

    You sir are a visionary artist. Amazing work.

  • Adam Quincey
    Adam Quincey 2 days ago


  • Erin is kinda alright I guess

    Wow that was incredible! Screamed a little at 14:47

  • Bipin Gurung
    Bipin Gurung 2 days ago

    *it didn't come home* 🇬🇧

  • Mrr 210
    Mrr 210 2 days ago

    Pure skill, amazing, keep it up

  • Bipin Gurung
    Bipin Gurung 3 days ago

    What a *fucking* genius

  • Michael Richeson
    Michael Richeson 3 days ago

    You're a genius.

  • Kermit Frog
    Kermit Frog 3 days ago

    Unbelievable! You're doing things, I wouldn't even think of. How many hours did it take you?

  • Gerwyn Rees
    Gerwyn Rees 3 days ago

    Fabulous job. Maybe try router groves to match the panels on the ball tho.

  • Antony Woolway
    Antony Woolway 3 days ago

    Frank your a Genius no more to be said.

  • Bradley Cable
    Bradley Cable 3 days ago

    Now this is good quality content. So interesting, very well filmed and editing. SUBSCRIBED!

  • Surajit Chanda
    Surajit Chanda 3 days ago

    please give me the ball..

  • JF19 AVuture
    JF19 AVuture 3 days ago

    no that is talent. you are gifted

  • matzmx
    matzmx 3 days ago

    You are an absolute genius sir. I wish I could own this. Id treasure it forever.

  • Win a Heart
    Win a Heart 3 days ago

    I afraid if original ball is cheaper!!

  • JF- Knives
    JF- Knives 3 days ago

    WOW, amazingly great work and result, wel done...

  • Komar Project
    Komar Project 3 days ago

    Frank this just didn’t come out nice, this came out AMAZING. I’m a huge soccer fan and as a woodworker I think this is my favorite video of all time!!! Thank you so much for sharing it and keep putting out awesome content!

  • Galileo galilei
    Galileo galilei 3 days ago +2

    i can’t imagine what happened if that ball touched neymar

  • Sawndez Dhakal
    Sawndez Dhakal 3 days ago

    People who dislike your work, don't understand the hard work and passion... By the way great work..! 👌👌👍😜

  • Mark Longchamps
    Mark Longchamps 3 days ago

    This was a culmination of all your skills to date. Amazing.

  • Stephen Rolfe
    Stephen Rolfe 3 days ago

    Stunning. I collect world cup footballs originals only . The work you put into that is just phenomenal. Can i ask how long in all it took to make one.

  • George XIII
    George XIII 3 days ago

    How old are you Mr. Frank?

  • James Norton
    James Norton 3 days ago

    Absolutely insane amount of detail and thought went into that. It looks amazing. You should be very proud.

  • Poliger
    Poliger 3 days ago

    Wow you making these film so cool

  • Nelson Gonzalez
    Nelson Gonzalez 3 days ago

    Wow! Just awesome man!

  • Alfred Hinkley
    Alfred Hinkley 3 days ago

    This is fantastic

  • John Bicycle
    John Bicycle 3 days ago

    Re 25:25. I'd call that a dusty little secret.

  • Dr. Cody Sandzimier, D.C.

    Greatest wood worker of our generation. And we get to watch from behind his own eyes. Best time to be alive.

  • J Rand
    J Rand 3 days ago

    Impressive work.

  • The Hh
    The Hh 3 days ago

    This was surprisingly relaxing!

  • Cigar Smoka
    Cigar Smoka 3 days ago

    Hands down one of the finest woodturnings on TheXvid. Simply an outstanding job.

  • smithjb26
    smithjb26 3 days ago

    Bravo Frank! Looks amazing! I actually set aside time to watch this and pay attention instead of having TheXvid play in the background at the house.

  • Michael Newsome
    Michael Newsome 3 days ago

    Thank you for what is a very entertaining and educational channel Frank. You have great presentation skills to go along with your Woodworking skills plus the extra effort you put into editing the videos makes them even more enjoyable. I thoroughly enjoy every episode! :-)

  • Leonardo Slamar
    Leonardo Slamar 3 days ago

    sorry but this is the real match ball: eu.store.fifa.com/uk_en/footballs/adidas-2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm-official-match-ball what you have is a replica.

  • Ryan Desmond
    Ryan Desmond 3 days ago

    Amazing job! The ball was perfect, and the boot push stick was an extra touch of class!