Wood Turning the World Cup Ball - Telstar 18

  • Published on Jul 7, 2018
  • I have wood turned the Telstar 18 which is this yearโ€™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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  • KaGaZ k PHoOoL
    KaGaZ k PHoOoL Day ago


  • Emil Fernando
    Emil Fernando Day ago

    what a talent

  • Efe Yaran
    Efe Yaran 2 days ago

    This guy is a god damn legend....

  • KeleentProductions
    KeleentProductions 4 days ago

    I wish true artisans like this lived forever.

  • DarkLingo
    DarkLingo 4 days ago

    great video!

  • Matt Contreras
    Matt Contreras 5 days ago

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

  • C B
    C B 5 days 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 Moumita
    Nahiyan Moumita 5 days ago


  • Kathleen J
    Kathleen J 6 days ago

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  • Malte Chr
    Malte Chr 9 days ago

    Wow.. You should send this to FIFA!

  • Jester Shoeman
    Jester Shoeman 11 days ago

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

  • Eduardo Parga
    Eduardo Parga 11 days ago

    Damn, your work is amazing.

  • Double G Gaming
    Double G Gaming 11 days 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 12 days 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 12 days ago

    this was marvellous congrats

  • wow kid
    wow kid 12 days ago

    Made in chine no made in Pakistan

  • wow kid
    wow kid 12 days ago

    Everything is good but futbool is fake ๐Ÿ“Œ

  • Ruben Craft
    Ruben Craft 12 days ago


  • Louis Wils
    Louis Wils 13 days ago

    This is amazing ! Well done !

  • Michael Rudkin
    Michael Rudkin 15 days ago

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

  • Omar Rafik
    Omar Rafik 15 days ago


  • Christopher Norton
    Christopher Norton 15 days ago

    You have crazy mad skills!!! Beautiful work!

  • The Family Woodworker
    The Family Woodworker 17 days ago

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

  • Raul Suhett de Morais
    Raul Suhett de Morais 18 days ago

    The whole process and the final product are so beautiful! Thank you very much for sharing!

  • Robby Conley
    Robby Conley 18 days ago

    Make a baseball

  • Imapuddles1
    Imapuddles1 18 days ago

    Looks great! You seem to to know a lot about the sport too. Good job!โ˜บ

  • Ramiro Rodriguez
    Ramiro Rodriguez 19 days ago

    Awesome work! You should have put the brand and World Cup logo.

  • dhesen09
    dhesen09 19 days ago

    Seriously I am absolutely impressed by your workmanship and editing skills. It is very fulfilling watching your videos. Keep it up.

  • TeddyBears xD
    TeddyBears xD 20 days ago

    DUDE WOW! Can you buy it?! Im on then!

  • yazan .palestinian
    yazan .palestinian 21 day ago


  • Virtu
    Virtu 21 day ago

    Make cleats out of wood

  • Daly Lamine
    Daly Lamine 21 day ago

    That was sooo amazing, keep it up ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™‹

  • brainfornothing
    brainfornothing 23 days ago

    Complicated, but you did it, And it's beautiful ! Thanks for sharing !

  • ThisIsMyYoutubeName - SWORDBLADE018

    Cool Top Replique-Textured Telstar 18!!! Great Build!

  • MOSY
    MOSY 24 days ago

    orospu evladฤฑ helal olsun lan ne gรผzel yaptฤฑn

  • DJ Scottdog
    DJ Scottdog 26 days ago

    amazing how shiny you got it without finish. I made a cherry wood scoop a few years ago thats beautiful

  • DeRailedJr
    DeRailedJr 27 days ago

    I just watched a 30 minute video!? HOW!?

  • a no limit person
    a no limit person 27 days ago

    how much is this worth if you are to sell it?

  • Mani Karamad
    Mani Karamad 28 days ago

    You have or you are such a talented editor

    THE FIRSTGUYHERE YT 28 days ago

    *Try to kick it*

  • Gajarajan
    Gajarajan 28 days ago

    wow nice

  • Zubaer Ahmad
    Zubaer Ahmad 29 days ago

    are u god?

    ASHK SAWARKAR Month ago

    i hope u didnt kick it to test if its round or not ๐Ÿ˜‚ extremely well made good job

  • MrMeow
    MrMeow Month ago

    this is so wholesome oml

  • Huynh Nguyen
    Huynh Nguyen Month ago

    Great job!

  • Cyclingmax HD
    Cyclingmax HD Month ago

    Loving the enthusiasm in ur voice๐Ÿ˜†

  • ahmad danish
    ahmad danish Month ago

    the way you talk make me sleepy ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Ninja Shadow
    Ninja Shadow Month ago +1

    Whatโ€™s with the voice..

  • art19194
    art19194 Month ago

    Thereโ€™s so much effort and intelligence been put in this๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  • Gonzalezz
    Gonzalezz Month ago

    I really just sat thru this whole thing ๐Ÿ’€

  • NetRunner 2077
    NetRunner 2077 Month ago

    True definition of an Artisan!

  • BongoseroPersa
    BongoseroPersa Month ago

    This is amazing! Congratulations to ur precision and brilliance

  • adam c
    adam c Month ago

    Amazing ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  • Ruben Bettencourt
    Ruben Bettencourt Month ago


  • Muhammad Hussein
    Muhammad Hussein Month ago

    What a beautiful art

  • itsmemario 007
    itsmemario 007 Month ago


  • KeRIIval
    KeRIIval Month ago

    He likes to roll ebonys๐Ÿ˜ถ

  • chillaryy
    chillaryy Month ago

    your voice is like if elevator music was a person.

  • Quinn Richardson
    Quinn Richardson Month ago

    Please talk a bit more exited with your voice overs... I like your content, but the voice over just lacks a bit of excitement...

  • Comet55was t
    Comet55was t Month ago

    Boring voice

  • voetbal12
    voetbal12 Month ago

    This is absolutely incredible

  • Vasa Mladenovic
    Vasa Mladenovic Month ago

    Is this a young comentator trying to sound rough and old? Cuz its cringey xd

  • Galactic tree
    Galactic tree Month ago

    I take my hat of you you man I have only just seen this video but now I'm going to watch loads of your videos liked and subscribed what a legend with you giving me tips and tricks for when I'm doing my woodwork in school you have been a big inspiration to me.

  • Aidrous Alhashemi
    Aidrous Alhashemi Month ago

    You sir, are amazing

  • Jody Beckers
    Jody Beckers Month ago

    Ur really cool

  • Bill Cosby
    Bill Cosby Month ago

    Mad lad

  • Jack Ellery
    Jack Ellery Month ago

    Incredible stuff

  • Jude Bower
    Jude Bower Month ago

    You are awesome

  • Heinz Ketchup
    Heinz Ketchup Month ago

    The telstar football has no relation to the satellite. Telstar, in this case, stands for television star. As it was used in the first televised world cup.

  • Heinz Ketchup
    Heinz Ketchup Month ago

    Only problem is that you didn't use a match ball, you used a retail ball. The match ball uses a different patterning stitching so the shapes of the panels are different.

  • Min 1066
    Min 1066 Month ago

    As ever Frank, you never disappoint! Splendid!!

  • jmbcorreia72
    jmbcorreia72 Month ago

    Awsome. How long did you take to finish this project?

  • verymoist bread
    verymoist bread Month ago

    I fall asleep to ur vids, your voice is so calm, and I just freakin love it

  • Stefan Goremandizer

    Panem et circenses;)
    Frank, you are awesome!

  • Mike Martin
    Mike Martin Month ago

    You're brilliant! I love your work. It's therapeutic!

  • Sebastian Remi
    Sebastian Remi Month ago

    you should have used the official match ball! the top replique model you used has too many pieces compared to the actual match ball! but still cool!

  • Denis the Balisong trainer

    Good video but your voice make me so sleepy

  • Donovan Wisdom
    Donovan Wisdom Month ago

    I am rarely shocked by how few subs a TheXvidr has. This channel is one of the best I have viewed, but you would never know it by the relatively low views/subs. Interesting content with top notch production. Really well done. Bravo.

  • Gentlecat
    Gentlecat Month ago

    Awesome, I have no words

  • Aidan O' Callaghan
    Aidan O' Callaghan Month ago


  • Ari :3
    Ari :3 Month ago

    Iโ€™m not lying this guy is like Bob Ross

  • Destruction Daily
    Destruction Daily Month ago

    Could've used the official pattern

  • Killeronix
    Killeronix Month ago

    The editing on this is so great

  • Mรฉtรฉtong 206

    Wow! So impressive!

    ABDOmORSITV Month ago

    Amazing ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Eric Yambao
    Eric Yambao Month ago

    Hi Frank! How would you make a really elegant cornhole board with scoring mechanisms without using electronics.

  • Brock Lewis
    Brock Lewis Month ago

    This video was beautiful start to finish

  • Lee Morris
    Lee Morris Month ago

    I was curious about where that name came from, we're actually launching the Telstar 18v satellite this month at SpaceX!

  • Steve Zubrowski
    Steve Zubrowski Month ago

    Wow, this is absolutely incredible and inspiring. Well done!

  • Pratyaksh Veer
    Pratyaksh Veer Month ago

    Y is thr dislike..a holes

  • Jeff Beecham
    Jeff Beecham Month ago

    Iโ€™ll never get used to watching him jerk his hand when using the radial arm saw.

  • Masimo
    Masimo Month ago

    holy shit you put alot of hard work on these. from the graphics, the stop motion rotation, to even the small edits and using a cleat cut out to push the wood. 100% im about to subscribe

  • Headmistress Black Rose

    U r so smart ad talented it's crazy!

  • The Dorks of Charleston

    Anyone else subscribe after seeing that unexpected stop motion clip??

  • Lucky Luck
    Lucky Luck Month ago

    Greate work! Men.
    You have my like.

  • waleed alwoheiby
    waleed alwoheiby Month ago

    Can I buy this?

  • rossco roots
    rossco roots Month ago +1

    The football boot push stick ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  • Frank Bennett-Barlow

    Simple incredible!!

  • Shawn C
    Shawn C Month ago

    I've done work on scroll saws to create some of my own masterpieces and even on that scale, some of the more intricate ones take double the time. I can't imagine working something like that from start to finish. That's not hours....that's days. Amazing work!

  • KingNoob
    KingNoob Month ago

    How much do you want for it๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚