Making a wooden ball bearing on the lathe, patterned after regular steel ball bearings.

Using my homemade lathe:

I was inspired to play around with making a wooden ball bearing after Peter Collin mae a "sit and spin" with a wood and marble ball bearing for our baby Harriet:


    • Димас Олейников
      Димас Олейников

      Супер красиво.Много полезного можно взять с видео

      about 7 days ago
    • барыжанин

      Ква,ква...блять...педораст нерусский....

      about 8 days ago
    • Israel Clareti Soares
      Israel Clareti Soares

      Parabéns Pelo trabalho ficou muito bom.

      about 11 days ago
    • Dennis Weber
      Dennis Weber

      One word sums it up--------WOW

      about 12 days ago
    • Daniel Morton
      Daniel Morton

      Good job

      about 15 days ago
    • yossariancomplex

      He made a ball race, not a ball bearing.

      about 18 days ago
    • Matthias Wandel
      Matthias Wandel In reply to yossariancomplex

      Look up ball bearing on wikipedia

      about 18 days ago
    • Carlos Acosta
      Carlos Acosta

      Este señor es un genio

      about 26 days ago
    • Salvador menacho
      Salvador menacho


      about 26 days ago
    • daniel koresh
      daniel koresh

      2:17 almost injured your fingers!!
      U got a blind spot righet there!

      about 27 days ago
    • FrnnkEducation

      And now to listen to all the armchair engineering geniuses

      about 1 month ago
    • Дмитрий Андриенко
      Дмитрий Андриенко

      Когда коту нечего делать он жопу лижет

      about 1 month ago
    • Joao Bastista Fereira
      Joao Bastista Fereira

      um artista

      about 1 month ago
    • апраим чутуев
      апраим чутуев

      с таким инструментом я то же смогу много чего придумать да же лучше

      about 1 month ago
    • Charlie Cassar
      Charlie Cassar

      J5₩ kr

      about 1 month ago
    • G Frank
      G Frank

      I commend your ingenuity. However your safety practices need some work. Watching you work with your table saw made me cringe. Your fingers were only millimeters from the rotating saw blade. Let me share my own experiences with you. It takes only a fraction of a second, for a accident to happen. I got my left thumb badly injured in a kick back accident on a table saw. It was my own negligence that caused the accident. Which could have been avoided. After the surgeon cleaned and reassembled, and stitched my thumb back together. It took approximately 3 months to heal. Please take my advice. Keep your fingers and thumbs away from all moving parts and blades. Use jiggs and push sticks when using saws and Sanders. Good luck with your future projects. And happy and safe wood working. GF1 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯👍👍👍👍👍👍👍🙈🙊🙉🙈🙊😎

      about 1 month ago
    • Vượng Lê Đức
      Vượng Lê Đức


      about 1 month ago
    • Nam Vớ Vẩn
      Nam Vớ Vẩn

      very good..

      about 1 month ago
    • Николай Рыкачев
      Николай Рыкачев

      Ха-ха, офигенно!

      about 1 month ago
    • Edi Susanto
      Edi Susanto


      about 1 month ago
    • Robert Schaeffer
      Robert Schaeffer

      Matthias,,,you have a lot of determination...Jerry Fielding has a double top bench he mentioned you might put a spin on in your style...

      about 1 month ago
    • waner jacques bressane
      waner jacques bressane


      about 1 month ago
    • Bilal Karcı
      Bilal Karcı

      eminim bir gün ağaçtan jet motoru yaparsınız

      about 1 month ago
    • Tim Hill
      Tim Hill

      That’s an absolutely marbleous bearing. Seriously though I don’t see this as just a gimmick. In a future world civilisation could crumble and we might be forced to live a low tech existence or for people who would rather not be part of the system and live off the grid this is useful. These bearings are not going to rust and could be good for outdoor applications like wind powered water pumps or bearings for a large drum type composter. If you’re intending to explore mechanics with wood then I would suggest that you make yourself some 30 degree V blocks as they are more stable when holding circular parts than the 45 degree type that is most common in metal work but also because what you make out of wood is most likely going to be bigger than the equivalent in metal and the 30 degree V blocks will keep round objects lower which is good if you are holding them under a drill press.

      about 1 month ago
    • 3dmixer


      about 1 month ago
    • sothathappened

      frickin awesome end result!

      about 2 months ago
    • lakshmanan r lakshmanan r
      lakshmanan r lakshmanan r

      your idea is awesome duet

      about 2 months ago
    • Julian Adams
      Julian Adams

      You can't imagine how hilarious this video was to someone like myself who spent an entire career working for a company making metal bearings! As I watched the video, I kept thinking that the solution for your inner race problem (you used the correct terminology for the bearing parts) was to make it in two pieces. I think you might be the first person I've ever seen make something on a lathe other than a damn bowl or vase. I'm amazed at what you can do with wood. Entertaining video in more ways than one!

      about 2 months ago
    • chazmaz zing
      chazmaz zing

      Very clever ! Thanks for the video

      about 2 months ago
    • James Richardson
      James Richardson

      Excellent video

      about 2 months ago
    • Ronaldo Saad
      Ronaldo Saad

      Simplicity and ingenuity. The 2 ingredients to make a genius !!! Congrats !!!!!!

      about 3 months ago