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Artistic Turning - Ball in Ball

The balls in the ball, also known as Chinese balls, are turned from a single solid piece of wood....
The balls in the ball, also known as Chinese balls, are turned from a single solid piece of wood. In their hollow interior are additional free-moving balls with an increasingly small diameter. A wooden cube is first turned into a solid ball. By breaking through at several points that meet at the centre of the ball, we use the profile ball tool to turn out each ball from the base ball. In the course we will produce four balls inside of one another.
An additional and significant component of the course is the low-cost production of a ball chuck, without which the ball shape could not be made. This chuck is specially fitted to the ball diameter, is not easy to find, and is also rather expensive. Furthermore, you will learn to regrind standard turning tools.
The star in the ball, a variant of the Chinese ball, is made as a secondary item on the course. Additionally, we will turn a presentation pedestal for every ball shape, e.g. with a captive ring. Each participant will prepare two ball shapes.
  • If you buy a woodworking lathe for more than €2000 from DICTUM, we will give you a voucher worth €150 for a woodturning course of your choice.
More information on the workshop instructor

Reinhart Beck

Qualified sculptor, turner and joiner, Reinhart Beck is a devotee of nature and the raw material wood. He is one of the last remaining craftsmen who still practises filigree turning professionally. A passionate mountain and ski guide, Reinharts work has been reported on in numerous magazines and TV shows. He specialises in artistic ball-in-ball woodturning.Reinhart Beck

More information on the workshop location

Workshop-centre Niederalteich

A haven for traditional crafts!

A mere 10 minutes drive from our company headquarters in Metten, it is situated idyllically between the river Danube and the Natural Reserve Bavarian Forest and offers ideal conditions for undisturbed creative work.

The former stable of the Monastery Niederaltaich is optimally equipped with

  • Bench room,
  • Turning workshop,
  • Sharpening room,
  • Machine room,
  • Kitchen and Sanitary rooms.


St. Ursulaweg 19
94557 Niederalteich

More info on our Workshop location Niederalteich
  • QualifikationAdvanced woodturning skills and knowledge
  • InfoMaterial included (€40)
  • Participants6
  • Language_LongGerman
  • InstructorReinhart Beck
  • Duration3 days
  • Appointment16.07 - 18.07.2016
  • Time09.00 - 18.00
  • SeminarortSt.-Ursulaweg 19
    94557 Niederalteich
Workshop no. KU2761601
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€489.00 pro Teilnehmer

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Additional course dates available on request - our lines are open Monday till Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm by telephone on + 49-(0)991-9109-909 or via email to
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Course No. Date End Location Price  
Kursnnummer: KU2761601
Beginn: 7/16/16
Ende: 7/18/16
Ort: Niederalteich
Price: €489.00

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