A Nested Spheres, sometimes called a Chinese Ball, was popularized and documented by David Springett in his book, .
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How it works
Notes on making one
- Some OT Ideas by (unknown). Ornamental Turners International Newsletter, Volume 8, No. 1 - Spring, 2001, pg. 2
- Turning Chinese Balls by David Arnold. Ornamental Turners International Newsletter, Volume 12, No. 2 - May, 2005, pg. 2
- Variations on a Theme: The Chinese Ball by Claude Lethiecq. Ornamental Turners International Newsletter, Volume 7, No. 3 - Winter, 2000, pg. 3
- (2010) by Jeremy Soulsby (an English translation of Louis-Eloy Bergeron's 1792 book)
- (2013) by Claude Lethiecq. This paper is a great follow-up to the work done by Springett.
- (1881) by John Jacob Holtzapffel.
- (2005) by David Springett.
- This interview with Claude Lethiecq about Chinese nested spheres was recorded at the 2010 AAW symposium.
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