You guys may remember me from a few years ago. I made and sold glass ball tops. I’ve been stymied by the fact that I need a bigger drill press, and have never been able to justify the expense of buying one and immediately ruining it by running water all over it. So I gave it up.
Meanwhile, last fall I got back into touch with some stick builders here at SRK, and with butteroj who got me going again. The result is in this auction. It is literally one-of-a-kind, I’m almost certain it is the only thing like it in existence.
It is, however, imperfect. It has a slight gearshift-knob syndrome when you install it (it isn’t a perfectly centered insert), and the bottom had a nasty chip that came out of it as I was boring the hole. Neither impacts the playability.
I have a few more stone balls waiting to be bored - but they take time, a steady hand, and just well - a lot of work. They aren’t cheap to buy either, so I won’t be making a whole lot of these. I’m starting the auction off less than what I bought the stone ball for. Don’t know what a fair price is, so I’ll let the market bear that out. Not being greedy - these things are hard to make and expensive.
So if you want something one-of-a-kind, have at it. I have another rose quartz, one clear quartz, and a larger soapstone I’ll be putting up later on. I can’t give pre-orders on those because to be blunt, there’s no promise they’ll come out usable. As I have stuff made I’ll put them up. But for now: