Wooden candidates for planets

Here are some wooden balls I bought to make the planets with. I only bought three sizes since that’s what hobby lobby had. The plans mention rolling them out of clay but this is woodworking! They need to be made of wood. If I had more initiative, I’d get some chunks of various species and turn them on a lathe but for now, these will do.

 

A couple of them have some noticeable grain so those might make passable facsimiles for Jupiter and Saturn with a little stain on them.

I’m trying to get over to my friend’s house tomorrow to cut some gear prototypes but he’s pretty busy – he’s volunteered to mentor the local high school robotics team and it’s robot season.

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