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Tutorial ~ How To Make a Hollow Concrete Sphere

By rcn48
May 3, 2012

Concrete statuary in some of the gardens I've visited has always captivated me. Unfortunately most statuary I've priced is quite expensive and with my tight budget the chances were slim that any of these creations would ever find themselves in my gardens. However, several years ago I was intrigued when I stumbled upon instructions for making "hollow concrete spheres". I was pleased to learn the cost of materials is fairly inexpensive and last year successfully completed my first sphere. I'd like to show you how easy it is and hopefully inspire you to create your own hollow concrete sphere!

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Mar 2, 2012 6:46 AM CST
I've had the same book, and wondered how to crete a hallow sphere for a couple of years. I followed your instructions and WOW it worked. I am looking forward to setting my new creation in my garden this season. Thank you very much for your great step by step instructions. Judy G
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Mar 10, 2012 9:44 AM CST
Congratulations Judy!!! I tip my hat to you. Sorry I've been out of commission for the past week so just seeing your post. I'm hoping to take advantage of being disabled for a few weeks and get the second part of the tutorial finished - how to "close" your sphere, in case anyone doesn't want an opening. Green Grin!

Jun 3, 2014 12:43 PM CST
I was wondering if you did the tutorial on How to "close" your sphere. I am going to do my first sphere trying the tutorial but I need mine "closed" Any suggestions on how to close it if you don't have the tutorial? Thanks Confused

Jun 29, 2014 9:53 AM CST
leaving the ball inside would be the easiest way to make a closed sphere

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