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Ball turning

the turning of arms or legs on furniture to make them resemble a continuous row of balls.
Historical Examples

The Gate Table on the same page with eight legs is a good example of ball turning.
Chats on Cottage and Farmhouse Furniture Arthur Hayden

A simple attachment for ball turning in an ordinary lathe is shown in Fig. 1253.
Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II Joshua Rose

Rifles should not be too deeply indented; only so much as to prevent the ball turning round within the barrel.
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure


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