Customs: Filing down spherical objects

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  1. pilot00

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    As the title suggests, I need advice on how to file down a few cms a certain spherical object without compromissing its shape if at all possible. Surprisingly as a modeler and molder I had never run into this issue so I am not aware if there is a technique to go with it or any specialised tools. Shoot me with your ideas.
     
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    Ball joint or dome?
    For ball joints, I usually take a small piece of fine grit sandpaper, drape it over the top and squeeze it tight, then rotate the piece around while applying pressure from all sides. Works wonders.
     
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    It does function like a ball joint. Now that I read my first post I didnt clarify what it is right? Well its the ball that sockets on the G1 Optimus Prime repair drone crane. Sand paper eh? Kinda though of that but I wasnt sure if its effective.


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