What do retired PhDs do with free time and random crap? They make DIY globes, obviously. That’s what Flickr user Davesbit did. He used the Generic Mapping Tools project, an old beach ball, and spare parts from an old table to create this amazing DIY globe.
DIY globes aren’t the easiest home project. You can check out Davesbit’s process in the gallery. Read more at the links below; they may inspire you to make your own.