|Project by Sam Shakouri||posted 1082 days ago||1638 views||8 times favorited||21 comments|
The World Cup 2010 fever has given me this idea of Planet Soccer. And I wanted it as big as my lathe could take. The ball only is 305mm dia. and made of African wenge and rock maple. With a gentle hand push, it goes around its self for sometime.
Photo 2: the first glueing process.
photo 3: shows how close it is to the lathe bed.
photo 4: compare its size with the official foot ball.
photp 5: shows how the ball bearings are buried inside the wooden wall.
photo 6: the ball from different angle.
-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....