|Project by Sam Shakouri||posted 01-04-2011 02:02 PM||4162 views||31 times favorited||50 comments|
I missed the first doughnut alot after I sold it two years ago, so I decided to make the second one but out of rock maple and padauk. I used the same chucks I made for the first one and by knowing, in advance, all the steps, I saved alot of time and head scratching.
Photo #3: The chuck I made to hold it on the lathe from outside and it showed how I squeezed it by using aroud 20 huge ruber bands. This plywood chuck was attached to a normal face chuck. This allowed me to turn only one quarter of the doughnut.
Photo #4: The chuck I made to hold it on the lathe from the centre. This allowed me to turn the outside quarter. Clearlly, I had to repeat these two steps to finish turning the two sides.
Photp #5: Shows the smallest unit (144 pieces of each timber) and one out of 24 rings to build the big one.
SIZE: 300mm in diameter.
I finished it just before the end of last year and the first project for 2011 is still in process.
-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....