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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 01-04-2011 02:02 PM 3915 views 31 times favorited 50 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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....

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#1 posted 01-04-2011 02:05 PM

Unbelievably gorgeous turning art Sam! Wow! Love this.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#2 posted 01-04-2011 02:14 PM

Yes, it is stunning. I may just have to do one for myself.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#3 posted 01-04-2011 02:27 PM

Damn amazing Sam, what a great start to 2011. Unlike Rance I WON”T be trying to do one. Beautiful piece of work.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#4 posted 01-04-2011 02:31 PM

that’s very cool Sam!

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#5 posted 01-04-2011 02:32 PM

Simply amazing. You guys are giving a newbie turner like myself a lot of inspiration and things to aspire to.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#6 posted 01-04-2011 02:38 PM

Fantastis Sam! I can only aspire to obtain the patience that it takes to put something like this together. Beautiful!

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#7 posted 01-04-2011 02:53 PM

After seeing two of them I still cant get over how cool these are. Simply WOW!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 01-04-2011 03:09 PM

I just want to touch it. That’s awesome.

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#9 posted 01-04-2011 03:16 PM

That is super cool, Looks like you had some fun making it.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 01-04-2011 03:35 PM

very cool segmentation

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#11 posted 01-04-2011 03:42 PM

I love it sam, great choice of woods,great execution

-- jim nevada

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#12 posted 01-04-2011 03:44 PM

One of the neatest projects that I have ever seen. Nice job Sam!

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#13 posted 01-04-2011 04:11 PM


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 01-04-2011 04:28 PM

Very cool Sammy! Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 01-04-2011 04:53 PM

Wow !!! That is really cool. Would love to see a step by step on this one.

Thanks for posting.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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