|Project by Sam Shakouri||posted 03-15-2011 06:52 AM||1837 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
I designed and turned The Planet Earth on high gyroscopic stand because I wanted to produce something to be displayed directly on the ground.
Altogether it is 110 cm tall and the globe alone is 33cm in dia. and made of 392p. of Tassie oak, 396p of red gum veneer to make the longitudes, 16 rings of very thin plywood to make letitudes and one ring of abony to distinguish The Equator.
The legs are made of black beens and the other parts made of unkown second hand floring timber.
It took me more than three months to finish it.
Photo 6: Compare the size of this project with the turner’s size, I’m 167cm tall or short.
-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....