I re-draw this plan today to send it as blog to anyone who may accept to have a go. It is a complicated laminated project but the result is rewarding. The Vase was the first of few of this kind which I call ” 8 ring vases or bowls. You can see them in my project pages as Closed Eight Link Chain Bowl, page 2 and The Twin, page 4. You may notice slight differences. In the first one, the rings were sitting on the top of each other. In the following vases the rings are inside each other making a closed chain around the vase.( another long story)
The plan of today is the easy one, where the rings leaning on each other.
Now, it is a bit hard for me to explain it in words, but I think if you were in a level of turning such difficult objects, you would understand my plan just by looking at it. It is a cross cut section of the vase or a bird eye view. You can change the size of your attepmted project by changing the length and width of the segments and keeping all the angles as they are.
I numbered the parts from 1 to 7 which are, in the same time, the number of the gluing steps you have to follow. So, from inside out, gluing steps are:
Step 1- glue parts 1, 2 and 3 in a long form and start cuting it at 67.5 degrees to 8 segments and glue them to form the first ring which is in fact three layer ring.
Step 2- glue part 4 only.
Step 3- glue part 5 and then part 6 and last part #7
For the thin parts #2 and 4 and 6, I used plywood.
GOOD LUCK everyone.
NOTE: YOU CAN SEE THIS VASE IN MY PROJECTS, PAGE # 1 OR CLICK ON:
-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....