1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. ATTENTION FORUM MEMBERS!

    Guest, if you have not yet updated your forum bookmark to a secure log in connection, please delete your unsecure book and add the following secure bookmark: https://www.aawforum.org/community/index.php

    You can dismiss this notice by clicking the X in the upper right of the notice box.

    Dismiss Notice

How to make Isometric Cube

Discussion in 'Tutorials and Tips' started by Walt, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. Walt

    Walt

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2006
    Messages:
    49
    Location (City & State):
    Hanford, Ca
    Howdy, Here is how I made the Isometric cubes for my Geo Segmented Bowl.

    The Isometric Cubes are individually cut and glued together as a cube and then I glued cubes together. I start off by cutting strips 3/8†thick and 1/2†wide of each wood species. Then using a table saw sled I cross cut them at a 30 degree angle and 1/2†long. This produces the diamond shape. It is important that the length and width are equal. You could cut three diamond shaped strips, glue them together then cut them to the desired thickness but this would produce cubes with end grain and I did not want that. The cubes for the bottom of the bowl were then glued together to cover a 4†diameter circle.

    The cube sides for the top rim needed to trimmed so that the sides were not parallel but rather at a 5 degree angle to their centerline. I made another sled with "V" shaped cradles on each side of the saw kerf angled at 5 degrees. Again I glued cubes together to form segments of three and then glued the segments together until the ring was completed. I filled in with the Rosewood wedges inside and out. I did allot of experimentation and this process seamed to work best for me. I have to add that I used a 4†Dremel table saw to cut the small pieces from the strips. The blade has a 1/16†kerf which keeps the waist down, provide more control and I felt a safer process. I hope this helps.

    Walt

    (moderator edit to add link to Walt's bowl)
    Geo Segmented Bowl is pictured here
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 2, 2006
  2. pencheff

    pencheff

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2005
    Messages:
    224
    Location (City & State):
    Lancaster, PA
    Home Page:
    Thanks!

    Thanks a bunch Walt. I will no doubt be trying my hand at this soon. The results are so M.C. Escher-esque I love it! :p
     
  3. underdog

    underdog

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2005
    Messages:
    451
    Location (City & State):
    North Georgia
    Walt,

    I'm wondering how you glued these up? Do you clamp them all at once? Do you run them in strips? Or what?

    I've tried to do stuff like this before and it seems like you need an eight handed monkey to assist.... :D
     
  4. Walt

    Walt

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2006
    Messages:
    49
    Location (City & State):
    Hanford, Ca
    Jim, I glued the three pieces of each cube at a time. I used CA. When the glue dried, they would need a little clean up then they were ready to be glued to another cube. It did take a while, but I like the effect.

    Walt
     
  5. Malcolm Tibbetts

    Malcolm Tibbetts

    Joined:
    May 21, 2004
    Messages:
    397
    Location (City & State):
    South Lake Tahoe, CA
    Home Page:
    Walt, if this was only your 6th segmented bowl, I would say that you definitely show a lot of potential for not only advancing your own work, but in helping to advance the field of segmented turning as a whole. Thanks for sharing and good luck with your future projects
     
  6. Hickory

    Hickory

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2006
    Messages:
    1
    Location (City & State):
    Burlington, Iowa
    That bowl absolutely blows me away!
     

Share This Page