Two materials and a weird fastener

This week’s assignment was to joint two different materials by using a fastener, I decided to work with pine and with cork in order to generate a shape around a central axis.

 Materials and cuts

Materials and cuts

I started by drawing the shapes in both materials and cutting them with an utility knife in the case of the cork and with the band saw and sanding in the case of the wooden base. Y also made a hole in the middle of each one of the pieces in order to use this weird fastener that I found in the shop, which has two different levels.

 Stacking layers of cork

Stacking layers of cork

 Cutting the wooden base

Cutting the wooden base

I used the first level to screw into the wood and the second level to joint the 5 layers of cork that I have previously cut. Once they were all together I screw together the two separate levels in order to generate a concentric shape of two different materials.

 Assembly process

Assembly process

The final result is the union of two different materials by using a mechanical joint, which can be de assembled in order to take all the pieces apart and the shape is intent to simulate elements of the nature such as as flowers.

 Final result side view

Final result side view

 Final Result side view

Final Result side view