Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Steel Bearing Ring / by Steven Wyatt

Ever since I made the Sr-71 Blackbird Titanium and USS North Carolina Deck Teak ring a year ago, customers have regularly contacted me to commission similar rings with their own custom fantasy aircraft/vehicle parts (A-10 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang, you get the idea)  Unfortunately, I have no better idea how to source famous aircraft parts than the average person.  Furthermore, this type of thing really isnt what I do!  All of my typical offerings include a wood component.  I am, above all, a woodworker.

Nevertheless, when a customer contacts me with both the awesome idea AND resources/ appropriate parts in-hand, I will absolutely do my best to make whatever project they have in mind happen.  Luckily for us both, the customer who commissioned this Blackhawk ring had this stainless steel bearing to work with.  I have no idea what function it serves in the helicopter. But it makes a fine ring.  Without further delay:

 

Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Steel Bearing Ring Completed

Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Steel Bearing Ring Completed

Some build pics:

The Black Hawk bearing, untouched.

The Black Hawk bearing, untouched.

Mounted on the lathe.

Mounted on the lathe.

Flattening out.

Flattening out.

No joke, if you can source parts from a mission-flown SpaceX rocket, that is MY fantasy project.  Contact me, Mr. Musk!