LumberJocks I have met... #4: One good turn...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 06-25-2011 12:45 AM 6528 reads 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Or actually many good turns…

While in Sydney recently, I was fortunate enough to catch up with a fellow LumberJock, Sam Shakouri who is a member of the Sydney Woodturners… check out there site...

This man is one of the most talented wood turners I have met..

I am holding one of Sam’s turnings, a soccer ball, in my hand…

Many have turned some beautiful work, but only a few have taken segmented turning into the 3D world…

Just a few more pics..

This vase is made from plywood… incredible…

Sam is an amazing man and a very generous one too… When we finally met after such a long time as internet buddies, Sam presented me with a beautiful pen he had turned… as a momento of our meeting…

Sam even grew a few inches for this photo…

With more of Sam’s handiwork with Plywood in the foreground…
Thank you Sam… and look forward to catching up with you next year…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 06-25-2011 01:14 AM

Nice looking turnings.

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#2 posted 06-25-2011 01:22 AM

Sam is a great bloke. I met him 2 years ago at the Sydney show, His turnings are amazing.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 06-25-2011 01:36 AM

That guy really has some REAL TECHNIQUES he has learned to do!

Just awesome!

Can you imagine the Technique involved to glue-up a Soccer Ball?!

That is thinking outside of the Box!


Quite a display!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 06-25-2011 01:59 AM

Some great turnings. Nice Bloke indeed.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 06-25-2011 02:32 AM

Wow the soccer ball is unreal, thanks for posting Wilson

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#6 posted 06-25-2011 03:06 AM


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#7 posted 06-25-2011 06:42 AM

Incredible. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#8 posted 06-25-2011 12:18 PM

In fact, meeting Larry last weekend was my highlight in the big show. We were looking for each other in the crowd until we met. He is very nice man who I have the honour to meet in a commen interest place like the timber show. Thanks Larry for the photos and words.
Also, I would like to thank all L Js who commented on Larry’s blog. You made me feel realy few inches taller without any box to climb up.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#9 posted 06-25-2011 03:15 PM

Absolutely incredibly beautiful turnings.
Joe said he couldn’t imagine the glue up of the soccer ball. He**, I can’t even fathom the math and the stock cutting, let alone the glue up. My head hurts just thinking about it.
Fantastic, amazing work! You don’t need a box, my friend. You stand head and shoulders above, as it is!
And a BIG thanks to Larry for posting his photos and story. This visual treat absolutely makes my day…nay, my WEEK!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#10 posted 06-25-2011 04:32 PM

Great meeting of two craftsmen. Sam specializes in round eye candy and Larry prefers the flat version.
Looking over the projects of these two men makes you realize that they are real artisans who not only
like woodworking, but can express their feelings in wooden masterpieces. Thank both of you for sharing
your talent with us.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#11 posted 06-25-2011 04:38 PM

That 3D segmented vase is unbelievable. Thanks to Sam for making it and you for showing it.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 07-18-2011 02:38 AM

Hey… That Sam is THE MAN Sam!!

Thank you Sam!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#13 posted 10-01-2011 06:32 PM

Do you sell the wooden soccer balls?

-- John

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#14 posted 04-05-2013 11:02 PM

أنا أفتخر بجميع الأعمال وأفتخر أيضاً مستر سام صديقي

-- Waleed Waheed

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