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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 05-10-2014 09:18 AM 1391 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Years ago, a veteran wood turner in our club, had demonstrated turning a cube mounted on the lathe by its two opposite corners. Since then it was always in my mind to do it myself. I did not have a suitable blank for that project, so I laminated some off cuts including plywood to make 12×12x12 cm cube. Also, I built two special cups to hold the cube between centres. I glued one of them to the cube to enable me to hollow it. To display it in best way, I turned a tripod stand and a lid from red gum. The tripod was a project by itself and needed turning and carving work. I spent really good time from the start to finish.

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

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#1 posted 05-10-2014 09:28 AM

You make it look easy…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 05-10-2014 10:16 AM

Very nice same, you have made a stack of laminated woods turned into a beautiful project…great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#3 posted 05-10-2014 10:20 AM

She is a beauty mate. Got it all ticked. Look, innovation, complexity and finish. Thumbs up!!!

-- Dave -

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#4 posted 05-10-2014 10:31 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Bob Collins

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#5 posted 05-10-2014 10:44 AM

I like that one Sam, great work with the laminating and the contrasting red gum. Nice turning.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#6 posted 05-10-2014 10:45 AM

Hi Sam. Great unique turning. Thanks for showing how you did it, too. That is always interesting on a cool piece such as this. I love the orientation of the planes of the laminations and the very sweet display stand..

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 05-10-2014 01:48 PM

Excellent work Sam.

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#8 posted 05-10-2014 01:50 PM

As always, Sam, you have created another magnificent piece. Thanks for adding the “how to” details.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 05-10-2014 02:50 PM

You are always doing what seems to be the impossible,amazing turning.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 05-10-2014 05:30 PM

Incredible work. I study it for a while, leave the page then come back for more. I can’t wait til I’m good enough to do woodworking purely for art. I’ve got a very long way to go. Thanks for sharing!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#11 posted 05-10-2014 10:14 PM

Really cool piece Sam, I can see you at down & thought about this one before turning the lathe on, well done again Mate

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 05-10-2014 11:49 PM

Awesome Sam.

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

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#13 posted 05-11-2014 12:08 AM

You never cease to amaze us, Sam ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 05-11-2014 04:45 AM

That is very amazing, will have to try it sometime, thanks for sharing

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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