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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 76 days ago 1016 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In the last few days, I was busy in my shed to save a camphor laurel blank that was chopped by axe and turned to hopeless shape and rejected by many wood turners but its beautiful grain made me to think twice and I found the way to save it. Here I am with a nice bowl out of that blank which was about to be used as fire wood for this cold winter.

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





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savannah505

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#1 posted 76 days ago

From ugly duckling to a beautiful swan. Nice job Sam.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Roman Hrytsak

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#2 posted 76 days ago

Hi Sam, I’m glad you took the cold of an Australian winter to carve this beautiful bowl. It was worth the sacrifice!
Roman

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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sras

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#3 posted 76 days ago

Nice save! Great looking firewood!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Tomoose

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#4 posted 76 days ago

beautiful grain on that piece – nice save!

Tom

-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 76 days ago

Beautiful bowl, Sam

You ‘Saved’ a good one! :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 76 days ago

It’s a beautiful piece and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 76 days ago

Wow, Sam. An amazingly beautiful piece. Nice save!!......................Jim

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

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mikethetermite

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#8 posted 76 days ago

Beautiful piece Sam, as always nice work.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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Porchfish

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#9 posted 76 days ago

Glad you didn’t burn it in your fireplace Sam, or perhaps what is camphor wood in your neck of the woods isn’t the same as the camphor here in the US south. Here folks are warned against burning it in their fireplaces. The Ag Extension folks warn that burning that beautifully figured wood will give off harmful gas (camphor oil residue even in well seasoned wood is still prevalent). I have turned a lot of Camphor wood in my day and the color and figure is absolutely amazing ! Nice vessel Sam !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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hunter71

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#10 posted 76 days ago

Bet it would still burn….LOL great job Sam.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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oldnovice

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#11 posted 76 days ago

Good save, beautiful results … intuition comes in handy in woodworking again!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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TerryDowning

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#12 posted 76 days ago

Great save, nicely turned sir.

-- - Terry

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lew

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#13 posted 76 days ago

Beautiful, Sam! Is that a segmented ring for the top?

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

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peteg

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#14 posted 76 days ago

Lovely rich piece of timber Sam turned & finished to your usual very high standard :)
Pete

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

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degoose

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#15 posted 76 days ago

Got to love the grain in Camphor…

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

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