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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 10-29-2014 09:13 AM 1308 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I’ve finished orange osage box with golden ringed hinge that allows to open the lid. For the first time I used a perfume bottle lid as a nob to help opening the box. It looks OK. This little box is made out of more than 144 pieces with wall thickness less than 10 mm.

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

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#1 posted 10-29-2014 10:15 AM

Beautiful box Sam! I never saw a hinge like that before, and that’s a lot of pieces for a box of that size! Do you harvest your Osage Orange or buy it already milled? When I was a boy we only had it in fence rows and used the wood for fence post. It is really hard isn’t it? Great job and,

Thanks for Sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 10-29-2014 10:44 AM

Thank for the comment. A retired wood turner friend gave me few logs sometime ago and I milled them myself. I hate the fact that it change the color later on. And the ringed hinges are in the market in many sizes.

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

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#3 posted 10-29-2014 11:30 AM

A great box Sam, like the way you used the perfume bottle top and the ringed hinge, they really add character to your work. You sure matched the many pieces well, must have been time consuming. Well done Sam.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 10-29-2014 12:31 PM

A real beauty Sam, and very interesting hinge.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 10-29-2014 01:34 PM

A very well turned and thought out piece.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 10-29-2014 02:01 PM

Another beautiful piece, Sam!

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

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#7 posted 10-29-2014 02:18 PM



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#8 posted 10-29-2014 03:14 PM

Very nice box, Sam. Thanks for the idea on the ringed hinge. I can see lots of applications for that!!..........Jim

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

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#9 posted 10-29-2014 07:13 PM

Very NICE, Sam!


You are SO GOOD!

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

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#10 posted 10-29-2014 08:43 PM

A glowing example of your skill, Sam.

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

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#11 posted 10-29-2014 11:44 PM

Sam, I continue to be delighted by how you keep pressing forward and trying new and innovative ideas. This is a delightful piece and anyone who has attempted any segmented turning KNOWS what this takes to accomplish.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#12 posted 10-30-2014 12:17 AM

Congratulations on a wonderful piece.
Your skill is truly amazing.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#13 posted 10-30-2014 02:21 AM

Awesome box. Looks like a genie should pop out ;-)

-- 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 10-30-2014 02:46 AM

Looks good Sam

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#15 posted 10-30-2014 08:38 PM

What a truly unique piece Sam, lots of interesting features to make it stand alone
very nice

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

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