Open Segmented Stabilizer

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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 01-21-2015 09:37 AM 1774 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The tall glass vase was easy to turn over and needed a stabilizer and i came with this idea. I used open segmented turning method of 240 pieces. The timber is unknown and given to me as package of long and thin strip, by a friend who said ” I know you can make something out of this”. After nearly one year, I made this thing.
NOTE: I wished to send more pictures, but they were rejected with a note that I could send only 5mb photo. It happened for the first time on L J.

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

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#1 posted 01-21-2015 10:18 AM

What a great idea Sam, really like the open segmenting, That glass will never tip over again, well done, a really
great piece. That is nice rose Sam is it from your garden?

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

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#2 posted 01-21-2015 02:36 PM

Thanks for the share Sam ! a lot of the time we overlook what is right under our nose while looking for exotic material. Nicely done ,(as usual) thanks for letting us in for a while !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#3 posted 01-21-2015 02:43 PM

Another neat solution to a problem, Sam!

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

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#4 posted 01-21-2015 03:46 PM

Nice design Sam! Very effective and attractive.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 01-21-2015 04:10 PM

Very cool piece, Sam

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

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#6 posted 01-21-2015 06:52 PM


That’s a really UNIQUE COOL design!

You just keep on doing such GREAT stuff with a Lathe… you’re astounding!

Must have been ONE COOL Glue-Up!

Thank you!

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

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#7 posted 01-21-2015 07:04 PM

WOW thats kewl, great execution

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#8 posted 01-21-2015 09:11 PM

Wow that’s a tricky vase holder Sam, fabulous mate

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

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#9 posted 01-22-2015 03:19 AM

Great idea Sam

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

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#10 posted 01-22-2015 06:51 AM

nice work!

-- 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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#11 posted 01-24-2015 01:27 PM

Another really fine Sam Shakouri creation, always thinking out of the box!

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

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