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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 02-11-2015 11:41 AM 1909 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A small piece of plywood with very thin layers caught my attention. I decided to do something out of it and this was the result, 15 mm thick wooden feathers. They are enough to slice them in half to double them. Now I am looking for any idea of what to do with them. Any suggestion, please?

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

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#1 posted 02-11-2015 02:36 PM

Very creative!

Maybe you can build a plywood Bush Turkey ;^)

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

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#2 posted 02-11-2015 03:12 PM

Inlay them!

-- If you are going to make it, make it last.

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#3 posted 02-11-2015 03:40 PM

Very cool idea! I like the inlay suggestion.

Please post what you end up doing with them.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#4 posted 02-11-2015 04:12 PM

a long time a go I use to carve fathers close to yours and put cup hooks on them to hang by the door to put your keys on . I for got to say a tie little piece of leather to hang it by.

Baamaapii ( till next time ) Nimkee

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#5 posted 02-11-2015 05:45 PM

I also vote inlay.

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#6 posted 02-11-2015 07:50 PM

That is a novel idea! How about making these

-- 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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#7 posted 02-11-2015 10:11 PM

what if you carve a pillow , then fill it with your down not sure of the comfort level you will have…but you asked….lol, i really do like the feathers….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 02-11-2015 11:29 PM

Make a Mobil for a baby’s crib.

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#9 posted 02-12-2015 12:01 AM

Novel bit of work here Sam real hard case mate, not sure what to suggest you do with them but maybe I send over one of our Kiwi birds & see if you glue them on might be able to get them to fly

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

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#10 posted 02-12-2015 12:55 AM

Inlay would look good or make a vase to suit.

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

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#11 posted 02-12-2015 01:07 AM

In the summer, you could hire someone to fan you with them when it’s hot!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#12 posted 02-12-2015 06:10 AM

Your always coming up with something different Sam, nice idea but I have no suggestions for the use. You would look good in an Indian Headdress as suggested above. Keep them coming mate.

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

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#13 posted 02-13-2015 06:22 AM

Crazy Man… Crazy!

More COOL from Sam… The Man…

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#14 posted 02-13-2015 09:22 AM

To be artist, you have to be a bit crazy. Right?

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

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#15 posted 02-15-2015 12:14 AM

Sam, beautifully crafted!! How about mounting them on a suitable background of a nice peaceful colour and framing the whole thing as a picture. It would look very nice. You could call your creation, “Floating Feathers”.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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