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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 05-13-2015 06:46 AM 2152 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

QT is the smallest soccer ball I have ever turned, 100 mm in diameter. It looks so cute that everyone loves it very much. The size, seemingly, is the reason for the people to fall in love with it, more than anything else. Same angles, same principle and same effort of building a soccer ball. All I did was reducing the size of the 32 pieces to % 50.

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

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#1 posted 05-13-2015 07:51 AM

That is a beauty Sam, you sure create some great work. Can see why people love it. Do you want to share the angles, I would love to make one or try to. Thanks for showing mate.

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

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#2 posted 05-13-2015 08:29 AM

Sure, Bob. Hexagon at 69.2 degrees and pentagon at 75.3 degrees. NOTE: It is not easy project. All angles must be exactly like they are mentioned above. the H and P must be correctly drawn and cut. Good luck.

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

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#3 posted 05-13-2015 09:40 AM

Your right, not an easy project to get correct. I know, I tried one once. You have done a terrific job Sam. You are one talented guy. Looks great in any size.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#4 posted 05-13-2015 11:08 AM

Sam, that is magnificent!!!!!! Quite fascinating to look at. It gives the impression that it would roll and bounce….......Great work Sam. You are a true Artist.



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

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#5 posted 05-13-2015 11:36 AM

Thanks Sam, accuracy is not my best subject but it sure is a challenge for the future. Thanks for sharing, I have always admired your work, your the master.

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

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#6 posted 05-13-2015 12:21 PM

Sam, that is a cutie (QT).. like 2 1/2”...........Nice work as usual!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you have fixtures made to hold the wood at these precise angles and then just flip the parts to 5 or 6 positions on the saw?

Every time I look at one of these it starts a challenge in my head just to accomplish this.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#7 posted 05-13-2015 12:27 PM

You are soccer ball master,and segmented turning master….no question ! Nice Sam !

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

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#8 posted 05-13-2015 02:53 PM

Nice job Sam

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 05-13-2015 07:25 PM

Awesome project!

-- 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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#10 posted 05-13-2015 09:44 PM

Phew Sam this is getting tricky stuff, I can appreciate the accuracy required for a 4” ball.
Fabulous result as usual Mate.

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

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#11 posted 05-14-2015 12:03 AM

Great work, Sam… as usual!

How do you turn a Ball like that?
... I’m assuming it is ‘turned’ knowing you.

Want to share your secret?

Super COOL! I like the black & white one… with the rounded seams… COOL!

Thank you.

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

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#12 posted 05-14-2015 03:23 AM

Very nice. Well done.

-- Joe - - Don't be pessimistic, it never works anyway.

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#13 posted 05-14-2015 09:56 AM

Incredible turning skill. The ball is awsome and realistic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 05-20-2015 02:29 AM

Great job Sam. Just don’t go kicking it around.

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

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#15 posted 05-20-2015 05:53 AM

It is only for head kicking, Grumpy.

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

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