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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 06-04-2015 02:03 AM 3976 views 10 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a new design for a spherical. 180 triangles of vertically laminated plywood that built on the same principle of the soccer ball. 20 hexagons and 12 pentagons. But, each hexagon made of 6 triangles and each pentagon made of 5 triangles. The number 180 doesn’t include the number of plies in each triangle. If I added that number, the number would be more than one and a half thousand. It is 160 mm in diameter and around 15 mm thick wall.

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





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#1 posted 06-04-2015 02:12 AM

That’s amazing work Sam congratulations!

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#2 posted 06-04-2015 02:17 AM

WOW, Sam! love all of the geometric patterns in that turning!!

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

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#3 posted 06-04-2015 02:23 AM

You’re really trying to do my head in now Sam, this is amazing mate, the end result reminds me of those eye tests we used to see when we were kids.
Very well done my friend
cheers
Pete

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

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#4 posted 06-04-2015 02:39 AM

Sam, that’s amazing.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 06-04-2015 03:24 AM

Truly a piece of art.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#6 posted 06-04-2015 03:33 AM

That’s just out standing!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#7 posted 06-04-2015 04:58 AM

You have kicked goal there Sam !

Even if you posted it anonymously everybody would know who the only person capable of doing the work was.

-- Regards Robert

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#8 posted 06-04-2015 05:05 AM

Amazing… Great as usual…

Would be interesting to see how you did it… if possible… (I know, it’s a lot of work taking all of those pictures…)

Thank you…

-- 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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#9 posted 06-04-2015 06:50 AM

That is amazing Sam, you have certainly earned the title “creating wonders with wood”. Can imagine how accurate cutting the segments would have to be. Wonderful job mate, thanks for showing.

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

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#10 posted 06-04-2015 11:09 AM

Just outstanding, Sam!
Do you have any shots of you cutting fixtures for these fine cuts?

Cheers, Jim

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

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#11 posted 06-04-2015 11:31 AM

Very impressive sir !

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

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#12 posted 06-04-2015 12:19 PM

very nice amazing

-- Punk in PA

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#13 posted 06-04-2015 12:26 PM

Thumbs up! Great piece.
You belong to a premier league mate. Only one player with many balls. You out done yourself ;)

-- Dave -

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#14 posted 06-04-2015 01:10 PM

Wow that is beautiful! Great work and impressive craftsmanship.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#15 posted 06-04-2015 03:25 PM

So what else can you do?

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