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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 07-21-2015 05:16 PM 1379 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest project: a 1428 piece vase. photo #3 is the plan that I designed and followed to achieve the effect of the main part. Open segmented part contains 1188 pieces and the top and bottom part 240 pieces. 85 cm tall.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 07-21-2015 06:19 PM


You just plain Unbelievable… I don’t see how you can do that… BUT, you do it…


Have any pics of the Glueups required?
... must have been almost impossible… except for YOU! :)

Thank you!

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

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#2 posted 07-21-2015 06:26 PM

Wow, this turning is unbelievably beautiful! awesome!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#3 posted 07-21-2015 06:51 PM

Has the look of Marrakech ! Very nice Sam ! Impressive piece !

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

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#4 posted 07-21-2015 07:06 PM

Awesome work Sam! Do you have to turn slower or faster when do the open segments?

-- 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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#5 posted 07-21-2015 08:47 PM

Sam,you are an artist… unbelievably turning

-- bambi

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#6 posted 07-21-2015 09:02 PM

Yowser, what a great design and so well crafted…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#7 posted 07-21-2015 09:10 PM

That is really great work – - what do you use for glue to keep squeeze out from being an issue in the open part of the vessel?
Or are you cleaning the holes out as you do the layers of glue-up?

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#8 posted 07-21-2015 10:27 PM

What they said. But, Sam, why so parsimonious with the photos?

-- Mark

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#9 posted 07-21-2015 11:56 PM

Utterly fantastic, Sam!!

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

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#10 posted 07-22-2015 01:39 AM

another fabulous piece Sam, man that is a big work 850mm (about 2’ 9” high)
You’re the master with these 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 07-22-2015 03:14 AM

Another beautiful work of art Sam, a lot of segments and a lot of patience to complete this creation in wood.
Your still the master Mate.

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

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#12 posted 07-22-2015 04:49 AM

Very nice Sam.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#13 posted 07-22-2015 10:14 AM

Sam, absolutely stunning. I take my hat off to you.



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

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#14 posted 07-22-2015 11:54 AM

Amazing, Sam!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 07-22-2015 02:33 PM

This is beautiful. And it makes my head swim at the glue up process

-- Don, -

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