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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 07-22-2015 08:49 AM 41475 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While I was working on My Latest Vase, I was working on a new design for the soccer ball in the same time. I call it Twelve Star Soccer Ball as it is surrounded by 12 pentahedron stars. It is built on the same principle of the soccer ball ( 12 pentagons and 20 hexagons ), but each pentagon is made of 5 black triangles and each hexagon is made of 3 white and 3 black triangles. As a result, this ball is made of 180 triangles. The stars were purposely designed but the trading mark of Mitsubishi, unintentionally, appeared between the stars. Also, I designed a new look stand. I tried to make the ball floating in the air. 18 cm in diameter.

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

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#1 posted 07-22-2015 09:14 AM

Always love looking at your creations. Once again you nailed it. Great work and impressive design.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 07-22-2015 09:52 AM

Well done Sam

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#3 posted 07-22-2015 11:40 AM

That is incredible…and beautiful.

I would love to see some pictures of how it was made.

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#4 posted 07-22-2015 01:48 PM

Awesome Sam!

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

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#5 posted 07-22-2015 02:34 PM

Impressive – as always!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 07-22-2015 02:54 PM

The twelve star soccer ball get’s twelve stars from me. Very nicely done and very impressive, too.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 07-22-2015 03:05 PM

Stunning- The problems you had to solve are mind numbing.

-- Groveland, CA.

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#8 posted 07-22-2015 03:20 PM

Very impressive.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#9 posted 07-22-2015 05:25 PM

Great looking bunch of triangles and pentagons, but I must be geometrically challenged, I can not find
the hexagons you mentioned. Thank you once again for sharing your lathe wood wizardry with us.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#10 posted 07-22-2015 06:13 PM

Bluepine38, I was told that ” mitsubishi ” means 3 diamonds. if you take 3 halves of white diamond and 3 halves of black diamond which meet in one point of the hexagon, you will find it. it is 6 triangles, 3 in black and 3 in white.

For those who want more pictures to show the process of building the ball, I’m very sorry for not taking such photos. I hope I will do that next time.

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

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#11 posted 07-22-2015 11:55 PM

Another brilliant creation Sam, you got the car trade mark spot on, could be a possible sponsor.
A great looking soccer ball produced by the Master.

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

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#12 posted 07-23-2015 12:25 AM

You just keep on doing it…

I won’t bother you by asking how you did it… :(

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

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#13 posted 07-23-2015 12:29 AM

right up to your standard well & truly, wouldn’t want to try a “header” from a corner with this baby :)
The stand is a beauty mate, perfect display prop

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

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#14 posted 07-23-2015 01:01 AM

Nice one Sam. Don’t go a kick it though.

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

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#15 posted 07-23-2015 01:20 AM

Another great project… thanks for sharing.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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