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32 END GRAIN PIECE SPHERICAL

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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 08-26-2015 09:18 AM 2010 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built on the same principle of the soccer ball, 20 hexagons and 12 pentagons, but all 32 pieces show end grain to the surface of the ball. All pieces were 15 mm thick cross cuts of an unknown tree branch that I found in the near by bush. There were traces of worm damages in the branch that I left as part of natural features. 100 mm in diameter.

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





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#1 posted 08-26-2015 09:36 AM

Amazing work Sam!

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 08-26-2015 09:37 AM

That is SOOOOO cool Sam

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 08-26-2015 10:30 AM

Impressive indeed!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 08-26-2015 11:23 AM

That is Stunning, Sam.
Thank you for sharing this.
I admire your work greatly.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 08-26-2015 11:24 AM

That is terrific Sam, love the end grain and the great finish. 32 pieces and not a hint of an edge to be seen, certainly accurate with your measurements. Another wonder created, well done.

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

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#6 posted 08-26-2015 12:02 PM

That is so good and interesting…

I would like to see a series of pictures or blog on making this piece.

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#7 posted 08-26-2015 12:23 PM

Very nice!

-- Dennis, WV

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#8 posted 08-26-2015 01:37 PM

Fantastic!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#9 posted 08-26-2015 01:41 PM

Gorgeous piece. Applying a technique with differing end results. Impressive.

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

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#10 posted 08-26-2015 01:42 PM

Thinking of doing that makes my head hurt.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#11 posted 08-26-2015 04:55 PM

That is Awesome! Left me wondering how you did that…..

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#12 posted 08-26-2015 06:12 PM

COOL!

-- 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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#13 posted 08-26-2015 06:15 PM

Sam, You The Man!!

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

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#14 posted 08-26-2015 09:58 PM

Wow!

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#15 posted 08-26-2015 11:00 PM

fabulous & skilful work Sam, I have no idea hoe you do these :)
cheers
Pete

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

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