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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 09-05-2015 01:01 AM 1952 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece of olive was in bad shape when I decided to work on it. I performed a ( plastic surgery ) to save it from fire. As you see in photos 4, 5 and 6 how I replaced the damage area by another piece of the same kind. It is very hard to notice the repairing spot if I don’t inform you about it. Sometime, I have to look for it when I want to show it to a friend.
It is 24 cm in diameter and 9.5 cm high, finished with one coat of super glue instead of sanding sealer and lastly with wax. I usually used super glue in finishing pens but for the first time I used it for a big object like this. I used 12 tubes of super glue for this bowl.

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





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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#1 posted 09-05-2015 01:28 AM

Nice turning Sam. I like the way you did the repair job. RH

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 09-05-2015 01:59 AM

I love it when a part comes together!!....from the A team!!

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

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Grumpy

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#3 posted 09-05-2015 02:01 AM

Great save from the fire heap Sam.
I notice you turned down along the grain with a good end result.
Nice job on concealing the joinery.

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

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Bob Collins

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#4 posted 09-05-2015 02:03 AM

Nice piece of surgery Sam, the turning is pretty good also and a nice finish with the super glue. Well done.

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

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lew

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#5 posted 09-05-2015 02:31 AM

Wow! It IS difficult to see it in the finished piece!

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

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#6 posted 09-05-2015 03:06 AM

Very nice Sam

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 09-05-2015 03:46 AM

Quite a procedure, Doc! :)

COOL!

Nice bowl… SUCCESSFUL transplant… :)

-- 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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#8 posted 09-05-2015 04:29 AM

Nice save and a really attractive piece.

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#9 posted 09-05-2015 04:43 AM

Thats got to be one Big Olive tree great features I can see why you wanted to save it.

Who puts this sort of timber in their burn pile?

-- Regards Robert

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 09-05-2015 05:40 AM

You are truly a master’s master Sam. Awesome save.

-- 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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Sam Shakouri

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#11 posted 09-05-2015 06:58 AM

Rob,
It was huge but not round. I cut it in half to turn another bowl soon.

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

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Cliff

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#12 posted 09-05-2015 08:49 AM

Well done Sam. Beautiful timber and very well turned.

Regards,

Cliff.

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

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peteg

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#13 posted 09-05-2015 09:55 PM

Real cool work Sam, most of us would have reduced the size or fire boxed it, great job Mate
pete

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

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Chris

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#14 posted 09-05-2015 11:37 PM

ha, sure enough. i can not see the wedge in the finish piece. well done.
cj

-- designer by education, wood working hack by choice

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John

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#15 posted 09-06-2015 06:06 PM

I like the shape of the bowl Sam. The wood is outstanding, another species I’ll never get a hold of.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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