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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 09-30-2015 06:28 AM 1120 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I worked on two logs of silky oak to produce one item as a vase. I kept the natural edges of both of them to look like an impossible project. Also, I kept a large internal void in the lower part of the vase as natural feature. 21 cm H. hope you like it as much as I do.

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

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#1 posted 09-30-2015 07:09 AM

As always beautiful work Sam. Seems like each one is better than the last.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#2 posted 09-30-2015 07:33 AM

That’s really something, Sam.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 09-30-2015 07:48 AM

I like it…great job

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 09-30-2015 08:10 AM

Awesome!! I’m usually not a fan of natural edges, but that is fantastic.

-- 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 09-30-2015 08:55 AM

Can see why you like it Sam, that is terrific and I really like it. Great finish to the silky oak. Thanks for showing.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#6 posted 09-30-2015 08:59 AM

Beautiful piece of work. I like it.

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

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#7 posted 09-30-2015 09:19 AM

Certainly an interesting piece.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 09-30-2015 11:58 AM

Very cool piece, Sam!!

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

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#9 posted 09-30-2015 01:58 PM

Awesome, Sam!

I wish I could get a finish like that.

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

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#10 posted 09-30-2015 02:16 PM

Very impressive Sam ! This is definitely a Keeper ! Let a gallery have it for display for awhile, but this is a keeper !

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

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#11 posted 09-30-2015 02:36 PM

Sam, you are completely out of the box with this one. Well done and I love it also! Roman

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#12 posted 09-30-2015 05:37 PM

AHA … An idea on how to hide the tool marks I leave in the bottom of my bowls! LOL

Very nice piece, and a unique concept. Are the two pieces glued together?

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#13 posted 09-30-2015 07:56 PM

That is just SUPER COOL COOL COOL! :)

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

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#14 posted 10-01-2015 02:23 AM

Very nice turning beautiful wood with great color.

-- Tom D

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#15 posted 10-01-2015 02:55 AM


To me it looks like a the big vase/bowl is giving birth to the inside/smaller vase/bowl basically due to the natural edges!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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