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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 11-19-2015 06:42 AM 1618 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned the ball sometime ago and I was thinking of a new design of stand to display it. Here I am with my new idea of showing my work. The ring is made of two layers of hard wood, 12 segments each, erected on laminated base. The 180 mm diameter ball is made of 32 pieces of pine and jarrah.

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

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#1 posted 11-19-2015 06:54 AM

Sam, Beautiful work as usual. Congratulations on such creativity. Very visual and interesting to look at. The Base and the Ring complement each other to create a lovely finished piece with the ball floating.
Sam, is the Ball solid? It looks wonderful with the 32 pieces of Pine and Jarrah all in just the right place.

Great Project.


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

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#2 posted 11-19-2015 06:59 AM

Super COOL as usual…

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

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#3 posted 11-19-2015 07:05 AM

Cliff, the ball is hollow with a 15 to 9 mm thick wall. And thank you for your comment.

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

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#4 posted 11-19-2015 07:09 AM

You are a person with great qualities. Well done sir. Very nice!

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#5 posted 11-19-2015 07:53 AM

Sweet, Sam.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 11-19-2015 08:05 AM

Another beauty Sam, a great combination of wood for the ball and what a brilliant idea for showing it off. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#7 posted 11-19-2015 08:52 AM

As always Sam, great work…. A real beauty!!!!

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

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#8 posted 11-19-2015 12:32 PM

Very attractive! Makes me want to stare at it for a while! Symmetrical and relaxing …

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#9 posted 11-19-2015 01:48 PM

Beautiful turning, Sam and nice display as well.


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

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#10 posted 11-19-2015 02:17 PM

Sweet, Sam! What type of chuck do you use to support the ring while turning?

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

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#11 posted 11-19-2015 02:39 PM

Lew, face chuck that I widened by 100 mm thick plywood.

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

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#12 posted 11-19-2015 04:00 PM

Beautifully unique.

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

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#13 posted 11-19-2015 04:26 PM

Hope I can turn a sphere that well someday Sam.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#14 posted 11-19-2015 04:47 PM


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

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#15 posted 11-19-2015 05:13 PM

hy sam grate job !!
do you have photos of the process ?

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