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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 08-16-2016 07:06 AM 1363 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

CHAPALA CHIMENEAS: usually hand crafted from clay as out door wood heaters which are about one meter tall. My chapala is 20 cm and made of wood as decorative item, with light candle. Experienced craftsmen using several types of Mexican clay are known in produce them.

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

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#1 posted 08-16-2016 07:11 AM

Nice piece Sam. What is the wood?

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

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#2 posted 08-16-2016 07:24 AM

I’m not sure. It could be iron bark. It is from cross cut more than 1 meter wide and 15 cm thick that I saw chained into 6 large bowl blanks. Thanks for the comment.

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

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#3 posted 08-16-2016 09:55 AM

That has a real warm look about it Sam, I like the opening and the idea of the wood around the candle, Real nice, thanks for sharing.

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

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#4 posted 08-16-2016 10:46 AM

Very creative Sam

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 08-16-2016 10:50 AM

Pocket Warmer Chimenea! Neat little project, Sam!

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

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#6 posted 08-16-2016 12:44 PM

Beautiful and practical item as a gift. The thinking on this is unique.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 08-16-2016 12:49 PM

That is a very neat creation, Sam!!!!!!! I love it!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#8 posted 08-16-2016 02:52 PM

Unique idea Sam. If it were made from Ipe you could actually use it because Ipe is fire rated the same as masonry products.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#9 posted 08-16-2016 03:45 PM

You are an artist my friend.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#10 posted 08-16-2016 04:39 PM


Fantastic job!

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

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#11 posted 08-16-2016 06:15 PM

Adorable! Great accent piece for a mantle or shelf or as a nightlight in a child’s room. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#12 posted 08-16-2016 08:08 PM

Fabulous piece Sam, it really kooks the real deal, my kind of turnings :)

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

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#13 posted 08-16-2016 08:22 PM

20 centimeters is about 7.87 inches, right? Lew has some pretty deep pockets.
It’s a wonderful rendition, Sam. You amaze me.

-- Mark

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#14 posted 08-17-2016 02:17 AM

Nice job!

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#15 posted 08-17-2016 02:53 AM

That is as cute as can be.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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