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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 1641 days ago 2928 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This vase is made of plywood and 36 segments of old fence tiles, which you see in the dark central part.
That part is not turned, instade, it was wire brushed in the same direction of the grain ( the effect of the wire brush is not showing here, but it is very nice ). The plywood is in two positions, flat and vertical. The size ?....well …think about it !

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

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#1 posted 1641 days ago

I did not realize you were a Leprachaun…lol
Big vase.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 1641 days ago

You are getting good with the picture software…........ Nice cut and paste.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#3 posted 1641 days ago

plywood sure does make gorgeous projects!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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David Craig

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#4 posted 1641 days ago

Cool project Sam. Would have been nice to get a picture of that beanstalk you climbed to get to the lathe though ;)


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 1641 days ago

Sam, this is a gorgeous vase. I would never have believed that plywood could “turn” out looking so good.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 1641 days ago

you seem to have found ,
the wood stretcher !

i could buy my wood ,
by the square inch !

well done .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 1641 days ago

That’s one way to get the little details. Nice job.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#8 posted 1641 days ago

Great job, I love the plywood aspect of your work, it is truly unique.
Thanks for posting

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#9 posted 1641 days ago

A unique turning looks great

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 1641 days ago

I had no idea Australian flowers were so large. Do you have a pic with flowers in the vase?
PS ignore the suggestions that the photo has been falsified, some people just can’t think BIG

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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#11 posted 1641 days ago

Wow, at first I thought the turning project was massive, then I kinda figured that maybe your just a wee little man? not sure either way, nice looking turning (regardless of the actual size).

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#12 posted 1641 days ago

How do you hold the Tools? :)

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#13 posted 1641 days ago

Nice work, but do I feel a tug on my leg? LOL :-0

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#14 posted 1641 days ago

Sam, your projects have given me a new respect for plywood – and those who can make it look as beautiful as you do.


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#15 posted 1641 days ago

Imaginative turning and photography! Soon you won’t be able to buy plywood because of increased demand from LJ turners. Well done and nice looking Sam.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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