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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 1611 days ago 1945 views 4 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two identical vases are made out of jarrah, each of them is with eight oval rings made of 8mm. thick plyywood.
I built them together step by step as identical as possible to be used on both bed side tables.
OBSERVE.. each ring sits on the top of the next one. The other pictures are close ups of extra decorations.

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

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#1 posted 1611 days ago

Those are very nice! Excellent work Sam.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#2 posted 1611 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. ” A tip of the Hat to you Sir” Would love to see a step by step blog on these turnings…........ For us not so bright guys. Great work, great ingenuity, great shape great finish, Well Done.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#3 posted 1611 days ago

nice work..I went back and looked as your gallery..lots of unique items..thanks for sharing

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#4 posted 1611 days ago

Good God, either you are super talented, or you have too much time. Seeing as you have 2 identical peices it must be the talent. These are incredible, thanks for sharing

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

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#5 posted 1611 days ago

Absolultly beautiful! Your craftsmanship and artful eye is outstanding!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#6 posted 1611 days ago

Sam, these are stunning pieces. As I have said several times I will never look upon plywood the same anymore. I would never have dreamed that it could provide such decorative detail as it does in these turnings. I have always tried to hide its edges but putting them on display as is done here adds quite a bit of visual interest.

And, to tell the truth, I don’t think I could even manage to build twin boxes much less vases such as these. Your talent and skill is enjoyable to see on display.

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

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#7 posted 1611 days ago

Those are spectacular. Very Nice job.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#8 posted 1611 days ago

Beautiful work sam! I too never thought plywood could be used in such a stunning way. Great job!

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#9 posted 1611 days ago

My gosh Sam! These are unreal.
Pieces of art actually.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#10 posted 1610 days ago

Gorgeous pieces of art. Well done.

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#11 posted 1610 days ago

Most excellent work.
Thanks for sharing with us the beauty of plywood.

-- Not my woodworking

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#12 posted 1610 days ago

Those are amazing. Wish I could do something half that.

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#13 posted 1610 days ago

i have no idea how you make these but they’re amazing.

-- --RoB, Florida

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#14 posted 1610 days ago

Sam you are the Master! Excellent once again!

-- When you know better you do better.

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#15 posted 1610 days ago

Dude, you are damn good!!! That’s stunning in its beauty, and workmanship. Way to go!!!!!

-- Dan Wiggins

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