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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 02-27-2010 07:25 AM 3850 views 4 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 650mm H.x260mm dia. vase decorated with two multi corners walls and closed ribbons go through it, give the walls, in the neck and main body, the third dimension.
Black bean and tassie oak for the wall, african winge for the back ground and the holes and padauk is for the ribbon. The rest of the timber is unknown because it was a piece of broken furniture.
Yes, it was made in three or four stages and hellowed. The wall thickness is about 15mm. In the main body and the neck the thickness is less than 10mm.

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

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#1 posted 02-27-2010 07:30 AM

Wow, you do some trick stuff. very impressed.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 02-27-2010 07:48 AM

very cool

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#3 posted 02-27-2010 08:17 AM

I would be afraid to cut on it… lol

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 02-27-2010 08:49 AM

Wonderfully creative work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 02-27-2010 09:23 AM

you amaze me!
It is so origional

-- Theresa,

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#6 posted 02-27-2010 09:34 AM

That is unreal Sam, where do you get the ideas, I have seen nothing like this before.

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

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#7 posted 02-27-2010 10:08 AM

your skill and imagination makes me feel shame and jealousy
lol awesome!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#8 posted 02-27-2010 10:20 AM

very very pretty and clever! must be scary to do the last turning knowing that hours of work are at stake…

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#9 posted 02-27-2010 10:43 AM

That’s a beautiful vase and another example of your ignorance of limitations. I’m wondering if it’s just me or the photography but, I don’t get a real 3D feeling like I get when I’m looking at something like the “waterfall” pattern I’ve seen on cutting boards. Maybe it’s because there are parts of the vase that are meant to be 2D? I don’t know. I guess you’ll have to make a vase with that waterfall pattern all over it and post it up so I can see. When can you have that ready?

-- Jim

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#10 posted 02-27-2010 11:44 AM

Jim, could you please tell me where you saw the “waterfall” cutting board, so I can take some idea and think about your suggestion. It would certainly be a very good idea. Thanks.

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

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#11 posted 02-27-2010 12:45 PM

Very interesting, beautiful

-- Moffett, Sacramento CA

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#12 posted 02-27-2010 02:20 PM

Sam, you never fail to amaze me. I have not seen any turner put out the designs you do. I think I could easily spend a year watching you work everyday and, even if a word were never spoken, never be bored.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful pieces,


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

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#13 posted 02-27-2010 02:37 PM

Hi Sam..interesting vase. Have only seen something llike your disappearing ribbon, on a pattern called running snake. You do some real “different ” stuff. Have you seen the segmented website that is attached to the AAW? It might interest you…thanks for sharing your work

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#14 posted 02-27-2010 02:51 PM


-- Dreaming patterns

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#15 posted 02-27-2010 02:53 PM

Stunning to say the least….....

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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