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URN OF THE SAHARA

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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 03-05-2010 10:38 AM 1591 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A 700mm tall urn made of unknown funiture timber, plywood for the rings and the lid, pine for the sky, cedar for the the desert, veneer for the camels and palms and red timber for the sun.
Observe the sky was one piece of pine, cut into 12 numbered segments and reglued in the same order to show continuation of the grain to represent thin clouds. The same was done to the ground.

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





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#1 posted 03-05-2010 11:08 AM

Another great piece! Keep them coming sir!!

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#2 posted 03-05-2010 11:22 AM

Beautiful Work, Sam!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 03-05-2010 11:53 AM

Great project again, Sam. Certainly amazing what you are creating with wood.

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

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#4 posted 03-05-2010 12:40 PM

Fantastic job, this is just great. Still love the plywood.

-- 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 03-05-2010 12:55 PM

Aie aie aie! If I ever become independently wealthy, I would ask to apprentice under you.

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#6 posted 03-05-2010 03:07 PM

That is outstanding, you do great work.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#7 posted 03-05-2010 03:33 PM

as always , sam ,

your work is an inspiration ,

some thing to marvel at ,

while i scratch my head in wonderment !

-- 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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#8 posted 03-05-2010 04:52 PM

Hi Sam, another unique piece. Do you have a lot of experience with the ply/segment joint area?. Ply will not expand contracr at any real rate, yet your wood segments will. Have you had joint failure Or deliniation of the ply?

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#9 posted 03-06-2010 12:14 AM

Beautiful Art.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 03-06-2010 01:50 AM

Amazing work Sam, your an accomplished artist and creator.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#11 posted 03-06-2010 03:31 AM

Very impressive piece. Beautifully done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 03-06-2010 06:32 AM

Nice one!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 03-06-2010 12:35 PM

Very nice piece.

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#14 posted 03-06-2010 08:37 PM

Excellent!!! Well done again Sam. A+

-- When you know better you do better.

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#15 posted 03-09-2010 04:33 AM

Very nice work Sam.

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

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