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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 05-01-2010 07:00 PM 2864 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Open segmented turning means to leave a gap between segments of the object you intend to turn. It is very complicated prossece which you have to go through if you intend to try it.
The spherical vase is built of 520 pieces of wallnut, purple heart, butoke and orange osage, glued one by one and row by row ( photo 2 ), exactly like building a brick wall. I built it in two halves and turned each half from inside first. Each half was built on a sollid ring of plywood as foundation. those PW rings were cut off before gluing the two halves.
It took so long ( few weeks ) to finish the vase that I decided it was first and last open segmented turning, but as you see in photos 3 to 6, I made another two bowls.

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





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patron

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#1 posted 05-01-2010 07:08 PM

wow , sam .

cleaning the glue ,
between the pieces ,
must be fun .

you sure have the gift !

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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darryl

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#2 posted 05-01-2010 07:13 PM

very impressive! I’ve not seen that blue-ish colored wood before… where did you get that?
are you a member of the Segmented Woodturners group? if not, you should be!

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#3 posted 05-01-2010 07:17 PM

Awesome Sam! I love the color combinations and patterns. Those are definitely works of art. Did you use a pattern or software? Or did you do them on your own….either way they turned out exemplary….Bravo!

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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BritBoxmaker

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#4 posted 05-01-2010 07:39 PM

Absolutely stunning. Lovely colour combinations. A real acheivement, well done.

Martyn

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#5 posted 05-01-2010 08:02 PM

You’re a Gifted Man, Sam… Excellent Work… again!!

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

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WoodGuyNC

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#6 posted 05-01-2010 09:40 PM

True Artist

-- You can't buy salvation, it's a free gift from God.

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Chelios

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#7 posted 05-01-2010 10:06 PM

Sam

Hats off!. How do you visualize the end piece is amazing to me. All your pieces seem like they have some logic to decipher, but when you show the process photos its incredible you already knew what it would look like at the end.

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KnotCurser

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#8 posted 05-02-2010 01:16 AM

You sir, are a glutton for punishment! After the vase you went ahead and asked for more! ;-)

Fantastic work!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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#9 posted 05-02-2010 02:32 AM

Really fabulous Sam, never seen anything like them. Well done, how well do they hold water? LOL.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Julian

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#10 posted 05-02-2010 03:22 AM

Wow! I love it!! You can really see the time and effort you put into it.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#11 posted 05-02-2010 03:25 AM

Wow Sam
Fantabulous another first rate work of art.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dan'um Style

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#12 posted 05-02-2010 05:54 AM

neat … my favorite one is the bottom piece. I like the dark background color

... what kind of glue did you use and how did you clamp it?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Bob Collins

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#13 posted 05-02-2010 10:03 AM

Great work Sam. you are getting better all the time. Love the colors and the patterns, what’s next?

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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sras

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#14 posted 05-03-2010 03:38 AM

I always look forward to see what you have to share with us. Another excellent piece!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#15 posted 05-03-2010 01:36 PM

Beautiful colors!
Wonderful contrast!

Thanks for sharing

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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