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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 10-28-2010 05:59 AM 5235 views 3 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed and turned this 440mm. tall vertically laminated and segmented plywood vase. I was bussy with it in the last week but I injoyed the time working on it. Photo 2 shows you when it is still on the machine.
Many people dont like or respect any woodturning out of ply because it is cheap timber, but an appearance like this can not be achieved only by plywood. All kind of comments are welcome.

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

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#1 posted 10-28-2010 06:03 AM

That is so unusual… Sam…great use of an underestimated resource.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 10-28-2010 06:05 AM

Ingenious…reallly like it Sam!

-- Darrell B.

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#3 posted 10-28-2010 06:18 AM

I always appreciate the unusual in everything. The visual pattern is mesmerizing….

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#4 posted 10-28-2010 06:55 AM

I love laminated wood results -that is so pretty!
It looks like you did some very fine gluing and clamping.

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#5 posted 10-28-2010 06:58 AM

i never imagined. This is totally awesome. Great use of a resource, beauty, function. It has it all. Thanks for sharing.

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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#6 posted 10-28-2010 07:41 AM

Sam, you’re so crazy. At a wood show this weekend, i tried to describe your beautiful plywood turnings – to weird looks on people’s faces…it was really hard to convince them how wonderful they were so I gave them a Lumberjock’s pencil and pleaded with them to visit and see for themselves.


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#7 posted 10-28-2010 07:53 AM

Nice work Sam.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#8 posted 10-28-2010 08:38 AM

Interesting piece!!

-- 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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#9 posted 10-28-2010 12:09 PM

Terrific work sam….. Since there is a lot of end grain in plywood I would think it would be hard to cut & you would have a lot of pieces pulling out, it also must be very hard on the tools….. I applaud you

-- There is always an opportunity to learn. . . .Steve Mcgrady. . Sydney, Australia.

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#10 posted 10-28-2010 12:37 PM

WOW!! Very interesting. What plywood was it made from?

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#11 posted 10-28-2010 01:17 PM

Fascinating, I’ve never seen anything quite like it. I’d love to see what it looked like before you turned it.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#12 posted 10-28-2010 01:43 PM

very unique for sure…..... I like it !

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#13 posted 10-28-2010 02:00 PM

Absolutley gorgeous. Who says plywood can’t be beautiful. I must try one of these.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#14 posted 10-28-2010 02:59 PM

Really nice, our turning group did a demo on turning plywood bowl. Interesting patterns! I really like your hollow form.

Thanks for Sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#15 posted 10-28-2010 03:08 PM

that looks great ,love the shape .what grade of plywood did you use?

-- jim nevada

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