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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 11-02-2010 12:27 AM 2554 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lided bowl was made more than 7 years ago. It was built from vertically laminated plywood of four segments with maple lip and base. Flat ply was used for the lid. Almost 250mm in dia.
I replaced the photo after 4 hours with new three ones just because I did not like the quality of the previous picture.
So, #2 is a bird view and showing what I mean by vertically laminated ply four segments. #3 is showing a bird view of the lid which is built of two discs of 12mm thick ply, glued on the top of each other and turned flatly.

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





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 11-02-2010 12:33 AM

BEAUTIFUL, WHEN YOU GOING TO GIVE UP YOUR SECRET AND DO A TUTORIAL? PLEASE!!!

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

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Chip

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#2 posted 11-02-2010 12:39 AM

Love beautiful things made from simple materials… a real talent. These are just wonderful Sam! Thanks for the post!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 11-02-2010 12:44 AM

OK, where is Madonna? :)

Sure not what I expected… BUT, very nice bowls, etc. :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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sedcokid

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#4 posted 11-02-2010 12:57 AM

Very Nice Indeed!! I agree with JockMike2 Will you consider to do a Tutorial, all of us could learn so much. Please consider…..

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 11-02-2010 01:28 AM

Amazing work. I’d like to see how you do that too.

-- 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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branch

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#6 posted 11-02-2010 02:09 AM

hi the look great you get a great patron with the ply is it Marin ply that you use
branch

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#7 posted 11-02-2010 03:10 AM

Very nice Sam. Hard to believe it is plywood.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#8 posted 11-02-2010 05:55 AM

Good looking piece Sam.

-- Dan Wiggins

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tomd

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#9 posted 11-02-2010 06:24 AM

Nice piece, the ply is very intriguing, great work, I’m wondering how you get such a smooth finish on ply.

-- Tom D

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Sam Shakouri

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#10 posted 11-02-2010 06:45 AM

Tom D, sanding, sanding and a lot of sanding

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

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Bob Collins

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#11 posted 11-02-2010 11:54 AM

Great looking bowl Sam, like every one else I would love to know how you set up the plyboard.
Not pointy enough to be Madonna but just as nice.

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

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toyguy

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#12 posted 11-02-2010 01:46 PM

I have a new found respect for plywood after looking at some of your projects…... “A Tip of the Hat” to you sir !

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Roger

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#13 posted 11-02-2010 02:29 PM

Wow! this brings new light to plywood. awesome! and, geeeze, what a finish

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 11-02-2010 02:33 PM

That’s a very pretty bowl and I really do love the way the plywood worked out.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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mtnwild

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#15 posted 11-02-2010 05:07 PM

Very cool. Great project! Very well done!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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