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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 11-04-2010 12:44 PM 1492 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a wooden vase I made more than 10 years ago out of many kinds of small pieces I had been collecting all the time. I was Inspired by a real stone wall in a near by park where I lived. These wooden pieces are glued around thin skeleton made of many 6mm wide plywood rings glued on the top of each other in the shape of the vase but smaller. I had to concave each piece to make it suitable for gluing one by one and raw by row. I did that leaving few millimetres gap between them and filled it with mixture of saw dust and PVA to look like CEMENT and normalize a real stone wall appearance. Except the skeleton, it is built of more than 500 STONES and stands 900mm tall. YES, it took very long (few months), but in the end, it gave me full satisfaction.

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





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#1 posted 11-04-2010 01:33 PM

Brilliant vase Sam, you certainly got the stone and cement wall effect. You must have a lot of patience.

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

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#2 posted 11-04-2010 01:44 PM

that looks really cool Sam.
I like the effect.

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rance

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#3 posted 11-04-2010 02:13 PM

Another very good use for all those little bits I hate to throw away. Clever idea how you assembled the whole thing. I especially like the unevenness of the rings, or the fact that there are really no specific rings.

I believe I’ve read from you or someone else about the plywood skeleton undernearth, but I can’t quite envision it. Would you happen to have any pics of that part of the process? Thanks.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#4 posted 11-04-2010 02:15 PM

Nice, how did you do the irregular shape gluing?

-- Ilija Trajkoski

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#5 posted 11-04-2010 03:58 PM

I’ve told you before….. You’ve got to much time on your hands …. You need a hobby ! Lol

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

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#6 posted 11-04-2010 04:00 PM

Wow a Unique piece as always fantastic work.

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#7 posted 11-04-2010 04:11 PM

Whiskeyturner, one of us has to be crazy…or maybe both…I’m not sure.

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

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#8 posted 11-04-2010 09:35 PM

How cool is that????

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#9 posted 11-05-2010 12:15 AM

Very nice vase.

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#10 posted 11-05-2010 04:33 AM

Nicely done – I’ve seen symmetric turnings like this before but I’ve gotta say I really like the finished product here. Well done.

-- -- Mike

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#11 posted 11-05-2010 12:18 PM

I’d go with both…. :-))

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

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#12 posted 11-06-2010 03:37 PM

Fantastic Sam,

Gerard

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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#13 posted 11-08-2010 10:24 AM

Thank you all for commenting and nice words.

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

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#14 posted 11-09-2010 11:18 PM

Hi Sam, you are very creative ….. am I correct in saying that no two pieces are the same size?
Your work is excellent.

Thank you for sharing Sam.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#15 posted 11-18-2010 09:41 AM

You never cease to amaze Sam. Nice work.

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

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