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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 11-08-2010 10:05 AM 2460 views 6 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When my daughter was only three, seventeen years ago, we went to one of Sydney beautifull beaches. She started collecting colourful stones, soon my wife and I joined her just for fun. But deep inside my mind I was planing for something to put woodturning and stones together…’Another crazy idea, Sam’, I said to myself.
Less than a week after, when Ashley lost interest in her collection, the plan was already on paper and some wood was selected.
This was the result. A 750mm tall wooden turned vase decorated by colourful stones.
The solid timber which’s used here is unknown furniture timber imported from USA and some marin plywood, flatly and vertically laminated. Behind the stones in both upper and lower levels, there are thin cylindrical boxes to hold them by Good Grip, a glue like used for tiling. Timber and stones were sprayed with clear wattle.

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

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#1 posted 11-08-2010 10:11 AM

Magnificent… you are certainly creating wonders with wood.

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

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#2 posted 11-08-2010 10:33 AM

A sharp combination of elements, Well done.

-- So Many tools, So little time

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#3 posted 11-08-2010 11:15 AM

That’s terrific Sam…... I don’t think I’ve ever seen this one…. As always great work !

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

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#4 posted 11-08-2010 12:07 PM

Great work Sam, you keep amazing me with your projects. Nice use of the gravel.

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

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#5 posted 11-08-2010 12:59 PM

You must have been ‘stoned’. <grin> I like the combination of wood and stone and can imagine a bench or table with a stone bed ‘river’ or stone path running through it.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#6 posted 11-08-2010 02:59 PM

WOW, that’s really nice.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#7 posted 11-08-2010 03:13 PM

way to go sam keep it up

-- jim nevada

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#8 posted 11-08-2010 03:27 PM

Very unique Sam and Very Beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 11-08-2010 03:43 PM

Flat out COOL! Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#10 posted 11-08-2010 03:44 PM

Remarkable combination of shapes and textures. Very nice.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#11 posted 11-08-2010 05:21 PM

Nice work. What did you use for grout?

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#12 posted 11-08-2010 05:33 PM

Hey Sam , another good looking piece, looks like it might be maple you have there but being such small pieces, it’s hard to tell. Great seeing your work as always.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#13 posted 11-08-2010 06:55 PM

The things you come up with….... Your brain must be in overdrive 24/7. And all of us that get to see your work are very lucky for that.
Thanks again for another fantastic piece work.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#14 posted 11-08-2010 06:57 PM

You always make such cool an unique projects Sam, very nice

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 11-08-2010 10:23 PM

Hey Sam, bet thats a talking piece when visitors arrive, there certainly is a point of difference here, nice job

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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