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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 11-11-2010 10:28 AM 1865 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished it few hours ago and still worm, 170mm in dia and 90mm hight and made of three kinds of timber, tassie oak, african winge and plywood. I call it Black Hole after the big black hole that you see inside of it. pic #5.
Eight pieces of timber were laminated, leaning on each other 60 digrees. Finished with EEE.

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

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#1 posted 11-11-2010 10:37 AM

WOW, Fantastic, marverlous, That is over the top!! You and degoose have capture the hearts and minds of American Woodworkers :-))

-- 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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#2 posted 11-11-2010 11:03 AM

You are definitely the master at creating your wonders. Brilliant work Sam.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#3 posted 11-11-2010 12:08 PM

What a great piece of work. Really creative. Well done.

-- Don, North Carolina, Working full time at retired.

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#4 posted 11-11-2010 12:49 PM

Sam great work havent seen you post in a while I must keep missing them… I really loved the post on the Oval by the way! Hope all is well! Nice work buddy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 11-11-2010 12:57 PM

You do some beautiful work.

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

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#6 posted 11-11-2010 01:55 PM

Oh my that is just sooooooooo beautiful!!

-- curious woodworker

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#7 posted 11-11-2010 04:15 PM

Very nice indeed! The finish is Great as well.

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#8 posted 11-11-2010 10:04 PM

hi fantastic bowl i really like it great design the finish is outstanding


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#9 posted 11-12-2010 04:10 AM

Very nice bowl, it inspired me to post a plywood plate that I had turned two years ago.
Do you have an issue with the little voids that appear during sanding between the plys and if so how do you deal with them?

-- Mel,

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#10 posted 11-12-2010 09:01 AM

Hi Mel, yes I do but I keep going until finish turning and before sanding I have a look if any void is there. If I was in a hurry I would fill it with dry sanding dust then cover it by super glue and after only few minuts I’d start sanding. (The dry sanding dust takes the s.glue deeper and harden it in no time) Otherwise I make my own patty of sanding dust and glue and fill any void and leave it few hours or next day.
I normally keep jars of sanding dust of all kind of timber I work with because that things can happen to all timber.
I take the opportunity to thank all L Js who commented on this project. See you soon with another one soon.

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

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#11 posted 11-12-2010 09:44 AM

Fabulous Sam __from any angle , wouldn’t have even thought of mixing ply with that combo, like your comments on retaining samples of dust for thoes little ‘fix ups” great idea

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

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#12 posted 11-13-2010 12:35 AM

Great design, Great finish and Great Bowl!!!!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#13 posted 11-15-2010 09:25 AM

Hi Sam, thanks for the info on this bowl. You make it look so easy, a beautiful job done again.

Thanks for sharing Sam.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#14 posted 11-16-2010 12:11 AM

Thanks Sher for commenting on this project. In fact, it was easy but new idea. I believe in that woodturning itself is not only an easy craft but even boring if you keep repeating turning the same things. New ideas and designs make it more excited and loved hobby, at least for me.

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

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#15 posted 11-18-2010 10:04 AM

Great contrast Sam. Nice piece of turning.

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

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