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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 04-21-2011 12:29 PM 2032 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I turned this foot ball to send to a friend in Germany who was realy fanatic of this game and German team in particular. I dont blame him because I have the same feeling, except when they play with The Socceroos. In addition, I lived in Germany between 1969 and 1974 and played football over there with a local team, in my twenteis.
So, as you may have noticed, I chose African wenge, padauk and osage to represent German flag in both the stand and the ball itself, and rock maple for the hexigons. Size: 180mm in diameter.

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

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#1 posted 04-21-2011 12:32 PM

Das ist sehr schön!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 04-21-2011 12:58 PM

Das ist sehr GUT auch…Ich liebe das.

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#3 posted 04-21-2011 01:52 PM

YA !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 04-21-2011 02:02 PM

this is a tough thing to make..good job..

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#5 posted 04-21-2011 02:07 PM

Very Very nice, bet the glue up was a bear, , I have been eyeing the Icosahedron in Malcolm Tibbetts book,but so far I haven’t got the guts to try it. You did an excellant job on this project.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#6 posted 04-21-2011 02:21 PM

Wow, that’s not an easy project but you ready made it look good. This is one for the to-do list but than in different colors.


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#7 posted 04-21-2011 02:22 PM

Another great one Sam, love to know how these go together. Did you sneak a kangaroo on to it somewhere?

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

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#8 posted 04-21-2011 02:26 PM

Another amazing project Sam!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 04-21-2011 02:52 PM


Hope al is well. I used your oval and mentioned you in my blog on an Entertainment Center I’m building.\

Thx it help me not make a mistake.

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

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#10 posted 04-21-2011 03:00 PM

Wonderful looking project Sam, the difficult you do immediately, the impossible seems to take you a couple
of days. I am figuring out the angles in my head, and it hurts, you definitely give us something to strive
for with your work, even the base, which I would have made out of 3 boards is segmented. Thank you
for sharing another beautiful piece of craftsmanship with us.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#11 posted 04-21-2011 03:40 PM

Wow that is some incredible work. Love the color choices.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#12 posted 04-21-2011 04:22 PM

Nice one Sam. It brings a smile.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#13 posted 04-21-2011 04:27 PM

another one of your great projects super job Sam

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#14 posted 04-21-2011 05:27 PM

Very nice job Sam. This kind of work of yours fascinates me. Particularly wondering about the glueup. This is another one of those where a high speed video of the glueup would be neat. Or even a blog of it would be cool. Maybe you’ve already done that, I’ll go look. Oh, and how tall is this one?

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

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#15 posted 04-21-2011 10:29 PM

Your the best at this Sam, looks great.

-- Dan Wiggins

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