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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 07-01-2011 12:07 PM 1646 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A young man hesitated to buy my only foot ball which was displayed in Sydney Timber Show few weeks ago and walked away, but he came back after ten minutes saying ” Ok I take it ”. But it was sold within those minutes. He asked me to make another one for him. Usually I dont take order but I agreed, probablly, for the first time.
His ball and the kicking cup were ready today and he came to pick them up and obviously was very excited about it. For him, I was too.

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

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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 07-01-2011 12:42 PM

Nice one Sam, always exciting to make a sale. Great finish and nice looking wood combination.

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

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#2 posted 07-01-2011 01:10 PM

Doing ok there Sam… and this looks better in real life I can tell you…pictures do not do justice to the masterpieces created by one of the best…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 07-01-2011 01:41 PM

vey nice ,sam,I am glad you have them fighting over your work

-- jim nevada

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#4 posted 07-01-2011 03:26 PM

Very cool. I can see why he wanted it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 07-01-2011 04:08 PM

That’s a really nice one Sam. Great choice of woods.

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

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#6 posted 07-01-2011 04:34 PM

I can imagine that young man’s feelings, wanting the work of art, hesitating at the price, walking away and
coming back only to find it gone. I am glad that you are the craftsman and gentleman that you are, you
usually do not take orders, but when confronted by someone who really wants one of your masterpieces
and asks politely, you can not say no! It is great to be appreciated and acknowledged, but it is even better
when the master woodworker is also a gentleman. Thank you for sharing your work with that young man
and us.

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

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#7 posted 07-01-2011 10:24 PM

hi very very nice love it great job

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#8 posted 07-02-2011 12:12 AM

Sam, whats going on here, are you Aussies going to stack the odds for the Rugby world cup makiing your own balls ?? think again us Kiwis already have a space cleared in the trophy cupboard (this side of the ditch.) :))))
You’re the master of these balls Sam, another beautie even added a cup

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

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#9 posted 07-02-2011 06:56 AM

Awesome football Sam. Sure hope he doesn’t stub his toe ;-))

-- 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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#10 posted 07-02-2011 10:53 AM

Sam how you been? This is a work of art! Hope all is well…...

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

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#11 posted 07-02-2011 01:43 PM

Great Work Sam!! I envy your ablility and imagination….

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#12 posted 07-02-2011 03:09 PM

another master piece Sam !!!

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

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#13 posted 07-03-2011 06:36 PM

Pete G, no problem at all. You can fill your cupboard with trophies by winning the games or deceive yourself and buy them. Thanks for the comment.
I’d like to thank you all for commenting on this project.

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

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#14 posted 07-04-2011 01:37 AM

Excellent workmanship Sam.

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

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#15 posted 07-07-2011 04:23 PM

Excellent segmented work !!!

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

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