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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 07-07-2011 06:14 AM 1636 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The native people of Australia, the Aboriginal, have their own flag which was designed by Elder Harold Thomas and recognised by the Australian goverment in 1971. The yellow is for the sun as life giver, the red is for the relationship to the land and black for the Aboriginal people, as in photo #6.
I have used osage for yellow, padauk for red and ebony for black. I built and turned four different designs.
I hope you like them.

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

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#1 posted 07-07-2011 06:24 AM

Very nice! Why did you make them?

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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#2 posted 07-07-2011 06:33 AM

Just for fun, Andrew, and money dose not make any harm.

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

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#3 posted 07-07-2011 08:53 AM

Very nice Sam, your choice of woods work well for their flag. Great looking pens.

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

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#4 posted 07-07-2011 09:39 AM

Very nice job Sam, I am also having a lot of fun playing with our NZ? Pacific indigenous history, I am totally neutral on the issues but am interested in others art/ “where from” prospective :))

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

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#5 posted 07-07-2011 09:56 AM

Brilliant Sam….... Simply brilliant my friend.

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

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#6 posted 07-07-2011 03:55 PM

As always you have done a great job on this project.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 07-07-2011 04:21 PM

Very nice pens. Like the flag theme.

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

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#8 posted 07-08-2011 02:10 AM

Excellent work Sam

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

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#9 posted 07-09-2011 05:10 PM

Thank you, gentlemen, for your comments.

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

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#10 posted 07-11-2011 12:57 AM

Magnificent.,.. and I use the pen you presented me with every day… it is also a good conversation starter…Thanks once again.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#11 posted 07-11-2011 01:15 AM

Larry, thanks my friend.

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

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#12 posted 07-11-2011 05:56 PM

Sam, what marvelous pens you’ve made, I’m very impressed. When I first saw them I thought “Wow, what a coincidence they look like the Aboriginal flag”.
I work at a school in Victoria Australia and I’m the Aboriginal Liason Officer. I see this flag often, in fact I wear one on my lapel.
Well done, regards Hagrid

-- Hagrid, Leongatha Australia

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