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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 07-10-2011 05:15 AM 1689 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This 175mm diameter bowl is red gum from outside and silky oak from inside. The idea was occupying my mind for some time until few days ago when I decided to give it a go. It has consumed two blanks to put inside each other before turning them into one bowl. Photo #6 are the stencils I used to gage and make sure not to go through the gluing line which gose between them, and it shows the thickness of the bowl as well.

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

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#1 posted 07-10-2011 05:40 AM

You’ve stepped it up here Sam. I have NEVER seen one of these before. This is fantastic. Have you considered a blog showing more of the process?

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

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 07-10-2011 05:58 AM

Another new creation Sam, you have got a great loking bowl with the contrasting woods. Hiw about red gum and osage orange for the next one. Nice work Sam.

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

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#3 posted 07-10-2011 07:44 AM

Very pretty bowl Sam. I love the contrasting colors. Just curious, how did you put the two pieces together?.... Where they turned first then inserted inside one another? Im with rance on this one, give us a short blog, I’d like to try one myself

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 07-10-2011 11:22 AM

Very ingenious! I like it!! Thanks for sharing….............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 07-10-2011 12:16 PM

Great bowl, Sam. Innovative and intriguing.

I’ve had an idea in my mind for some time of a box of this nature and , encouraged by this project, I feel more inclined to follow it up. If it looks half as good as this I’ll be well pleased.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#6 posted 07-10-2011 12:52 PM

Sam …you’ve left me scratching my head again what a great idea! hope to see it at the next meeting.

I have to agree with Bob Collins, Red gum and Osage orange would look fantastic!

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

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#7 posted 07-10-2011 02:51 PM

A new giant step in bowl-turning. The idea is absolutely genius.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#8 posted 07-10-2011 02:57 PM

I’ve made turned boxes like this, but never had the nerve to try a hat is off to you!

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#9 posted 07-10-2011 04:32 PM

Ok now that taking it to the next level Sam. Amazing work and cool idea. Love it.

On another not thanks for your post a while back on making the perfect oval, It helped me termendously in making the top for my entertainment Center. Here the link giving you a big thx a while ago.

Thx again.

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

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#10 posted 07-10-2011 04:37 PM

That is impressive! An excellent display of your creativity and talent. Thanks for sharing!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 07-10-2011 04:39 PM

Turn two bowls that nest inside each other so closely that they can be glued together to make one bowl,
no problem if you are Sam Shakouri or own a expensive CNC lathe. Sam, you really are creating wonders
with wood. Thank you for sharing this bowl with us, and now I will quietly go practice on my lathe and
hum my mantra “maybe some day”.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#12 posted 07-10-2011 08:29 PM

Amazing Sam, leave it to you to come up with another great project….. You Da Man Sam!!

Thanks for sharing….

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#13 posted 07-11-2011 12:05 AM

Fabulous job Sam, you had to get your maths right with this one to make it work :))

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

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#14 posted 07-11-2011 04:26 PM

That is some nice work. I can say I would have never come up with something like this. Very impressive indeed.

-- Nick, AZ. Wood is a canvas for God's art work, it is our job as woodworkers to figur out the best way to display it.

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#15 posted 07-12-2011 01:19 AM

Well done Sam.

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