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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 07-16-2011 11:16 AM 1580 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This double layered bowl is simillar to the previous one but with one step up. Dots from timber of the outer layer are added to the inner layer and dots from inner layer timber are added to the outer layer. The red outer layer is padouk and the whitish inner layer is jellutons which is mainly used for carving.
The gages in photo #5 were used to insure the two parts precisely touching each other without any void and to avoid crossing the gluing line during turning process.
Also, I did not have solid blanks for this bowl, I segmented them, each part is made of sixty pieces, dots are not included.
These projects of doubl layered bowls were clearly all about challenging myself. They consumed alot of timber and time, and in the end of the day I turned a bowl or two which I may never use, but I enjoyed every minute in turning them.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-16-2011 11:54 AM

Sam, you just outdid yourself on this one. It is a real eye catcher. I like the concept and use it a bit for rings on a much simpler scale. I will have to try this . I like the results!! Thanks for sharing…................Jim

One question on the process. Did you bore and plug each segment with the opposite colored wood before the layup or drill it after the basic shape was turned?

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

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Sam Shakouri

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#2 posted 07-16-2011 12:20 PM

Jim, I used 16mm flat drilling bit and 16 mm plug cutter using some offcut timber and inserted the plugs before final turning of inner and outer layers separarely, so they ( the plugs) took the final shape of each layer. Note: each layer has different dot or hole locations.

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

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#3 posted 07-16-2011 01:11 PM

Wow Sam, you are a real craftsman. I can see it now, next time we’ll see you turn bowls with segmented outsides and a natural edge inside or something like that. Or maybe one segmented pattern inside and a completely different pattern outside. Keep up the challenges. You inspire us all.

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

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#4 posted 07-16-2011 01:53 PM

way to go sam, keep up on the challenging of yourself it helps us all

-- jim nevada

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#5 posted 07-16-2011 02:17 PM

very creative, it looks great.

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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#6 posted 07-16-2011 03:51 PM

magic Sam….. simply magic

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

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#7 posted 07-16-2011 05:33 PM

Your challenging yourself has taken playing in the shop to a new level. Most of us like to play in the shop, to
me it is a hobby and lets me do what I want to do safely and enjoyably, I like the way you admit that you
turned bowls that you may never use, but that you enjoyed every minute of both bowls. Please keep sharing
your personal challenges, they give us something to enjoy and inspire us to attempt to extend our abilities.
Needless to say I like and admire your work.

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

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#8 posted 07-17-2011 12:35 AM

You never cease to amaze Sam. Well done.

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

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#9 posted 07-17-2011 01:55 AM

SAm I am still getting over the Rugby ball, this one is taking segmented to another dimension, you realy sit down & think about these pieces thats for sure.
Fabulous as usual :))

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

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#10 posted 07-18-2011 03:01 AM

Trying to figure what & how you did it makes my brain hurt… LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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Sam Shakouri

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#11 posted 07-27-2011 07:44 PM

Thank you all for taking time to comment and admiring my new idea bowl.
Rance, there is nothing impossible in this World, you may see something like that soon:))
Bluepine38, I like new ideas and when one of them occupys my mind, I feel the urge to creat it.

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

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