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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 1026 days ago 1640 views 3 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed and turned this box around 4 centre lines, 3 centre lines 30mm away from the central centre (120 degrees between them). The three corners and the lid are mahogany. The rest of the wall is tassie oak and the handle is ebony.
I had some idea about this kind of turning but this box was my first attempt and I have successfully done it well. Observe the three corner lines, from top to bottom, they came exactly on the joining lines of the first, third and fifth levels, which means perfect measuring and perfect centre locations. Segmentation in a project like this adds bigger challenges than a one piece project.
I’m realy happy with the outcome.
180mm high including the handle.

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

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#1 posted 1026 days ago


You really out did yourself on that one!

That looks like one bunch of WORK to me… Turning 1/3 of it at any one time! wobbly… wobbly… wobbly…


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#2 posted 1026 days ago

Regarding the corners, I would have expected nothing less. :) Well done.

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#3 posted 1026 days ago

Well Sam you did it again. Another super piece.

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#4 posted 1026 days ago

Neat idea Sam. Looks great.

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

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#5 posted 1026 days ago

Your certainly setting the standard Sam, time taking perfecting the measuring will save the smart box.
Great project.

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

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#6 posted 1026 days ago

Sam, I love it!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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#7 posted 1026 days ago

Very cleverly done Sam. It looks fantastic.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#8 posted 1026 days ago

outstanding mate..

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

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#9 posted 1026 days ago

Brilliant Sam !

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

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#10 posted 1026 days ago

Nice work Sam,
I have an appreciation of segmented turning. Your work is always perfect.
We start with round logs, mill the logs into flat rectangular pieces, and then turn them round again, or triangular if you will.

-- Mel,

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#11 posted 1026 days ago

It looks like a box that would contain some precious spice to be presented to a king. really like the triangular sides. Nice design, I will have to remember this one.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#12 posted 1026 days ago

Awesome pice mate. Brilliant design and execution.

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#13 posted 1026 days ago

Well Done Sam…..........

Great idea and execution…... corners are perfect…. This is one for the books.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#14 posted 1026 days ago

Challenging, Sam. Very accurate and a good little box. You should be very happy.

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

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#15 posted 1025 days ago

Reminds me of the Wankel engine main part… :)
... That I used to have in a Mazda RX2 many years ago… HOT lil car… until the engine went out!

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