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It is not necessarily to be complicated to be good and nice project. This lidded box was simple and easy but it won the poeple amazement and was talking point for long time. The reason was I used cross cuts of coloure pencils to enhance and decorate it. An idea came from watching my, then 8 yo. daughter colouring some home work. 13 years ago.

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

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#1 posted 10-20-2011 11:30 AM

See what you mean Sam, but fancy cutting up your daughters colouring pencils. Nice effect.

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

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#2 posted 10-20-2011 11:34 AM

I am full of wonder and amazement… pencils indeed… wow

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 10-20-2011 12:04 PM

How did you make it look as though the colored pencils are part of the wood? I am totally blown away!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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#4 posted 10-20-2011 12:11 PM

Wow!!! All your turnings are amazing!

-- Harry, Indiana

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Sam Shakouri

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#5 posted 10-20-2011 12:34 PM

Simple and easy, Snookie, drill it and re-block it. :)

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

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#6 posted 10-20-2011 01:27 PM

Sam, This is very clever and a simple embellishment. I showed it to my wife and later she handed me a whole bunch of colored pencils from when the kids were little and said Christmas is coming…............ get to work! Thanks for posting. I enjoy studying your work very much.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#7 posted 10-20-2011 02:36 PM

Brilliant idea – Love it. As always Sam, your creativity and ingenuity shine! Nicely done.

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#8 posted 10-20-2011 04:01 PM

What a great idea. It is a good way to add just a touch of color to my turings. Thanks for showing a new idea to all the Lumber Jocks.


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#9 posted 10-20-2011 04:54 PM

A simple idea ends up looking Beautiful.
Great work.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#10 posted 10-20-2011 06:50 PM

Sam, you are an artist as well as an artisan.

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

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#11 posted 10-20-2011 07:13 PM

Beautiful lidded box, and for Sam it might be simple and easy, but for some of us challenged turners, it is not
quite so simple and definitely not easy. Thank you for challenging us to improve and practice out techniques,
but your artists eye and touch on such things as placement on the pencils for visual appeal is not something
that is easy to learn. Thank you for sharing.

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

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#12 posted 10-20-2011 09:47 PM

Sam, a great example of keeping an open mind as to design & use of materials around you, what a great result :)

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

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#13 posted 10-21-2011 04:20 AM

Very cool effect. Did the lead tend to smear and cross-contaminate when you sanded or applied the finish?

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

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#14 posted 10-21-2011 04:31 AM

I love it Sam, this is a super neat idea!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#15 posted 10-21-2011 06:41 AM

Sam, did you drill & reblock when it was in Circle form... or what?
I think Circle… but, I’m wrong most of the time... LOL

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

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