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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 10-24-2011 01:38 AM 2275 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On, about a year ago, I found Dennis Burgess, an excellent English segmented turner who had his own site to show his projects and I liked all his work in particularly (Inserted Segments). I invite you to visit his site to see it under ‘My Projects’ . I loved it so much that I wanted to try it myself, and I wanted to do it my way. He started with a solid blank and used the router to cut those twelve 90 degree corners, in a special jig he had built himself. I segmented it as shown in the plan I drew and followed.
I am realy satisfied and happy with the result. While I was working on this one, I started working on Vase On Tripod and it happened the second vase finished before the first.
Here, I would like to thank Den for allowing me to use his idea and you for looking.
NOTE: On Den’s site, Other Turners, you will see some of my work under Sam Shakouri, Sydney, Australia.
UPDATED: Photo #3 is added today 27th of October, 2011

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

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#1 posted 10-24-2011 01:53 AM

As said before Sam, you guys amase me as to how you get your head around the design & glue up & the visualisation of the end result.
That is a fasinating site with some fabulous work by various turners.
the piece above is striking & certainly draws your eye, :))

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

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#2 posted 10-24-2011 02:04 AM

That is a great site Sam, thanks for sharing. Great looking vase with nice combination of woods. One day I might have time to try one that is after all your other diagrams and projects you have shown.

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

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#3 posted 10-24-2011 02:18 AM

That’s on fire!


-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 10-24-2011 02:21 AM

Good on you Sam. Another amazing piece.

-- Dave -

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#5 posted 10-24-2011 02:56 AM

This is a wonderful piece!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 10-24-2011 03:11 AM

Very COOL, Sam!

Yep, we know how you do it now… at least from a major standpoint… fine little details can be controlled in a multitude of methods which this project shows… from the other project posted using this technique.

Just plain COOL!

I was thinking of experimenting with the same technique BUT using a router to cut the outside circle… then into the inside of a circular nut tray. Then, going around the outside cutting with a 90* V bit producing even more interesting patterns…

Have you ever done that type of thing?

Thanks again, Sam… you’re just awesome!

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

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#7 posted 10-24-2011 03:30 AM

Very nice, an elegant solution to a difficult insert, the vase is absolutely stunning, as is your approach to constructing it.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#8 posted 10-24-2011 03:37 AM

Man o Man… Sam.. Outstanding…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#9 posted 10-24-2011 03:39 AM

Very nice piece.

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#10 posted 10-24-2011 04:22 AM

Thank you Sam! I have bookmarked the site to help me in the hopefully near future!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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#11 posted 10-24-2011 06:25 AM

Sam, you are something else!
I think I’m a little ways away from that level still, but I know enough to appreciate your expert craftsmanship!
Beautiful work as always.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#12 posted 10-24-2011 07:18 AM

Very nice Sam. I love your color(species) choices. It appears you used a butt joint for the insert, not a miter as shown in the plans. I think you made the right choice. I also notice that you alternated the direction of the joint in each insert, also a good choice IMO. A well done vase.

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

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#13 posted 10-24-2011 10:55 AM

Thanks for the link to this site…lots of good info there for us not so talented types:

Thcolorur in your project is outstanding….. nice piece as usual.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#14 posted 10-24-2011 02:41 PM

Yet again superb.

Good thing you included the sketch and description – it had me thinking for a while how you did it.

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

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#15 posted 10-25-2011 12:17 AM

Like you Sam, he is one clever fella.

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

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