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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 11-06-2011 04:54 AM 1614 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Once apon a time, there was a lumber who had some crooked machines and many crooked tools. So, when he wanted to build a home for his family, the house was crooked, the door and windows were crooked and even the roof was crooked.
But, the lumber and his wife lived a straight and happy life in that crooked house, for ever.

NOW SERIOUSLLY, I’m a woodturner not a builder. I turned this little cubical lidded box, deliberately, crooked to represent the famous children story of The Crooked House. And all was done by my lathe.
I turned it around 4 centre lines 30mm. away from the central centre and those centres were slightly shifted to give the corners of the box crookedness appearance. I may call this mathod as ” double centre shifting ”
During turning process, the harsh vibration was in two directions, one was forward and backward and the second was left and right, both were happening in the same time. The handle of the box is the chimney of the house, turned, separately, through, so the box can be used as a vase as well. photo#5
Inside diameter, 140mm. hight, 225mm. including the handle.

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

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#1 posted 11-06-2011 05:37 AM

Nice looking project Sam, sounds like you would need the hardhat on with the vibrations. Great you can come up with something different and multipurpose too. Like it.

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

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#2 posted 11-06-2011 05:42 AM

When I first saw it I thought maybe the glue slipped a bit while you were turning Sam ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 11-06-2011 07:25 AM

Now that is different…well done…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 11-06-2011 09:08 AM

wonderful and whimsical and colorful to delight the child within . I was just at a book fair ,buying some things for the grand kids and this reminds me of some of the illustrations , nice work ! ( nice roses )

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#5 posted 11-06-2011 10:32 AM

There’s nothing better than well executed a piece with a theme.
Well done Sam.

-- Dave -

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#6 posted 11-06-2011 11:55 AM

I love it Sam! Love the theme too!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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#7 posted 11-06-2011 03:13 PM

Nice Sam, very nice

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

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#8 posted 11-06-2011 04:06 PM

Cleverly turned ! Nice twist with the children’s story ! all around terrific !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#9 posted 11-06-2011 04:16 PM

Real clever Sam. You have a wild imagination. I wish I could hang around you for awhile, I’m sure I could learn a lot.

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

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#10 posted 11-06-2011 04:40 PM

Neat, Sam!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 11-06-2011 08:22 PM

Very neat and different!..............JIm

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

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#12 posted 11-07-2011 04:37 AM

Sam, How interesting….. Very nice and different!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#13 posted 11-07-2011 12:56 PM

Hi Sam, it is always a pleasure to see your work, you are blessed to be so talented. The crooked house is a “Sam Special”

Thank you for sharing Sam.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#14 posted 11-07-2011 11:34 PM

It’s sort of straight and crooked at the same time. Nice one Sam.

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

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