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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 11-06-2011 11:28 PM 1625 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Many people asked me to turn a basket ball whenever they saw the soccer ball, so I decided to give it a go last week. It turned to be OK. The problem was the timber has changed the colour inspite I tryed my best to to avoid exposing it to sun light. It was very close to normal BB colour, but not the one you see in photo#3, which is here only to compare the size. I forgot the name of the timber, but it is not jarrah. Almost 200 pieces. I may turn another BB in near future to corect few mistakes I made in this one.

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

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#1 posted 11-06-2011 11:50 PM

I like the soccer balls better… but this is cool too…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 11-06-2011 11:53 PM

You always do amazing projects Sam ,this is another. Great Job.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#3 posted 11-07-2011 12:01 AM

I love it sam I am amazed what you come up with,great job mate

-- jim nevada

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#4 posted 11-07-2011 12:09 AM

I can see it’s not going to beat you Sam with another one planned already LOL
Shame you had a colour shift, still taht is the vaguearies of the material we play with.
Looks pretty damn good to me, well done :))

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

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#5 posted 11-07-2011 01:12 AM

Sam, THAT is so nice! Awesome…

I just gotta say it though…

You’re really on the Ball!


Keep it up!

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

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#6 posted 11-07-2011 01:18 AM

I try to guard against being too forward, but If that ball were in my house, it would be the center of attention.
As Joe said, AWSOME!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#7 posted 11-07-2011 04:09 AM

Well done Sam.

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#8 posted 11-07-2011 04:43 AM

Sam, this is amazing! You are the master of segmented work!! Outstanding

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 11-07-2011 01:07 PM

Hi Sam, your work is always perfect and I dont see any mistakes, if I made “mistakes” like that I would be thrilled.

Thanks for sharing Sam

-- When you know better you do better.

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

Nice one Sam

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

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#11 posted 11-09-2011 07:40 PM

Looks good from here !

-- John

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