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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 12-27-2011 11:12 AM 1662 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It is my second vase on tripod with slight differences from the first one. The black part of this vase was a 80×80x600 mm slab of Queensland ebony, given to me by a friend and I segmented it into 12 pieces to make the main part of the vase. The top and bottom were solid blanks of osage orange. The 6 FLAMES and three lifting legs are orange osage and padouk. Total height is 345mm.
If I had bought that timber, I would estimated its value around $150 or more.
Happy New Year everybody.

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

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#1 posted 12-27-2011 11:57 AM

Fantastic shape and great colours..

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#2 posted 12-27-2011 12:14 PM

Everything about the vase is great Sam, like the wood combination. Happy New Year to you and family Sam and
hope you had an enjoyable xmas.

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

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#3 posted 12-27-2011 01:11 PM

Happy New Year Sam. Great piece.

-- Dave -

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#4 posted 12-27-2011 02:05 PM

Sam, This is a very striking piece…. Great shape, great color and great craftsmanship!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 12-27-2011 02:41 PM

that is beautiful sam,great effort

-- jim nevada

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#6 posted 12-27-2011 02:59 PM

Beautiful vase. A very interersting and striking desgn well executed.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 12-27-2011 04:19 PM

Way to go sam ! very impressive indeed ! well carried out in color and proportion and style and well… be careful, the Maya used to say you have to leave 1 small flaw in your work so you do not accomplish perfection and require you leave this life having accomplished your purpose…you are a little too close here for the Mayan rule my friend ! I see no flaw (not that I am looking for one) I am hoping you kept it well hidden and known only to you and your Mayan shadow craftsman ! good on ya !

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

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#8 posted 12-27-2011 04:43 PM

Your projects are always top-notch Sam.
Beautiful work !

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#9 posted 12-27-2011 05:37 PM

Another gorgeous piece of art, Sam!

Love the colors.


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

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#10 posted 12-27-2011 06:36 PM

Unique piece Sam and very well done as you pieces always are.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#11 posted 12-27-2011 08:31 PM

Another “Wonder of the World” creation by Sam!

That glue-up must have a piece of art… just to get started!
... design seen on the outside but NOT on the inside!

Great work Sam!

Thank you.

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

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#12 posted 12-27-2011 09:24 PM

Great job Sam, I like the tear drops in the centre feature section of ebony, wowie dont see too much of that theses days it’s worth about the same as gold, nice combination of timbers nicely turned indeed. :))

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

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#13 posted 12-27-2011 11:59 PM

Nice one Sam.

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

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#14 posted 12-28-2011 04:49 AM

Yes, I agree with the others! A work of art!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#15 posted 01-05-2012 11:13 AM

Thank you all for your comments.

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

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