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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 01-18-2012 06:40 AM 1882 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Almost 40cm in hight and made of tassie oak, african winge and plywood. I chose the grain direction of all timber to be vertical but it was not good choice. I found the joining lines between the rings (end grain to end grain) caused some trouble. Well, it maybe hard to see but I will not repeat it at anytime.

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

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#1 posted 01-18-2012 06:47 AM

I see where you are coming from…

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#2 posted 01-18-2012 06:53 AM

Your amazing Sam ….

-- There is always an opportunity to learn. . . .Steve Mcgrady. . Sydney, Australia.

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#3 posted 01-18-2012 06:54 AM

This is pure “eye” candy. I love everything about it, and maybe knowing how hard it was to create makes it even more precious. It belongs in a gallery. What are your plans for it?

-- "Life's nonsense pierces us with strange relation." Wallace Stevens

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#4 posted 01-18-2012 07:38 AM

Always a treat to see your work Sam,great turning.

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#5 posted 01-18-2012 08:34 AM

Another fabulous piece Sam, you ‘segmenters” amase me, how long did it take you to come up with the title ?
Quite eunique Mate, well done
Pete :))

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

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#6 posted 01-18-2012 01:05 PM

Fantastic vase Sam, to get the eyes with the ply shows your creativity. Great work with the Tassie Oak.

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

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#7 posted 01-18-2012 02:01 PM

Sam, I think you are wrong it is beautiful!! It really looks like eye’s staring at you… Your work is amazing.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#8 posted 01-18-2012 04:16 PM

But, it is beautiful, Sam!!


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#9 posted 01-18-2012 04:20 PM

Looks very Egyptian! Thanks for posting!

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#10 posted 01-19-2012 07:30 AM

Nice work Sam.

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

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