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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 03-06-2012 09:14 AM 1370 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This 300mm in diameter mahogany platter is decorated by a new idea. I dug 8mm wide and 5mm deep groove by parting tool and then refill it with mixture of African winge graiding dust and PVA and left it few days to dry, shrink and crack. I then fill all cracks with mixture of grinding dust of pine to make it look like acrylic or granite as shown in photo #2. It came out exactly like what I had planed for.

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

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#1 posted 03-06-2012 10:57 AM

Nice platter Sam and a great idea with the filling, your always coming up with something new and creative.
Like the finish on the mahogany.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#2 posted 03-06-2012 11:16 AM


Great looking platter. I’ve got a piece of burl elm that I’ve been intending to make a platter from. I may have to tackle it today. Thanks for sharing.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 03-06-2012 01:38 PM


-- Ryan

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#4 posted 03-06-2012 01:49 PM

Beautiful, Sam!

The randomness of the shrink/cracks really does re-create nature’s patterns.

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

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#5 posted 03-06-2012 02:05 PM

very nice job

-- Joe, Ga

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#6 posted 03-06-2012 02:23 PM

Sam, great idea and what a cool turn-out. I like it. Always good to see your posts! Hope all is well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 03-06-2012 02:24 PM

Nice platter and clever idea on the inlay. Thanks for sharing new ideas.

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

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#8 posted 03-06-2012 03:16 PM

Another nice innovation Sam! Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 03-06-2012 04:58 PM

Sam… Wonderful!

Another fantastic adventure of your imagination!

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

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#10 posted 03-06-2012 05:04 PM

Sam, this platter is beautiful. Very nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 03-06-2012 05:27 PM

Sam are these ideas of yours forced out by grunting, dreams, or just design opportunities by mistakes.

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#12 posted 03-06-2012 06:22 PM

Great job, I may need to borrow your idea. Thx for sharing.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#13 posted 03-06-2012 08:08 PM

Lizardhead, “It came out exactly like what I had planed for”.

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

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#14 posted 03-06-2012 10:20 PM

Great job Sam, it adds a real point of difference to the plate especial;ly with that Mahogany :))

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

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#15 posted 03-06-2012 10:32 PM

An interesting method & great result Sam. Thanks for sharing.

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

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