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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 860 days ago 1238 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It is a mixture of solid silky oak, open segmented mahogany and solid segmentd black beans. 300mm in diameter. 61 pieces.

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





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MShort

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#1 posted 860 days ago

Nice looking bowl. I like the suttle look of the open segments.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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lew

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#2 posted 860 days ago

Super, Sam!

I really like the color combinations and the silky oak has beautiful grain patterns.

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

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rance

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#3 posted 860 days ago

Nice design Sam. On a combined piece like this, at 300mm, do you have to be concerned with crossgrain expansion?

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

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peteg

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#4 posted 860 days ago

Now that is different Sam, love the Oak base as the building block, nice job Mate :)
Pete

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

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Sam Shakouri

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#5 posted 860 days ago

Rance, wait and see. If it moved I would try to put it back on the lathe and round it up again.
Mike, Lew Rance and Pete, thank you for your comments.

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

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degoose

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#6 posted 859 days ago

You da man Sam…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Woodwrecker

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#7 posted 859 days ago

Another winning combination Sam!
You are a true master!

-- Having fun...Eric

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 859 days ago

Sam,

A wonderful piece! (as usual)

I’m curious about how you handled all of those void spaces around the bowl…
... left open, I can see endless CHIPOUT…
... Did you fill the voids with a substance that would make it through the Turning process, then dissolve it for sanding, etc.??
... How did you do it?

COOL very COOL piece!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Sam Shakouri

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#9 posted 859 days ago

My friend Joe, patience is the key. I glued the 48 pieces of open segmented in two rows, piece by piece and row by row. The third level was glued outside and ready to take place in once. It was turned to the shape as you saw it, no filling, no dissolving after. easy!!!
Eric, thank you for the comment.
Larry, I like your RED hat. With that great smile, is it a sign for forgiveness?

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

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deon

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#10 posted 859 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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sedcokid

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#11 posted 859 days ago

Excellent Work, beautiful!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Bluepine38

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#12 posted 859 days ago

Sam, once again you have proved that patience, experience and a great turning ability can produce
WONDERS WITH WOOD. You continue to live up to your motto and amaze us. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Jimbo4

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#13 posted 859 days ago

Bee-uuu-tee-full!!! Some day when I get the nerve.

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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Grumpy

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#14 posted 859 days ago

Very nice piece Sam.
Do you use any special glue to hold all those pieces together?.

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

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Sam Shakouri

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#15 posted 859 days ago

Grumpy, yellow PVA was used in this project. I use the same glue all the time and I have no any problem.
I started turning the bowl after only 3 hours because I could not wait for the next day. The surfaces had to be clean and in one level.
Thanks for every body for your comments.

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

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