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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 854 days ago 1565 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The foundation of this bowl was rejected twice when I offered it free for our members of Macarthur woodturners. I was about to take it to the bin because it looked useless to produce anything out of a piece of timber, 20mm thick from one side and 110mm from the other. BUT I decided to work on it myself. I flatened it and ended up with a 20mm thick and 300mm in diameter SHE OAK disc and I added my own touches of open segmented 48 pieces of she oak too, crowned by 12 segments of solid dark walnut. Here it is, from fire wood to this airy bowl.

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

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#1 posted 854 days ago


I’m glad you did not throw away the timber, but instead made this beautiful bowl! I really like it!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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#2 posted 854 days ago

I love your work Sam

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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#3 posted 854 days ago

Ahhh, I love firewood!
very nice, I like how you highlighted the knot.

-- Doug...

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#4 posted 854 days ago

Many nice surprises in what could end up in the fire. Nice piece.

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

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#5 posted 854 days ago

Once again time, patience and great skill have produced a wonderful bowl. Thank you for the inspiration
Sam, while I can not duplicate your work, I am having fun and keeping out of trouble and off street corners.
Thank you for sharing.

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

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#6 posted 854 days ago

great result. Its wonderful to see a piece of wood destined to the fire turned into something so great looking.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 854 days ago

Great save!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#8 posted 854 days ago

Love the way you can make a silk purse from a sow’s ear.

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

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#9 posted 854 days ago

This has got to be one of the best save/projects I have ever seen.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#10 posted 854 days ago

Very nice work Sam

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 854 days ago

That looks fantastic. It takes ‘vision’ to salvage a damaged piece. Nicely done!


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#12 posted 854 days ago

Nice ressurection!

You made something out of nothing….!!

Great job!

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

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#13 posted 854 days ago

Beautiful piece! Thanks for sharing.

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#14 posted 854 days ago

That really looks great

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#15 posted 854 days ago

I’m now sure no scrap will pass you by Sam. Great job on limited material.

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

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