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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 03-30-2012 08:07 AM 1746 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 03-30-2012 09:30 AM


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 03-30-2012 10:14 AM

I love your work Sam

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

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#3 posted 03-30-2012 11:42 AM

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

-- Doug...

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#4 posted 03-30-2012 11:49 AM

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 03-30-2012 12:44 PM

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 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#6 posted 03-30-2012 01:05 PM

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 03-30-2012 01:24 PM

Great save!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#8 posted 03-30-2012 01:36 PM

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 03-30-2012 01:42 PM

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 03-30-2012 02:15 PM

Very nice work Sam

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 03-30-2012 02:17 PM

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


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#12 posted 03-30-2012 04:02 PM

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 03-30-2012 05:33 PM

Beautiful piece! Thanks for sharing.

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#14 posted 03-30-2012 09:27 PM

That really looks great

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#15 posted 03-30-2012 10:32 PM

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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