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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 04-30-2012 12:45 AM 1161 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wooden basket ball is made of 144 pieces of mahogany and sits on a base made of 72 pieces of black wood and it can be swirled for while if you push it gently by hand. The black lines are as a result of 3 hours of pyrography work. The ball is lifted of the base by 5mm by a metal bar with two hidden ballbrearings inside the ball to allow swirling around itself.
I am preparing a short video to show the swrling. You will watch it on my blog soon.

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





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 04-30-2012 12:51 AM

Sam,

Very NICE!

It’s not a Wilson Ball, for sure…. it’s a Sam’s Ball!

C O O L !

Does it bounce? LOL

How much does it weigh? LOL

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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peteg

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#2 posted 04-30-2012 12:52 AM

Wowie Sam, I can’t wait to see the video & this magnificent piece “swirling”
You certainly have the sergmentation & ball turning down to a tee my friend.
fabulous :: ))
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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#3 posted 04-30-2012 01:22 AM

It can, certainly, bounce, if you want to break the floor, Joe.
Thank you and Pete for your comments.

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

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rance

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#4 posted 04-30-2012 01:25 AM

Sam, I have a new respect for you in turning these. They are indeed not easy. And adding to that, the segmentation. This ball looks great. Nice touch with the pyrography too.

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

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Snookie

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#5 posted 04-30-2012 01:48 AM

Sam, The ball is beautiful! One day I hope to be as good as all my Lumberjock friends! Every one of you inspire me to be better everyday!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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Bearpie

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#6 posted 04-30-2012 03:05 AM

I keep getting surprised by you! This is great.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Bob Collins

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#7 posted 04-30-2012 03:21 AM

Real nice Sam, you sure put a new light on segmenting. Nice bit of pyrography also. Look forward to the
video.

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

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glynn

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#8 posted 04-30-2012 11:08 AM

segmention and motion! way to go sam looks great

-- jim nevada

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Porchfish

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#9 posted 04-30-2012 11:25 AM

Beautiful and novel ! leading the pack , still ! goodonya’

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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TurnTurnTurn

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#10 posted 04-30-2012 01:23 PM

Very nice, I am looking forward to your blog.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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jeepturner

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#11 posted 04-30-2012 01:27 PM

Another amazing turning Sam. Looking forward to the video.

-- Mel,

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Sam Shakouri

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#12 posted 04-30-2012 02:06 PM

My apology for being unable to send the video for technical reason.

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

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Martyroc

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#13 posted 04-30-2012 10:22 PM

That’s incredible, and I am sure very painstaking worth, but from where I am standing it was worth every minute. Beautiful piece.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Sam Shakouri

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#14 posted 05-03-2012 10:36 PM

Thank you all for your comments.

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

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Grumpy

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#15 posted 06-03-2012 08:32 PM

Excellent piece.

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

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