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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 07-12-2012 12:04 AM 1877 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was asked to design and make this sign for a local men’s shed, in which I was and still a member. All letters, including the small ones, were designed by myself and cut by a scrol saw. The slogan reads:” Everybody has talent, all we need is to bring it to the surface ”. Size 70×130 cm.

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

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#1 posted 07-12-2012 12:13 AM

Real nice sign Sam, and there couldn’t be a truer slogan.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 07-12-2012 12:18 AM

Well done sam , Well done indeed !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#3 posted 07-12-2012 12:39 AM

But, Sam!

It’s rectangular!

It’s NOT Round!

What happened? Your lathe break-down? LOL

Beautiful sign!

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

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#4 posted 07-12-2012 12:56 AM

I knew you could do flat work…well done…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#5 posted 07-12-2012 02:01 AM

Nice work Sam. I’m curious about this Men’s Shed thing. Must be an Aussie thing.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#6 posted 07-12-2012 02:41 AM

Like Schwieb, the “men’s shed” is something I am not familiar with. Nice sign though . . .

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#7 posted 07-12-2012 03:22 AM

OK, Schwieb & Monte, Men’s sheds are organized and funded by the Australian federal government and designed to keep retired and unemployed men, and only men, to keep themselves busy for few days a week. Another word, for men who wake up in the morning finding themselves having nothing to do.The sheds are like work shops equipped with variety of machines like wood and metal working machines and more. You do not have to do any work, just come in and have a cup coffee and chat with others or just read news papers or do some painting if you like. Also, the sheds are visited by health organizations to talk about health issues from time to time. Nothing is in pacific.
Why only men? I really dont know. But, I heard about a men’s shed of 35 male members that opened the door for ladies, in less than 6 months, the membership ended up with 2 men and 30 women! What a lucky two!
Why am I there? Good question. I’m there to use some machines I dont have at home.
Remarkable Note: The purpose of the government funding the men’s sheds is reducing the medical bill. It is like investment for the government.

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

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#8 posted 07-12-2012 05:56 AM

Nice job on the sign Sam.

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

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#9 posted 07-12-2012 05:56 PM

If you go into some of the Federally legislated “AARP” cities (>55 to reside in town, no schools, low taxes) like the Sun Cities in Fl and AZ you see similar “clubs” and though they’re not gender restricted, you’ll find a lot more guys hanging around the woodworking club and more gals at the weaver’s guild. Go to the photography club or the lapedary club and it’s more of a mix (got to keep up on the bolo production :^)

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#10 posted 07-12-2012 11:09 PM

Nice sign, Sam!
An expert on the lathe and the scroll saw!!

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

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#11 posted 07-13-2012 01:48 AM

Very nice sign. I’ve never made a sign or plaque before and a friend has asked if I could make on for him. I trying to find the best way to do it. How long did it take to scroll saw out all those letters?

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 07-13-2012 03:07 AM

Men’s shed sound like a good idea and it would be a great thing to have over here ,keep a lot of people off the street .
That sign you made sure will make that place more inviting .
Well done Sam .

-- Kiefer

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#13 posted 07-15-2012 12:14 AM

Peter W., scrolling the letters had consumed most of the time to make it. It may take only few minutes to cut one letter, but I cut all of them in two weeks, taking it easy. Also, I copied each letter, using the copier, to the number I needed, cut off, glued them on the timber and then cut them out, saving time of drawing them one by one.
Thank you all for the comments.

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

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#14 posted 07-15-2012 11:48 AM

Great look’in sign Sam!!

Thanks for Sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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