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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 630 days ago 951 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

London 2012 Olympic has taken me back to Sydney 2000 Olympic, when I made this coffee table to show my proudness of Sydney hosting the games in the end of 20th century. It was my first ever ceramic project and I have not have any ceramic project attempt after. Pine table that I made, was the foundation to glue the tiles on. It consumed alot of time and ended up too heavy to handle indoor for my wife and left in the garage all these years.
Each leg represents a landmark of Sydney, photo #2 is the location of NSW and Sydney, #3 is the great icon of Sydney the Harbour Bridge, #4 Sydney Tower and #5 The Opera House in the night.

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





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 630 days ago

To nice to stay in the garage Sam. a great tribute to what has been deemed the best games ever.

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

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Schwieb

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#2 posted 630 days ago

Nice work Sam, I can imagine how heavy it is. Now you’re making me want to dredge up some old projects of my own. I’m wondering where the turning is on this project. Always nice to see a turner do some flat work.

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#3 posted 630 days ago

It was a good Olympics, far better than Beijing. You guys enjoy your sport more. Don’t think ours will match up either.

Having said all that, this is a splendid memento of 2000. Thanks for posting.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 630 days ago

I like it. It’s a wonderful memento and conversation piece.

helluvawreck
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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lew

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#5 posted 630 days ago

Neat!!

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

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Skylark53

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#6 posted 630 days ago

Great work and a very fine way to commemorate the games. I’d find some way to get out to be used.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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MonteCristo

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#7 posted 630 days ago

Impressive tile work ! I lived in Neutral Bay for a while 20 odd years ago and remember all the landmarks you`ve included – excellent renditions of them.

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

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degoose

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#8 posted 630 days ago

Indeed a work of art…

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

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 630 days ago

Great idea Sam. How time moves on. Seems it was yesterday.

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

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peteg

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#10 posted 629 days ago

Gues we all have one or two in ther shed representing a special event, looks a real nice job Mate, shame to have it hidden :)
Pete

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

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