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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 10-05-2012 11:44 AM 1523 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After a suggestion from a friend to turn a pipe holder, I went searching the net for an idea. I found nothing to satisfy me. So, I designed my own. Unlike what I had seen in the net, I rose the top part by six columns on the edge of the holder instead of one column in the centre. With that, I gave some age to it. Instead of the central column, I added my own idea of some woodturning ornaments of ebony matching the handle of the tobacco container lid. I preferred the container to be of wood not as glass jar as I had seen in the net. Also, for the convenience of the smoker, I added lazy Susan system.
I do not ignore the benefit of searching the net for ideas, but after all, I came up with a design that you can not see anywhere in the world of pipe holders.
Only iron bark is used in this project.

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

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#1 posted 10-05-2012 12:08 PM

Sam, you certainly are creative. Another beautiful project!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 10-05-2012 01:45 PM

Very good looking pipe holder, I like the ebony ornaments you added. The only thing some nit picking pipe
smoker might mention is that they would want 7 openings so they could have one pipe for every day of the
week. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 10-05-2012 02:12 PM

Let the seventh day be smok free day :)

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

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#4 posted 10-05-2012 02:31 PM

Beautiful pipe holder!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#5 posted 10-05-2012 03:46 PM

Nice array of pipes…

Nice pipe holder…

Now, are you going to tell us it’s all made from ONE solid piece of wood? LOL
(you’re always doing what seems to be impossible…)

Great job… as usual…

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

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#6 posted 10-05-2012 06:03 PM

Not a fan of cigarette smoking but, having grown up with a pipe-smoking father, I have a fondness for the smell of pipe (and cigar) smoke. The divots for the bases of the pipes appear non-circular. How were they made ?

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

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#7 posted 10-05-2012 09:43 PM

Beautiful creation, Sam!
Bet Mads would like one of these!

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

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#8 posted 10-05-2012 10:31 PM

Ahh, those days of smoking a pipe are gone for me Sam. That is a nice project though.

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

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#9 posted 10-05-2012 11:14 PM

Great looking piece Sam< But now I am confused
From an earlier post of yours:

Yes, like any woodturning piece of yours, it is very nice and well done project but I dont like anything related to smoking. I am an anti-smoking campaigner. Thank you for sharing.
—Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD…..Sydney,Australia….

So may one now accuse you of smoking Sam, I know better, sense you once told me that you were an anti-smoking campaigner. Beside’s, those pipes including the one you sport in your teeth appear to be all unused.
So did you also make the pipes??

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#10 posted 10-05-2012 11:47 PM

Lizardhead, I’m still an anti-smoking campaigner but I accepted the challenge of turning it. I found it was good idea, I bought the pipes cheaply and brand new from Sunday Market when I went there to buy only one for measurement. You have very good memory, even, myself, I forget that I had talked against smoking on L J’s site.
Thank you for the comment, my friend.

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

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#11 posted 10-05-2012 11:48 PM

Sam, Nicely done. I have a number of plans in the old Deltagram magazines for pipe racks. Quite popular back when they were printed.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#12 posted 10-06-2012 12:58 AM

Nice creation Sam and I will not argue the smoking habit and just respect peoples preferences when it comes to this .

-- Kiefer

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#13 posted 10-06-2012 04:52 AM

Real nice Sam, very different and original.

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

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#14 posted 10-06-2012 10:20 AM

Unique, I like it.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#15 posted 10-11-2012 12:13 AM

Monte, The pipe bases were drawn and dug by router bit (10mm half circle) mounted on drop drill that goes to limited depth. I pushed the timber instead of the machine. Thanks.

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

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