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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 12-30-2012 07:26 AM 2157 views 4 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This’s a new idea for using an old railway sleeper to produce a vase. All sides can be used as front side, but I like the side in #1 picture. I used power wire brush to clean the sleeper part before painting. I turned a 200 mm long neck and lip and inserted in 30mm dia. hole in the old part.
Something is new, I think.
Happy New Year for all lumber jocks.

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

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#1 posted 12-30-2012 08:08 AM

I think I must be rubbing off on you my friend ….. Good job but still to many pieces lol

Love it :-)

-- There is always an opportunity to learn. . . .Steve Mcgrady. . Sydney, Australia.

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#2 posted 12-30-2012 08:26 AM

Gnarly and nice…......................

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 12-30-2012 08:28 AM

Great looking piece Sam, love the finish you have produced on the old sleeper. Happy New Year to you and family.

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

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#4 posted 12-30-2012 11:10 AM

Very nice, never seen anything like ti.

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#5 posted 12-30-2012 02:35 PM

Way to go Sam ! looked at first as if you’d turned the top out of the same piece and quit when you were ahead….either way , it is a success ! Happy nude ear to to you too !

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

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#6 posted 12-30-2012 02:50 PM

Very nice Sam. Happy New Year to you also.

-- Mel,

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#7 posted 12-30-2012 03:55 PM

Beautiful contrasts. I really like this piece!

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#8 posted 12-30-2012 04:13 PM

Ok,,,, dumb question here. What you guys are calling a “sleeper” is that what I have always called a railroad TIE? (The big blocks of wood that support the rails, right?)

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#9 posted 12-30-2012 04:36 PM

Very cool idea!!!

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#10 posted 12-30-2012 04:49 PM

Unique Idea and design.

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#11 posted 12-30-2012 05:50 PM

I really like this. I can see myself doing this with some Crib Dam Oak and New Oak.

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#12 posted 12-30-2012 06:34 PM

Looks like an OLD Pot Holder and a New Vase to me… LOL

Very Unique for sure…

A very nice COOL work of art…

Thank you!

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#13 posted 12-30-2012 07:15 PM

Super contrasts, Sam!!

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#14 posted 12-30-2012 08:45 PM

This is really unique and beautiful!

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#15 posted 12-31-2012 01:44 AM

Nice contrast, nice finish, nice work of art!
Happy New Year to you too!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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