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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 02-02-2013 10:24 AM 1971 views 6 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yes, it is the second chess box in the shape of a rook. This time, I added a little chessboard on the top of the castle and called it Training Yard, photo # 5. Observe there is no any metal hinge between the two halves as the entwined section, in the back, itself is the hinge, photo # 2. Also, observe the shutting line in photo # 6, is invisible which means perfectly well done. I, soon, will start working on the main board and I’ll let you see it when it is ready in a week or so. It is almost 35 cm tall. NO, I did not make the pieces. I had bought them long time ago.
NOTE: Both the first and this one are %100 my own idea, design and work, the only two in the world.

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

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#1 posted 02-02-2013 11:05 AM

Sam – that’s an amazing piece. Did you make the chess pieces as well? Must have taken ages.
Well done.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#2 posted 02-02-2013 11:14 AM

No I did not. They are made in India, very well carved and cheep in Sydney.

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

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#3 posted 02-02-2013 11:20 AM

wow, that is great Sam. I play chess every day with my computer. I would not know how to act on such a tremendous game board.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 02-02-2013 11:29 AM

That is a great ONE of a kind. A lot of detail. Nice going…....................

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

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#5 posted 02-02-2013 11:35 AM

Love it !!!! Excellent idea and creativity.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#6 posted 02-02-2013 12:35 PM

Another great piece you have created Sam, really like the whole concept.

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

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#7 posted 02-02-2013 12:47 PM

That’s a cool looking project.

Very nice.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 02-02-2013 12:58 PM

Absolutely amazing. Beautiful creation, very interesting, and well crafted. Great build.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#9 posted 02-02-2013 01:51 PM

Nicely done Sam ! I am impressed with your ingenuity ! The perfect piece for your chess pieces ! Totally original to boot ! Gorgeous !

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

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#10 posted 02-02-2013 02:41 PM

Words like “Creative” and “Original” come to mind, but they seem to fall short. Oh well…

This is a very creative and original idea! Thanks for sharing your work with us.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 02-02-2013 02:50 PM

Gorgeous, Sam!
That must have been quite a glue up and turning for the column.

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

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#12 posted 02-02-2013 05:33 PM


-- I cut it three times and it's still too short

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#13 posted 02-02-2013 05:37 PM

Very unusual piece and a nice design. You did a wonderful job on it. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#14 posted 02-02-2013 06:34 PM

Great work as usual and totally original Sam. First you have to be smart just to find the chess pieces and then you have to be smart to win. It always feels good to come up with something entirely new. I did that once back in 1947. I can’t wait until the next time!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 02-02-2013 06:48 PM


That is one Unique design… really COOL…

I guess one could even rest their arms through the notches…?

Very nice…

Thank you.

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

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