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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 05-20-2013 04:50 AM 2115 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table lamp is made entirely of timber including the shade that’s turned as open segmented to let the light go through. The stand is made of walnut and African winge. the shade is from 4 kinds of timber, African winge, osage orange, mahogany and walnut.
The shade only was made of 360 pieces, glued one by one and raw by raw within two days.

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

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#1 posted 05-20-2013 05:32 AM

Nice work

-- Vince

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#2 posted 05-20-2013 05:34 AM

Nice open segmenting Sam, great looking lamp and shade.

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

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#3 posted 05-20-2013 06:26 AM

A great job as usual Sam.

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

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#4 posted 05-20-2013 06:26 AM

Awesome Sam I wanna make something like this.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#5 posted 05-20-2013 06:43 AM

Fantastic Sam!

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

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#6 posted 05-20-2013 07:23 AM

Hey Sam, where did you get that design?? thid looks quite unique, very well done Mate, geat bit of segmenting :)

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

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#7 posted 05-20-2013 08:18 AM

Hey Pete, the stand was my own design that came in my dream one night ! And then the segmented shade was a natural result of if you started a project with wood, you had to finish it with wood. My wife went to a second hand shop and came back with 5 nice paper shades, $1 dollar each, They were all rejected and I made my own design.

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

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#8 posted 05-20-2013 11:30 AM

well done

-- Waleed Waheed

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#9 posted 05-20-2013 11:32 AM

That is a cool lamp, Sam. The frame looks like metal at first glance. Great open segment and pattern on the lamp shade…...............Really neat design!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 05-20-2013 01:12 PM

Nice idea, well executed Sam, keep innovating ! as always, a pleasure to see .

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

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#11 posted 05-20-2013 02:09 PM

nice job

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#12 posted 05-20-2013 02:29 PM

Several impressive things here! I am thinking it took some time to figure out how get the wire routing done…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 05-20-2013 02:53 PM

Looks great

-- Dreaming patterns

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#14 posted 05-20-2013 03:37 PM

Sam, you are one of the Wonders of the Planet!

How thick was your Shade right after glue-up (ave. thickness)

How thick / thin was it After you turned it?

Had to be super thin to let Light go through it… How thin was it?

How often did you Hone / sharpen your Shade turning tools while turning it?

Just awesome… as I said, you are a Wonder!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!

Thank you for posting it.

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

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#15 posted 05-20-2013 03:49 PM

Love that shade!!

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

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