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EXPOSING END GRAIN FROM DIFFERENT ANGLE

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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 09-26-2013 02:18 AM 1006 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Back to turning pens after long while, I tried to do something new. I turned this pen against its grain direction to expose the beauty of the grain from different angle, 90 degrees. To avoid chipping, I used only sanding instead of chisel. Yes, I hold the drilling machine with sanding disc against the pen blank while it was turning on the lathe. It took longer time to reach the design I wanted but made me satisfied by seeing the result. The wood was a nice piece of orange osage finished with bees wax.

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





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hunter71

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#1 posted 09-26-2013 03:17 AM

Creative idea. I did a truck in Afghanistan using end grain once and although it was difficult ,like you mentioned, the results were also cool. Nice job man.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Snookie

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#2 posted 09-26-2013 03:51 AM

Sam,

It really a beautiful pen!!!!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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peteg

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#3 posted 09-26-2013 03:52 AM

You have certainly achieved what you set out for Sam, that end grain has come to life with a beautiful glow, that’s cool
Pete

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

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grizzman

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#4 posted 09-26-2013 04:48 AM

beautiful pen sam, ive always like osage, technique is everything…and you have plenty of that…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Bob Collins

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#5 posted 09-26-2013 05:30 AM

Well worth the effort Sam, and a beautiful pen to show us. I agree with your remarks on my last post, you should turn some more plywood projects, you were the master and inspired me to try it. Thanks again.

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

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 09-26-2013 08:00 AM

Sam good to see some more of your work. Interesting was to achieve this, I think it came out great! Not sure i would have thought of this or had the patience…. Great job. Hope all is well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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waleedwaheed2013

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#7 posted 09-26-2013 12:00 PM

Gorgeous looks like a pen grain wheat, Period in honey bees
Give him a golden glitter ornaments shiny and beautiful
The use of sanding in turnings something needs much patience and overwrought
Excellent work

-- Waleed Waheed

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 09-26-2013 12:11 PM

Beautiful pen, Sam. Some times you do what you gotta do to get the job done. Very inventive and great result. I made some rings with imitation ivory and had to do the same thing. They would chip when using a turning tool so I sanded to the finished shape, too….......................Thanks for sharing….........Jim

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

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lew

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#9 posted 09-26-2013 01:52 PM

What a beauty, Sam!
With that shape and the bee’s wax finish, it just begs to be picked up and used.

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

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TurnTurnTurn

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#10 posted 09-26-2013 02:20 PM

Great looking pen!!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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Roman Hrytsak

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#11 posted 09-26-2013 03:42 PM

I like the technique used and the osage orange is a beautiful colour. Looks like I will have to pull out my sanding discs to reduce tearing of the end grain when shaping my boot blanks. Best regards, Roman.

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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Sam Shakouri

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#12 posted 09-27-2013 09:30 AM

Thank you all for taking your valuable time to comment.

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

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 09-28-2013 03:17 AM

It turned out well Sam. I would not have thought of that method.

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

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whiskeyturner

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#14 posted 10-01-2013 11:21 PM

So my friend, after my demo on Sunday will you turn the next one?

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

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Sam Shakouri

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#15 posted 10-02-2013 10:44 AM

Thanks, Steve, for the demo. Yes, I will, but I’m not sure of which way.

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

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