• Advertise with us
Project by Sam Shakouri posted 299 days ago 1622 views 9 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This the third vase I turned with the same idea and design. It is made of 12 rings and a solid base vertically laminated plywood, as shown in photo 3. Glued in 3 stages, bottom half, the base and 4 rings, the second half, 5 rings and the neck. All rings made of 6 segments that make 65 segments. I turned each stage from inside before glued them together to turn the vase from outside in one piece.

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

28 comments so far

View hunter71's profile


1983 posts in 1811 days

#1 posted 298 days ago

Plywood is so underrated. You have created something neat here.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

View TheTalkingGrape's profile


266 posts in 482 days

#2 posted 298 days ago

View woodworkerscott's profile


360 posts in 1439 days

#3 posted 298 days ago

This is really cool. I have often looked at plywood thinking I should seg it and turn it. Thanks for posting.
Very cool.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

View cutworm's profile


1064 posts in 1418 days

#4 posted 298 days ago


-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

11280 posts in 1730 days

#5 posted 298 days ago

Beautiful, Sam. that is a real eye catcher!!............Jim

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

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

13731 posts in 963 days

#6 posted 298 days ago

This is so cool. Fantastic.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

View grizzman's profile


6912 posts in 1928 days

#7 posted 298 days ago

that is awesome sam, who would ever think plywood would look so good, fantastic..

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

View Woodwrecker's profile


3581 posts in 2200 days

#8 posted 298 days ago

The design is out of this world Sam !
You are the plywood segmented master !

-- Having fun...Eric

View Eagle1's profile


2066 posts in 1689 days

#9 posted 298 days ago

Very Very Interesting..
Thanks for sharing.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

View HuckD's profile


205 posts in 339 days

#10 posted 298 days ago

Great idea and excellent execution. Using the plywood vertically certainly creates and interesting piece. Favorited!

-- Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.

View Greg..the Cajun  Box Sculptor's profile

Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

4979 posts in 1933 days

#11 posted 298 days ago

Sam…I think your turned plywood design really came out great. It is obvious that you put a lot of hours into it and the results show…
What type of plywood did you use? I tried a sculpted box out of plywood a good while back and ended up throwing it away because it had too many hollow spots in the ply I used. I might attempt it again if I get some quality 3/4 Baltic birch or some sort of quality ply.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

View deon's profile


2171 posts in 1650 days

#12 posted 298 days ago

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

View marter1229's profile


341 posts in 2135 days

#13 posted 298 days ago

What a great idea! That turned out beautiful.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

View a1Jim's profile


112008 posts in 2202 days

#14 posted 298 days ago

You always do fantastic projects Sam these vase is way cool.

-- Custom furniture

View Gary's profile


7082 posts in 2058 days

#15 posted 298 days ago

I like to see a tutorial on this type of work. Looks great

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

showing 1 through 15 of 28 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase