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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 10-26-2013 at 03:56 AM 1639 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....

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#1 posted 10-26-2013 at 04:23 AM

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

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#3 posted 10-26-2013 at 05:28 AM

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

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#4 posted 10-26-2013 at 05:30 AM


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#5 posted 10-26-2013 at 05:34 AM

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!!

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#6 posted 10-26-2013 at 06:02 AM

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

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#7 posted 10-26-2013 at 06:34 AM

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

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#8 posted 10-26-2013 at 06:39 AM

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

-- Having fun...Eric

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#9 posted 10-26-2013 at 06:47 AM

Very Very Interesting..
Thanks for sharing.

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

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#10 posted 10-26-2013 at 07:03 AM

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.

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#11 posted 10-26-2013 at 07:28 AM

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.

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#12 posted 10-26-2013 at 07:54 AM

Looks great!

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#13 posted 10-26-2013 at 07:59 AM

What a great idea! That turned out beautiful.

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#14 posted 10-26-2013 at 08:40 AM

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

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#15 posted 10-26-2013 at 09:12 AM

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

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

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