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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 166 days ago 1376 views 9 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On the same principle of building a football, 20 hexagons and 12 pentagons, I built this 160 mm diameter spherical shape from plywood. I would like to call it Plywood Bubbles after the way it looks.

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





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mbmattvt

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#1 posted 166 days ago

Okay,

Its beautiful – maybe a museum quality piece?? I think you should post the process… I’m interested in knowing more and I bet there are others on here that are, too.

Did I say amazing? Beautiful??

Matt

-- "There are three kinds of men. The ones who learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." --- Will Rogers

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hunter71

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#2 posted 166 days ago

Real cool Sam

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 166 days ago

You have done it again Sam, real beauty in this one. Great work mate.

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

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Oldtool

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#4 posted 166 days ago

Beautiful work, the result of master craftsmanship. I too would like to see the process, can’t figure out how this was done.

-- "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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Ken90712

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#5 posted 166 days ago

Sam, another amazing project…. How you come up with these is beyond me…..

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

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stan

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#6 posted 166 days ago

Very Very Cool. I to would like to know the how to’s. Is it hollow inside

-- I Saw What I See

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waleedwaheed2013

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#7 posted 166 days ago

عمل رائع وجميل وأنا أعلم أنه يوجد صعوبة بالغة في التلميع والسنفرة ولكن هذا ليس صعب علي فنان موهوب
يحب علمه ويتقنه ويعمل بتحدي كبير
عمل رائع
وليد

-- Waleed Waheed

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stefang

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#8 posted 166 days ago

This ball is yet another turning wonder that shows how creative and talented you are Sam. Marvelous work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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murch

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#9 posted 166 days ago

An amazing piece. Ultra cool.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 166 days ago

Just too cool

-- 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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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 166 days ago

WOW, Sam, that is a work of art!!!!!!!!!!!!!..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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majuvla

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#12 posted 166 days ago

Beautiful work,outstanding!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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becikeja

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#13 posted 166 days ago

Wow, that’s incredible.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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OldWolfsWoodShop

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#14 posted 166 days ago

Awesome, have to try it

-- Making Sawdust is great stress relief...

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MarkTheFiddler

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#15 posted 166 days ago

Ok, I figured out how you made it.

It would take me a month to do the glue up.
To get the beautiful sphere turned, I’m thinking I’ll have the skills in another 40 years. Just you wait! I’ll have one of these masterpieces turned out by 2053. ;)

Ok I lied. I don’t know how you did it. Did you use double thickness on the ply? I count six rings. Maybe you just had the top layer of ply and some hard wood underneath?

This project makes me want to get a lathe and start destroying wood.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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