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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 01-18-2014 02:47 AM 1253 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I have the burl blank for years until last tow weeks when I decided to work on it. I added an African winge rim to the bowl to enhance and deepen it. A week later, I found another piece of the same burl and turned it to a lid with ebony handle. Finished with clear varnish.

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





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peteg

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#1 posted 01-18-2014 03:28 AM

Great idea Sam adding a piece to the burl it gives it elevation, do you know what type of timber it is from?.
We can always rely on you Mate to do something just a bit different, love the result :)
pete

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 01-18-2014 04:15 AM

Very nice job of combining the two burls.

Nice little mint / candy / nut dish…

COOL work!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#3 posted 01-18-2014 04:51 AM

Very nice work as always Sam. Beautiful. !!!!!!!!!!

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 01-18-2014 04:59 AM

Beautiful work Sam!

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#5 posted 01-18-2014 05:15 AM

Another great idea from you Sam, the combination of other woods have certainly has made this an art piece,.
beautiful result and finish.

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

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Woodwrecker

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#6 posted 01-18-2014 05:31 AM

Great job Sam.
Your work work is always a pleasure to see.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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MichaelA

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#7 posted 01-18-2014 07:58 AM

Beautiful combination, looks very rich!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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DaveGlx

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#8 posted 01-18-2014 09:36 AM

You are really creating wonders with wood mate.
Love this piece.

-- Dave -

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deon

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#9 posted 01-18-2014 09:46 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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waleedwaheed2013

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#10 posted 01-18-2014 09:59 AM

Very nice and good job.

-- Waleed Waheed

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#11 posted 01-18-2014 10:55 AM

Nice design and l enjoyed seeing the burl . Burls hold so many grain surprises when you open them up.

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#12 posted 01-18-2014 11:06 AM

Very nice Sam.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#13 posted 01-18-2014 03:52 PM

A museum piece for sure. Well done Sam.

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 01-18-2014 04:27 PM

Beautiful wood and a beautiful piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Grumpy

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#15 posted 01-18-2014 09:49 PM

Nice work Sam. Very original design.

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

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