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Blog entry by Sam Shakouri posted 06-23-2010 12:44 PM 1238 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did not know that Planet Soccer was so famous that a local newspaper wanted to report it in the news. A reporter and her photographer came to our place and interviewed me and took some photos on Thursday, a day before the timber show, and the report was in the newspaper today.
Now you can see me with Planet Soccer in The Advertiser, if you click on:
Thanks for reading the article.

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

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#1 posted 06-23-2010 12:53 PM

Outstanding… you deserve the recognition…congratulations…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 06-23-2010 12:56 PM

well done sam ,

i agree ,
segmented is visually more stimulating , generally .

and the geometry and attention to the angles and cuts ,
is very challenging too .

i don’t have a lathe , but do appreciate the shapes and forms it can do .

your work is exquisite !

thanks for sharing .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 06-23-2010 01:05 PM

I admire your craft, I just don’t have the patience to make all those little cuts. LOL

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 06-23-2010 07:57 PM

Nice, no, GREAT job on this Sam. I am not a soccer fan but I can certainly relate to the soccer ball and the skill it had to take to make this! The Li’l Lady keeps telling me I should do some segmentation, one day I will. I admire your craftsmanship and all your works.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 06-23-2010 08:32 PM

Hi Sam, that is great news. You deserve recognition for your wonderful work.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#6 posted 06-23-2010 09:14 PM

Good one sam

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#7 posted 06-23-2010 09:27 PM

You fame is spreading world wide good show Sam

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 06-24-2010 01:18 AM

Nice coverage Sam, will certainly boost the sales. Great piece of art and nice to be recognised.

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

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#9 posted 06-24-2010 10:38 AM

Great news Sam.
I think the link has changed. The new Prime Minister has hit the headlines.

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

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#10 posted 06-30-2010 03:16 AM

Thank you all for your nice words and wishes.

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

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#11 posted 07-05-2010 04:08 PM

Congrats, Sam! Your work more than deserves this sort of recognition. I can’t think of a single project that you’ve posted that wouldn’t challenge seasoned woodworkers. I especially love what you’ve done with plywood.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#12 posted 07-16-2010 01:32 AM

I’d like to thank you all for your encouraging words. What a nice community….what a feeeeling.

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

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