• Advertise with us
Blog entry by Sam Shakouri posted 587 days ago 1487 reads 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I would call this project ” From Flat Blank ( 25mm thick ) To 100 mm Deep Bowl”. It maybe ready early next year as I am very busy at the moment. I had some rough idea about it but I decided to try it for the first time. It can be segmented or made of one solid piece of timber of your choice, also, it can be round or square. Here, I am going to show you the first steps befor geting it ready for the lathe to finish it.
For that, I made a plywood tool rest designed to cut the blank to several rings at 45 degree angle and in the same width.
The process, so far, is going well. All I need is gluing the rings together to the base and start turning it to a bowl. I may add solid brown rim to make it deeper and better look. See you in my projects when it is ready.

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

16 comments so far

View Matt Nudi's profile

Matt Nudi

75 posts in 589 days

#1 posted 587 days ago

Awesome idea with that tool rest, makes it easy to do some basic coring of rings without spendings 100’s of dollars on those expensive jigs. Thanks for sharing!

-- - Still a new guy to the craft, but always striving to learn more

View Sam Shakouri's profile

Sam Shakouri

974 posts in 1685 days

#2 posted 587 days ago

Pictures 7 & 8 show you the two choices of gluing.

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

View wunderaa's profile


182 posts in 800 days

#3 posted 587 days ago

Postings like this are why I love this site. In just a few pictures, you managed to effectively communicate your clever technique…no words needed! Thank you for sharing!

View a1Jim's profile


111999 posts in 2175 days

#4 posted 587 days ago

Very cool Sam thanks for sharing.

-- Custom furniture

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

7620 posts in 2650 days

#5 posted 587 days ago


What a COOL, SLICK way to make a bowl!!

Sam, thank you very much!


Super COOL!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

View hunter71's profile


1953 posts in 1784 days

#6 posted 587 days ago

Neat Sam. Makes me dizzy looking into it.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

View PurpLev's profile


8476 posts in 2246 days

#7 posted 587 days ago


-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

View BritBoxmaker's profile


4337 posts in 1634 days

#8 posted 587 days ago

Simple in the hands of a master.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

View lew's profile


9943 posts in 2353 days

#9 posted 587 days ago


Love the clamps and the dedicated tool rest/holder!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View degoose's profile


6970 posts in 1952 days

#10 posted 587 days ago

So that is how it is done… by a master…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

View peteg's profile


2816 posts in 1421 days

#11 posted 587 days ago

You cunning old bugger sam :)) what a great idea & fabulous way to produce a winner.
Well done Mate

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

View SASmith               's profile


1546 posts in 1585 days

#12 posted 587 days ago

I love this process.
All of my bowls are made this way.
I even made a cyclone with the same technique.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

View Snookie's profile


162 posts in 1090 days

#13 posted 587 days ago

I love Learning from my friends on Lumberjocks!!!!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

View Sam Shakouri's profile

Sam Shakouri

974 posts in 1685 days

#14 posted 587 days ago

At Scott, your comment suggested that I claimed this technique was my idea. Please, read it again, I said
” I had some rough idea about it, but I decided to try it for the first time” . And I sent the blog to show the process to many lumber jocks who have not come across such technique.
I visited your home page for the first time and went through your all 33 projects and I liked them all, in particular the Bulge Butcher Block, congratulation for hitting the DT3 again.

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

View Grumpy's profile


19313 posts in 2449 days

#15 posted 586 days ago

You never cease to amaze Sam.

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

showing 1 through 15 of 16 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