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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 06-08-2014 08:06 AM 2774 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Few years ago I up dated my lathe and kept the old one for just in case. The time has arrived to use it again last week when I used it to try this new idea that I call The Centrifugal Force Art which was digging in my head for long while. First I rounded the edge of the blank on the lathe and painted it in black, I prepared the old lathe by setting it vertically as in photo 3 & 4 dropped small amount of colour paints while it was running, and waited few days to dry and then as last step, I put it back on the lathe to hollow it. I had good and excited time and good and excited result.

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

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#1 posted 06-08-2014 08:40 AM

That is really great Sam, beautiful colors and finish. You must still have a lot of ideas we still have to see. Thanks for sharing your creations mate. And to think I disposed of a very old lathe a few weeks back.
Never mind I’m still looking for a decent size coconut.

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

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#2 posted 06-08-2014 10:22 AM

Great effect Sam.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 06-08-2014 11:12 AM

That looks great Sam…very cool idea and well executed…great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 06-08-2014 12:20 PM

Excellent result, Sam. Goes to show what can be achieved with thinking outside the bowl.
Thank you for showing.
I love it.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 06-08-2014 01:02 PM

Same that looks pretty cool. SpinArt bowls. What type of paints did you use?


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 06-08-2014 01:03 PM

Very interesting effect, Sam. I like what I see. Now to enter it into a juried art show. Well done.

-- jroot

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#7 posted 06-08-2014 02:06 PM

Cool idea, Sam! You are always taking turning in a new direction and a higher level!

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

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#8 posted 06-08-2014 02:40 PM

Outside the box. Love it… a great and refreshing look. What type of paint did you use?

-- Jeff, Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcolm Forbes

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#9 posted 06-08-2014 02:43 PM

Sam another fantastic project ,love it.


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#10 posted 06-08-2014 04:51 PM

Great Idea! With all the paints and stains available your possibilities are endless.

-- Leafherder

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#11 posted 06-08-2014 06:28 PM

Hi Sam,

Always look forward to your projects. This one reminded me of my childhood.

When I was a kid 50 years ago, I remember a toy (by Mattel?) had that had a motor that would hold a postcard that you could drop colored paint on as it spun. All I and my friends ever did was to max out the RPM and end up wearing the paint all over ourselves and the walls more than ended up on the card.

The way you do this is much more impressive than our postcard spin art.


-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#12 posted 06-08-2014 07:53 PM

That’s pretty clever, nice job. Good use for an old lathe.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#13 posted 06-08-2014 08:05 PM

Like that cute redhead in the Wendys hamburger commercials on TV says…. “Now, THAT’S different!”

Very cool!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#14 posted 06-08-2014 08:55 PM

Great look and Great mind to think of this!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#15 posted 06-08-2014 10:03 PM

That is just too cool, Sam!!.
How fast was it spinning?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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