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VASE IN A BRANCH

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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 08-28-2015 10:52 AM 2380 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by a similar project, I decided to take the challenge. This one piece project rises the question of ” How did you do that? ” The answer is less than %10 of it is turned on lathe and the rest is carving. I’m not a carver, but I did my best and took my time to do it though I don’t have proper carving tools. I used carpenter’s chisels and sanding paper. The branch is camphor laurel, sprayed by clear paint. Hollowed by 35 mm in diameter and 180 mm deep cylindrical shape. 270 mm tall.

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





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#1 posted 08-28-2015 12:25 PM

Dear Sam, Chisels and sandpaper ARE Proper carving/sculpting tools. I started with just those very same Proper tools and have been using them for 53 years (+/-) Very fine job Sam , Thanks for sharing. I love the smell of Camphor wood in the morning ! Keep amazing us with your expertise and versatility ! Don S.

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#2 posted 08-28-2015 12:27 PM

This is AMAZING – the work you did just to mimic what a lathe would do is really spectacular!

At first I thought this would separate and the vase was tucked into the hole in the wood, but this is way cooler being totally attached like this.

When someone asks how it was done – just let ‘em wonder. ;-)

Cheers, and thanks for posting!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] / www.rhoadesclan.com

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#3 posted 08-28-2015 12:39 PM

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#4 posted 08-28-2015 01:23 PM

Awesome, Sam, just Awesome!

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

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#5 posted 08-28-2015 02:37 PM

Beautiful work here. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 08-28-2015 02:39 PM

Great looking project Sam.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 08-28-2015 03:13 PM

The greater the talent – the lesser the need for the “right” tools! Awesome job!!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 08-28-2015 03:43 PM

Sam, this is way cool. I wish I had one to stand next to my fireplace as it would look great. Thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 08-28-2015 04:26 PM

I have to agree with the praises above, and add a very unique project!

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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#10 posted 08-28-2015 07:12 PM

I totally concur with all of the above. This is very unique and pretty danged cool too !

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#11 posted 08-28-2015 07:21 PM

Interesting piece, Nice job. U R a carver too ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 08-28-2015 11:45 PM

Thats amazing, so cool and what a conversation piece… A++++++++++++++++++++++

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

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#13 posted 08-28-2015 11:47 PM

That is a great piece of work Sam, love the look of it. I reckon you could use a very blunt pocket knife and still turn out a masterpiece. Thanks for showing, I must try one of these.

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

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#14 posted 08-29-2015 01:19 AM

WOW, Sam. WOW, and a pile of curly fries. With chili and cheese on top. OMG.

-- Mark

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#15 posted 08-29-2015 01:22 AM

You never cease to amaze Sam. Nice work.

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

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