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Blog entry by Sam Shakouri posted 12-14-2012 03:02 PM 2201 reads 10 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....

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#1 posted 12-14-2012 03:11 PM

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

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#2 posted 12-14-2012 03:15 PM

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

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

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#3 posted 12-14-2012 03:23 PM

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!

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#4 posted 12-14-2012 03:44 PM

Very cool Sam thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 12-14-2012 04:11 PM


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:

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#6 posted 12-14-2012 04:12 PM

Neat Sam. Makes me dizzy looking into it.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 12-14-2012 04:17 PM


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

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#8 posted 12-14-2012 04:35 PM

Simple in the hands of a master.

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

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#9 posted 12-14-2012 04:38 PM


Love the clamps and the dedicated tool rest/holder!

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

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#10 posted 12-14-2012 05:24 PM

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

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#11 posted 12-14-2012 09:01 PM

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

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#12 posted 12-14-2012 09:49 PM

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

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#13 posted 12-15-2012 01:11 AM

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

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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#14 posted 12-15-2012 02:21 AM

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....

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#15 posted 12-16-2012 12:27 AM

You never cease to amaze Sam.

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

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