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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 08-14-2014 09:23 AM 1291 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This pin cushion sits on the center of 240 mm diameter Lazy Susan that is surrounded by 18 wooden poles to hold cotton reels. All rise on 4 legs unlike the previous pin cushions that have tripods. The main timber is Queensland rosewood.

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

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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 08-14-2014 10:30 AM

That is terrific Sam, a very handy addition to the sewing room. Nice turning and finish with the rose wood.
Thanks for showing, I am not letting my wife see it.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 08-14-2014 11:45 AM

Sam, that is a beautiful design! I love it!!
.................Cheers, Mate…............................Jim

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

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#3 posted 08-14-2014 12:54 PM

Sweet… love the whole thing…

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

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#4 posted 08-14-2014 01:12 PM

Good job!

How did you get the soft ball for holding the pins? It would seem like as you wrap the top cloth around the “under ball” (term ?) there would be folds / pleats in the top cloth.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#5 posted 08-14-2014 04:55 PM

Keeping the wife happy, very nice Sam.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#6 posted 08-14-2014 05:08 PM

Outstanding piece of functionality, and very beautiful wood/design. Nice work!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 08-14-2014 05:42 PM

Hello Sam

Very nice

My wife mustn’t see this or …...

What are the dimensions ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#8 posted 08-14-2014 06:49 PM

That’s a beauty, Sam!

I really like the scooped out area inside of the spool pins.

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

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#9 posted 08-15-2014 12:51 AM

That is really cool, great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 08-15-2014 03:32 AM

Sam That Q. Rosewood is Beautiful!!!!! The pincushion is a real work of art!!!!!

A very well crafted project…and a very practical project!!!!



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#11 posted 08-15-2014 06:12 AM

My mom would love this, excellent design…...

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#12 posted 08-16-2014 02:22 AM

Another excellent piece of turning Sam.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 08-16-2014 10:07 PM

Very COOL!

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

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