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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 07-25-2016 06:51 AM 898 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wood turner DNA is a project for fun. I turned some 20+ small balls out of different timber and hold them on two 6mm ready made dowels using curtain beads between to make it look like DNA. I twisted the two dowels around themselves about 45 degrees. Everybody, just by seeing it, asked me if it was my DNA and I said YES and every woodturner’s as well. 45 cm tall.

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





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 07-25-2016 07:39 AM

Sure looks like a fun project Sam, a lot of work but a great conversation piece. Definitely what a wood worker’s DNA would look like. Nice work and thanks for sharing.

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

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#2 posted 07-25-2016 08:08 AM

Indeed unique project,very well done different balls.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Mark Wilson

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#3 posted 07-25-2016 10:21 AM

You are SUCH a piece of work, Sam.

-- Mark

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lew

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#4 posted 07-25-2016 10:41 AM

Hahahaha! That’s Neat!!

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

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#5 posted 07-25-2016 10:41 AM

DNA for sure

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Jim Rowe

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#6 posted 07-25-2016 10:50 AM

Clearly indicates your addictive tendency! Nicely done.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#7 posted 07-25-2016 12:18 PM

Very cool, Dr. Sam. Now you can make whole molecules!

Nice going…..........Jim

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

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#8 posted 07-25-2016 02:19 PM

Is this DNA from a male or female!!???? Nice work, Sam!

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 07-25-2016 03:09 PM

Very good, Sam…

Have you figured out how to Clone them yet? :) LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Jeremymcon

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#10 posted 07-25-2016 04:18 PM

Cool! Looks like a heck of a lot of work.

Only change I might suggest for the next one is to use 4 different tones of wood (for the 4 nitrogenous bases that make up DNA), and then make the whole strand from only two different pairings (since adenine and thymine form a base pair, and guanine and cytosine form a base pair). But that’s just the old college biochemistry classes talking.

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htl

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#11 posted 07-25-2016 09:13 PM



Cool! Looks like a heck of a lot of work.

Only change I might suggest for the next one is to use 4 different tones of wood (for the 4 nitrogenous bases that make up DNA), and then make the whole strand from only two different pairings (since adenine and thymine form a base pair, and guanine and cytosine form a base pair). But that s just the old college biochemistry classes talking.

- Jeremymcon

Now tell us that in english LOL

Cool project, whats not to love?

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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leafherder

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#12 posted 07-25-2016 10:17 PM

Great job! The Science Nerds were never welcome in Shop Class and the Shop Jocks were never welcome in the Science Labs when I was in school (and I was a Nerd) – this is a great way to bring the two groups together. Much classier than the styrofoam balls and pipe cleaners from the school science fair. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 07-26-2016 03:01 AM

Ha Ha, very good mate.

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

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