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Project by Dan posted 11-24-2017 11:13 PM 597 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s like the Abacus but a little different. Japan uses the Soroban to help teach elementary students math. (That’s what I read on the internet so it must be true:))

I made the beads from Padauk and hand turned each one one individually on my drill press, using files. I like the way they came out. The frame is Goncola Alves (Tigerwood)). Mortice and tenon joints. Brass rods fit into triangular brass tube piece set in Kwik Set epoxy putty. The inspiration for that idea came from a blog by Jerry.

-- Peace on Earth





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 11-25-2017 12:12 AM

Most impressive, Dan. Great detail. Are you an educator?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Dan

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#2 posted 11-25-2017 12:42 AM

Thanks Ron. I’m not an educator but, I have great respect for those who are.

-- Peace on Earth

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Jerry

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#3 posted 11-25-2017 12:50 AM

Well that’s pretty cool!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 11-25-2017 12:54 AM

Real nice project!!

Jim

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

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 11-25-2017 01:24 AM

A great way to learn the basics. Nice project.

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

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Dan

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#6 posted 11-25-2017 01:36 AM

Thanks Jerry, Thanks Jim, Thanks Dave.

-- Peace on Earth

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 11-25-2017 01:27 PM

You did a real nice job on this abacus. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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majuvla

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#8 posted 11-25-2017 01:29 PM

Beautiful ’’computer’’. Everybody had one version of it when was a child. I like the woods you choose.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dan

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#9 posted 11-25-2017 05:04 PM

Thanks Charles, thanks Ivan.

-- Peace on Earth

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