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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 1163 days ago 1044 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Long time ago I found a lawn bowls ball in a second hand shop. I thought it was made of good black timber. I payed $1 and brought home. I mounted it on the lathe to turn it to a bowl. The smell was terrible, burning tyres. I found it was made of very hard rubber. It was left in the garden until few days ago when I decided to turn it to make few pens, only as experiment I cut it in two halves and managed to get four sets of pen blanks out of one half. The result is extremely beautifull and high quality pens. The smell is not there any more after polishing. So, another four rubber pens under way.

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

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#1 posted 1163 days ago

similar to the hard rubber telephones of old?

Very nice Idea, I guess I will be looking for the same.

-- If A equals success, then the formula is, A = X + Y + Z, Where X is work, Y is play, And Z is keep your mouth shut." -Albert Einstein.

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#2 posted 1162 days ago

Kind of neat. Good use of an old item.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 1162 days ago

cool, what will you come up with next?

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#4 posted 1162 days ago

Great project Sam! Looking forward to your next project too…

Thanks for Sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 1162 days ago

Great idea Sam and looking good. What next?

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

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#6 posted 1162 days ago

Hi Sam, this is incredible and very creative.

Indeed!! What next..

Thanks for sharing Sam

-- When you know better you do better.

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#7 posted 1161 days ago

You are a game man Sam. I hope you wear a mask. Nice end result.

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

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#8 posted 1144 days ago

I’m amazed no one said it but are these what one uses to write rubber cheques? LOL! Sorry couldn’t resist.

They are good looking pens and they sure have a unique story!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#9 posted 1008 days ago

Recycle, recycle, recycle. Most everything I make is made from recycled materials- especially pens. Besides, most of my materials are FREE. Great job.

-- RT --- The older I get, the smarter my father gets. I should have paid more attention when I was younger.

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