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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 05-22-2011 11:27 AM 1698 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 05-22-2011 11:36 AM

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 05-22-2011 02:20 PM

Kind of neat. Good use of an old item.


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#3 posted 05-22-2011 02:38 PM

cool, what will you come up with next?

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#4 posted 05-22-2011 03:47 PM

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

Thanks for Sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 05-23-2011 02:58 AM

Great idea Sam and looking good. What next?

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

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#6 posted 05-23-2011 11:21 AM

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 05-24-2011 01:41 AM

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 06-10-2011 06:31 AM

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 10-24-2011 12:59 AM

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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