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Project by Michael posted 11-27-2011 03:02 PM 3483 views 34 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just keep sanding the corners off until there are no more corners.

Thanks to Filinvested for this idea:

It works great, is addicting, and very loud. It takes 3-5 hours start to finish depending on the size and hardness of the wood.

This old drill has had no problems running nearly nonstop for five hours a day along with my dust extractor. By poking holes in the can and running the dust extractor, I avoided having to stop the contraption every 10 minutes to remove dust; this actually worked out great. When I remove the dust extractor to use elsewhere in the shop dust continues to blow out of the holes in the can. The sandpaper on the disk lasts about an hour before needing to be replaced.

Finished with teak oil (in the can).

I haven’t figured out what to do with the beads yet.

-- ~Michael,

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#1 posted 11-27-2011 03:09 PM

cleaver idea! Just the type of project I look for, Thanks!
First thing to come to mind is necklaces, lamp pulls, key chains…....

Thanks for sharing

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 11-27-2011 04:09 PM

Lol! Now i can dig an idea that does work while i drink beer! Very clever.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#3 posted 11-27-2011 06:20 PM

Thanks for posting this, missed it the first time around

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#4 posted 11-28-2011 12:58 AM

seems to work alright :-)
did you got the idea from the drumsanding device they use when the want to
sand /polish stones to make jewlry´s of

tanks for sharing

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#5 posted 11-28-2011 10:54 AM

Great Idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#6 posted 11-28-2011 07:42 PM

I can think of so many projects that these beads would be great in! I really have to make one of these things.

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#7 posted 01-28-2012 03:04 AM

Great idea !!! What kind of finish was applied to the bead if any ?

-- William from the oldest town in Texas

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