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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 10-29-2013 09:25 AM 1058 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two ladies from a knitting organization, some how, found me and asked me to make a particular size of crochet needles, because they could not find them in the shop in that size. They left a plastic small needle with me to copy the pointing end but the 12 needles they wanted had to be 500 mm long and 8 mm thick. I bought 3×2,4 meter dowel in 8 mm diameter. It was carving work in one end and turning in the another. I did it for the first time but they came out to be very good. They came to pick them up today and they and I were very happy ever after.

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

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#1 posted 10-29-2013 10:25 AM

Good job Sam ….. Lol I think I know how they found you :-)

-- There is always an opportunity to learn. . . .Steve Mcgrady. . Sydney, Australia.

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#2 posted 10-29-2013 10:27 AM

A great job Sam, a lot of work getting the twelve done, I am sure the ladies appreciated your effort. Bet you get more orders for these.

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

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#3 posted 10-29-2013 10:39 AM

I don’t understand the math. 2 ladies—12 needles. Lots of hands somewhere. Good job Sam

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 10-29-2013 12:18 PM


You lose a couple, misplace them…

You break a few.

Your “best friend” borrows a couple and never returns them.

It all adds up.


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#5 posted 10-29-2013 12:23 PM

Nice job on those needles, Sam!!

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

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#6 posted 10-29-2013 02:45 PM

Nice ones, Sam!

Guess you had to use the Steady Rest on those!

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

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#7 posted 10-29-2013 03:15 PM

Very unusual project ,great job Sam

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 10-29-2013 04:35 PM

I can understand why they would ask you for wooden needles. Longer needles are much much much easier on the hands to work with. Also, being made of wood they are not quite as prone to wear as badly as the metal and plastic ones. What wear they do take on, can be be sanded out and refinnished. Or, you can nip the old hook and re-shape the tool with a new end and yer good to go.

I’d be all over these if you lived anywhere near me. haha.

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#9 posted 10-31-2013 09:12 PM

A tricky bit of turning Sam. Well done Buddy.

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

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#10 posted 11-01-2013 02:37 PM

Great looking wooden needles! I think the knitting ladies love you already and more orders to come. Great job!

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