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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 268 days ago 760 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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whiskeyturner

92 posts in 1717 days


#1 posted 268 days ago

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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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 268 days ago

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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hunter71

1953 posts in 1783 days


#3 posted 268 days ago

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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HerbC

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#4 posted 268 days ago

Hunter,

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

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 268 days ago

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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lew

9938 posts in 2352 days


#6 posted 267 days ago

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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a1Jim

111999 posts in 2174 days


#7 posted 267 days ago

Very unusual project ,great job Sam

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Von

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#8 posted 267 days ago

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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Grumpy

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#9 posted 265 days ago

A tricky bit of turning Sam. Well done Buddy.

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

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 264 days ago

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

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