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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 11-23-2013 06:02 AM 976 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Almost all old Arab and Turkish men have worry beads set to pass their time by passing the beads through their fingers again and again. Usually they are made of precious stones or even gold. So, I turned my worry beads set out of osage orange to look like gold. I cut two sets, the wooden one that you see today and acrylic set that I will work on latter (as shown in photo 4 ). I needed special screw chuck to turn the beads one by one ( as shown in photos 5 & 6 )
According to the rules, each set of worry beads has to be made of 3 sections separated by two flat beads and each section contains odd number of beads starts from 11, 13 or 15 and so on.
Until the next one: Don’t Worry, Be Happy.

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





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savannah505

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#1 posted 11-23-2013 06:26 AM

Nice Sam, in this world today, there is plenty of worrying to do. I trust in God to the end.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 11-23-2013 08:26 AM

That is great looking set of worry beads Sam, you certainly got the gold look by using Osage Orange. Handy looking screw chuck, must have taken many hours or turning. No worries now Sam until you start the acrylic set.
Thanks for showing.

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

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#3 posted 11-23-2013 09:05 AM

Nice work Sam

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

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#4 posted 11-23-2013 11:12 AM

Real neat Sam. Making tooling is about as much fun as the making of a project in my book.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 11-23-2013 01:14 PM

Sweet, Sam! Form the photo every bead looks like a twin to the next.

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

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#6 posted 11-23-2013 01:35 PM

Nice work Sam.

No worry, mate!!..................Jim

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

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#7 posted 11-23-2013 01:54 PM

How large are these beads?

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#8 posted 11-23-2013 03:28 PM

Nice job!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#9 posted 11-23-2013 04:11 PM

I like the project, looks good.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho https://www.facebook.com/SillyLillyBowsAndMore

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#10 posted 11-23-2013 04:31 PM

As usual a very unique project Sam,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#11 posted 11-24-2013 07:49 AM

Hmmm! Nice grains on the beads, where do you keep these when you’re not worrying? Trust you to come up with an unusual project!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#12 posted 11-24-2013 11:59 AM

Erwin, I hung it on the wall. And thank you all for your comments.

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

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#13 posted 11-25-2013 12:27 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting!

Rick

-- Deodorant is like Common Sense. Those who need it the most, never use it.

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#14 posted 12-25-2013 11:40 PM

That is a really nice project Sam. Looks like you could easily make a Rosary for the Catholics to use to say the Rosary. Thanks for sharing the idea with us.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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