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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 241 days ago 783 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 241 days ago

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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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 241 days ago

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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Grumpy

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#3 posted 241 days ago

Nice work Sam

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

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hunter71

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#4 posted 241 days ago

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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lew

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#5 posted 241 days ago

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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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 241 days ago

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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Marcus

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#7 posted 241 days ago

How large are these beads?

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TurnTurnTurn

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#8 posted 241 days ago

Nice job!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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marter1229

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#9 posted 241 days ago

I like the project, looks good.

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

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 241 days ago

As usual a very unique project Sam,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#11 posted 240 days ago

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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Sam Shakouri

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#12 posted 240 days ago

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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Rick

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#13 posted 239 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting!

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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cajunpen

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#14 posted 208 days ago

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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