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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 114 days ago 424 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I said in my second last project that I had cut a set of worry beads out of acrylic, I finished it yesterday. This set of worry beads came out to be very nice. I, even, made my own tassel. The problem is my wife refuses to give it back and left me with the photos only.

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





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 114 days ago

They turned out real nice Sam, just shows you how good they are when your wife claims them. Nice tassel also.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 114 days ago

Nice beads, Sam. I agree with Bob! If your wife clams them, they are good!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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Roman Hrytsak

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#3 posted 114 days ago

Your wife has good taste! Nicely crafted. Roman

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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rance

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#4 posted 113 days ago

Nice job Sam.

I have had a request to turn some small beads but have not been successful. How do you turn these on the lathe? Hole first or last? Fixturing? Inquiring minds want to know…..... Please. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Sam Shakouri

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#5 posted 113 days ago

Well, it goes like this, cut, drill and turn and finish them on the lathe one by one. You will need a screw chuch that you would not find in any shop but easy to make at home, like the one you see in the photo.

The screw has to be SHORTER than the length of the bead, so you can hold the other end with the dead centre. Probabllly you would not need to use that centre if the bead so small. And the most important thing you need is P and P and P. Good luck and happy New Year, Rance.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 113 days ago

Sam, I am really WORRIED about you… it appears that you have been screwed! :) LOL

Happy New Year!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Sam Shakouri

960 posts in 1588 days


#7 posted 113 days ago

That’s why I chose it to be short, thin and straight.

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

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lew

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#8 posted 109 days ago

Nice, and thanks for the chuck idea, Sam!

I suppose if you don’t have a set of worry beads, the you don’t have to worry about anything.

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

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