From shop scrap to neck art?

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From shop scrap to neck art?
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Kinda gaudy I think. I am fairly sure I won’t make any more. On to another project in my quest to never make the same thing twice unless its a set. Does anybody else get the constant.”Hey! Make me one.”?

I made a tumbler to sand the beads that didn’t work. Second attempt and burned up a drill press. Final attempt that worked and I plan on throwing it away and use my drill another way. Oh well I needed another excuse to get a new drill press.

-- "Bazinga"

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#1 posted 01-05-2012 01:53 AM

Hey Tim if you had fun making it that’s all that counts ,who knows people pay big bucks for Picasso’s why not Tim hart’s :))
Your only problem is the name it needs to be “neck art ” ‘


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#2 posted 01-05-2012 03:47 AM

I’m with a1Jim, Tim.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 01-05-2012 07:34 AM

Me three!

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

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#4 posted 01-05-2012 01:32 PM

I was with my wife at a bead store and I called something tacky. The owner of the store said he didn’t like it either but he wasn’t wearing it and they sold well. Nice necklace, and I feel your pain in machine building, but I have a bead sander almost complete that almost fell together.

-- Jeff,

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#5 posted 01-05-2012 11:43 PM

I like most of it. I would re-arrange the beads a bit and maybe do some wire wrapping. the beads look good. A bead tumbler is on my list of things to make, any hints on how to do it (or not to do)?

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Bye Bye

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#6 posted 01-06-2012 04:31 PM

Just don’t use a drill press. It will burn up.

-- "Bazinga"

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#7 posted 01-07-2012 06:17 AM

That’s some interesting metalwork supporting your wood working. If you need to smooth out some wood beads, look into a tumbler like those used for cleaning up brass cartridges used by shooters. Smooth, slow edge rounding…for wood, but clean brass for the shooter.

The tumbling media can be paper from the shredder, sand, sawdust, glass marbles, etc…depending on what you want for a final finish/texture.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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