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That could have come in handy a decade ago.... my girls would have loved that. I remember my sister making paper beads way back when.

Curious how the carbide would hold up.... the larger set might be handy for toy making
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I have no possible use for one of hese sets, and I want one. Gets the imagination going.
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I used to make custom hand tied hemp necklaces and macrame plant hangers at craft fairs back in the day. That kit would have worked nice and saved me some money for all those wooden beads I used.
I wish I could still make them but my hands just don't work so good anymore. Trying to tie all those knots with arthritic hands is not fun any longer. Nice find Harry
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I don't know about making the beads, they're so cheap buying by the bag that it may now be worth it unless you're looking to make them from a specific wood. I had to drill holes in a bunch of balls when I was making the holders for my router bits; drilled a hole to match the ball diameter in a piece of scrap plywood and then cut a saw kerf from the end, through the hole and a little bit past. Used the bit to line the hole in the plywood up with the chuck, and clamped it to the DP table. Change to the bit needed for the through hole, drop the ball in the hole and clamp across the saw kerf to hold the ball and drill the hole through the ball. Worked pretty good, only took about a minute per ball once I got going.
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