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My Paper Bead Rolling Tool Tutorial

I have spent many hours rolling my paper beads on toothpicks and it had come to the point where my fingers, hands and wrists couldn’t take anymore. I was getting cramp a lot and my beads were suffering. So I researched the beading tools on the net. Most of them were expensive and with all the different sizes it was hard to choose which one would do the job. Also they looked as though the handles were quite thin which would defeat the object for my hands.
The manufactured bead rollers have a metal rod that is split down the middle, which is where you place the beginning of your bead paper. This is brilliant as you don’t’ have to spend ages trying to get your paper rolled tight enough at the beginning to stay on your cocktail stick whilst rolling it.
You just slide the paper in between the two pins, make it even and roll. This makes it so much quicker.

So after looking at a lot of bead rollers I came up with this simple idea. It took literally 10 minutes to make.
From my small local hardware shop I bought a few different sized split pins, the shop owner only charged me 10p per pin!
The thicker the split pin is the larger the hole will be in your bead.

I then found a length of dead wood from a tree that had been cut back in the garden. With a saw I cut it down to the length I needed for it to be comfortable in my hand.
With some sand paper I removed the bark and made it smooth. My handle is approx 3/4″ wide and 5 1/2″ long.
Not thinking of health and safety I used a pair of scissors to scrape out a hole, in the middle, at one end of the piece of wood, just wide enough to be able to put the round end of the split pin in, and deep enough so that there would be just over an inch of the split pin showing out of the top.
Next I filled the hole with hot glue and quickly pushed the split pin in, once the glue was dry the split pin was secured. That’s it, my new paper bead roller, ready for use.
Not very posh, but lovely on the hands, makes perfect beads and is so easy to use. I can now carry on making my beads for hours at a time and it only cost me 10p!

Beads made from the index pages of an Argos catalogue using my new tool

My lovely Rustic Handmade Paper Bead Rolling Tool.

Any questions please ask, it was so easy for me to make but I don’t know if I explained it enough.

I have spent many hours rolling my paper beads on toothpicks and it had come to the point where my fingers, hands and wrists couldn't take anymore. I was getting cramp a lot and my beads were suffering. So I researched the beading tools on the net. Most of them were expensive and with all…

ROLLING MACHINE INSTRUCTIONS

How To Use a Joint Roller

So you’re probably looking at your brand new rolling machine and wondering how something that looks so simple could be so totally unintuitive to use, am I right?? Yes. Well look no further. If you want to roll your own and need simple rolling machine instructions for your joint roller, you’ve come to the right place.

The video below has instructions on how to use one of the coolest and simplest smoking accessories out there, the classic rolling machine. You’ll be rolling your own joints, spliffs and cigarettes in no time!

If you like your how-tos on the text tip, there are step-by-step text instructions on how to use a joint roller detailed below the video…

Rolling Machine How-To Video

Step-by-Step Rolling Machine Instructions

These instructions detail how to use a joint roller machine, and apply to the Raw Rolling Machine, the Zig Zag Joint Rolling Machine, Juicy Jay’s Jumbo Blunt Rolling Machine, or any other cigarette or joint roller of similar design.

There are just a few easy steps to follow and you’ll be rolling your own, lickity split…

  • Open up the rollers.
  • Put in a filter and slide it to one side.
  • Put in a big pinch of whatever you’re smoking. You might want to do this over a sheet of paper or a magazine, there could be some spilage.
  • Close it back up again.
  • Pick it up and turn both rollers toward you, using your fingers to keep the plastic taut around the inside so that the guts get nice and tight.

PAPER

  • Insert a sheet of rolling paper between the rollers, gummed side toward you. It might require a little shimmying. Don’t be scared.
  • Roll the paper in by continuing to roll towards you.
  • Stop before rolling it all the way in – you’ll want to leave a little sticking out so that you can lick it.
  • Now roll it in the rest of the way, giving it a few more rolls.
  • Open er up, and BOOM! You just rolled yourself a joint! Er, cigarette.

SMOKE

  • Now smoke dat.

And now you know how to use a rolling machine. What a good day this turned out to be, huh?!

If you don’t already have one, grab one of these Zig Zag Joint Rollers from Amazon. At just around five bucks, these things are cheap and fun! There are plenty of machines and papers to choose from.

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NOTE: These video instructions featured a Zig-Zag Rolling Machine for the demonstration, but this how-to applies to any joint roller or rolling machine of similar design, like the very highly rated Raw Rolling Machine (or if you’re feeling like a pimp, brush ya shoulders off and check out Juicy Jay’s Jumbo Blunt Rolling Machine). We hope you enjoyed this note.

Roll your own cigarettes and joints with a rolling machine. Learn to use Zig Zag and Raw Rolling Machines with the best rolling machine instructions! ]]>