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Topic: 2014 challenges
Posted By: larry c
Subject: 2014 challenges
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2014 at 11:17am
A good challenge to start the year would be a gavel and possibly a  block.  There is lots of scope for variation, artistry, creativity and they can be made in just about any wood. I have seen very small ornamental ones to quite large simple ones. Obviously the handle needs to be a good fit. You may wish to put some lettering around the block and could even do anive  presentation box.  I am sure I have seen extra large ones in Auctioneers windows and it may be possible to make very small gavels to go on things like  keyring, necklace, pendant or earrings.  There we are. Find some bits in your boxes of odds and see what you can do.  I will try and do a challenge every month and do the odd side challenge. Happy New Year, regards Larry



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Posted By: John Hodgson
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2014 at 3:32pm
PASS THE PARCEL CHALLENGE.


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Inside this container is a woodturning that I have made especially for this challenge which will, with a bit of luck, go like this.

On the evening of Monday April 7th. I will post a password on this page.

The first person to send me a PM quoting the password and who accepts the challenge will receive a parcel by first class Royal Mail containing this woodturning. I will reply to that person requesting their address and I will also post the name of the challenger on this page.

The challenge for that person is.that,.....shortly after the parcel arrives he/she will post one or two photos on this page together with a good description and a few comments. Not a full blown critique.

They also have to make a new woodturning to fit into the container ready to post to the next challenger after posting a new password on Monday April 21st.

The challenge is repeated on the evening of every second Monday.

Although you may already have a woodturning to fit , you are expected to turn a new one.

There will be severe penalties for any woodturning that has been seen before.

There will also be severe penalties for not meeting the deadline.

The penalties will be decided by the moderators.

If any of the turners from outside the UK want to take part we will have to come up with a reasonable time scale to allow for postage.

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I am open to questions for the rest of this week.

Cheers    John.



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Posted By: Neil Lawton
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2014 at 5:52pm
The Parcel has landed!

Well, what can I say!
I am now the proud owner of a Hodgson vessel, done in his own inimitable style.

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The outside "Ribbing" and scorching make a great contrast to the natural inside. It is an incredibly tactile piece, I can't stop picking it up. The lustre of the finish does not really show in the photograph.
I would gather that this has been finished using Johns "Hot wax method", as the piece has a rather pleasant aroma.

I've resisted giving dimensions, as that would spoil the fun
A very hard act to follow.
Thank you Mr. Hodgson Sir.
You are a Gentleman.

Regards,
Neil

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Posted By: bodrighy
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2014 at 7:17pm
Just come home to find a parcel from Neil awaiting me. Biggest problem I have with it to be honest is the bench mark he has set me. Really have to get my thinking cap on,. It is really lovely (or cute as the better half put it) Definitely different to anything I have seen before personally and top quality. Lovely figured walnut, well designed, and it works

Pete



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Posted By: PhilipS
Date Posted: 16 May 2014 at 5:02pm

Okay it seems my knuckles have been wrapped for not adhering strictly to the rules and not photographing and posting immediately.

I am happy to say I received my parcel from Pete this week. The contents make a welcome addition to my collection of turnings. Due to penalties imposed by the Moderators I was fortunate to receive both a hollow form and a pestle and mortar.

The hollow form is I believe made from Laburnum with a two part turned pewter finial, expertly constructed.

 I am not that good with wood identification so Pete will hopefully fill in the detail about the pestle and mortar which has an oiled finish. It sits comfortably in the hand as well as on the work surface, I look forward to using it.

Thanks Pete for these, all I have to do now is my part. I have my piece ready so to play catch up I will post the password tonight at about 9pm and post onwards tomorrow. Usual method, first after the passsword is posted is next in turn. This is probably breaking the rules too. 


Philip.




Posted By: Ivan
Date Posted: 23 May 2014 at 2:45pm
Look what I got in the mail the other day! A beautiful pendant made by PhilipS,which has been claimed by my daughter.It is made from ebony with a textured,fine silver insert in the centre and all fittings are sterling silver on a silicone rubber neckpiece.


Please accept my apologies for the photo quality ,it is not one of my strong points.
Now I will have to lock myself in the garage and see what I can come up with.

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Posted By: Mark Sutton
Date Posted: 09 Jun 2014 at 6:24pm
Well, i have just arrived home to a wonderful surprise.

a Beautifully Box, made from Zebrano and African Blackwood, very well finished and turned, nice detailing to the top and bottom of the box, thank you very much.





Just have to get my thinking cap on now!!

Regards

Mark


Posted By: georg
Date Posted: 24 Jun 2014 at 7:18pm
   
     Our Parcel Came Today and we are now the proud owners of a Very Cute and Quirky
     well turned and finished .....Birdhouse
     The Woods used are
     Roof. ....Yew........ Body..... Walnut...... Perch..... African Blackwood.......Finial......Burr Elm
     Stand...... Pau Rosa and Purple Heart

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Thank you Mark



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Posted By: Neil Lawton
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2014 at 10:34am
Old Bronze.

Turned by Tony from Oak burr, pierced and coloured to represent an old worn out piece of Bronze.
The rim is cast Pewter, turned then aged.

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There was also a little extra with the parcel!

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Not only a stunning piece of work, but some lovely blanks as well!
Thank you so much, Tony and Di.
Best regards,
Neil

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Posted By: John Hodgson
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2014 at 6:44pm
The next password is due from Neil on next Monday evening (14th)

Here are the password dates for the rest of the year, I will decide what to do about the Christmas interlude nearer the time.

July      14th   28th
August 11th   25th
Sept      8th    22nd
Oct        6th    20th
Nov        3rd    17th
Dec       1st     15th

In order to keep the thread compact I have deleted all the comments and just keeping the items that have been made .

To any newcomers...... Please do read the guidelines to this challenge at the start of the thread before you reply to a challenge. The deadlines are quite tight and MUST be adhered to.

Have fun,    John.


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Posted By: D. J. Ross
Date Posted: 17 Jul 2014 at 5:58pm
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Posted By: colinjp
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2014 at 1:40pm
Hi John piece is ready to go and the password will be issued at approximately 9 o'clock tonight Thanks David for the Goblet it has pride of place on my mantlepiece. Sorry for the delay but has already explained elsewhere i have been putting in a lot of hours recently on behalf of my club and partner so i have been away a lot . Regards Colin
davids Goblet in Yew
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Posted By: turners cabin
Date Posted: 20 Sep 2014 at 12:01pm
well here it sorry it took so long  http://s1232.photobucket.com/user/Ian_Metheringham/media/DSC_0121_zps855d0d4d.jpg.html" rel="nofollow">



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Posted By: John Hodgson
Date Posted: 20 Oct 2014 at 9:00pm
The new password is......................UP TO YOU NOW
As usual, PM me with the password and the first to do so will be the next challenger.
Good luck,    John.

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Posted By: John Hodgson
Date Posted: 20 Oct 2014 at 9:34pm
The next challenger is nicksimpson and the next password date is November 3rd.
Cheers   John.

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Posted By: John Hodgson
Date Posted: 22 Oct 2014 at 9:10pm
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The parcel from Ian arrived this afternoon and so well worth the wait.. A pair of beautiful pens in a presentation case. Many many thanks Ian
I know nothing about pens apart from the fact that these look splendid. Perhaps Ian could fill me in with the details and wood species etc. and also let me know what I need to fill the fountain pen
I will post the parcel to Nick tomorrow morning first class.
Cheers    John..


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Posted By: turners cabin
Date Posted: 22 Oct 2014 at 10:45pm
hi john they are some jr gents ( new kits ill have in soon little self plug there Embarrassed)
the wood it indian rose wood and did i not put an ink cartrige in the fountain pen dam . 


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Posted By: nicksimpson
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2014 at 12:18pm
Thank you John,.............Parcel arrived yesterday late afternoon
What a lovely box in red cedar, beautifully turned and finished in paste wax. Cunningly packaged to fit in the parcel.


Best Wishes
Nick



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Posted By: nicksimpson
Date Posted: 31 Oct 2014 at 7:44am
Item ready............
Parcelled up...............
Password to be posted Monday evening.................
Nick


Posted By: nicksimpson
Date Posted: 03 Nov 2014 at 7:18pm
Parcel ready.......................
The password is ................
TURN AROUND

1st person to pm me with the password accepts the challenge & gets the parcel.

I'll contact you for address etc by pm

Bring it on
Nick


Posted By: colinjp
Date Posted: 03 Nov 2014 at 7:45pm
turnaround

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Posted By: colinjp
Date Posted: 07 Nov 2014 at 7:30pm
Hi Guys firstly an apology to Nick for the delay in acknowledging the arrival of the parcel. I only arrived back an hour ago from a family visit in Weymouth so profuse apologies Nick. However it was worth the wait as i found a beautiful lidded pot in the canister made from Ash. Needless to say it was whipped away by persons unknown who would like it but i managed to take a few pictures. Most of what i turn is quite large and i can only admire those crafts men and women who can produce such detailed work when crafting small articles. Well done Nick the design,tool skills  are impeccable. I now have to turn something in miniature so watch this space. The pictures have been done rather quickly so I apologize in advance for the quality Colin
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Posted By: John Hodgson
Date Posted: 07 Nov 2014 at 10:51pm
Nice work Nick. Thanks for taking part and it's up to Colin now to make a piece and post the new password on Monday November 17th,
John.

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Posted By: colinjp
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2014 at 6:55am
Parcel now ready will post the password on Monday evening Colin

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Colin Parr
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Posted By: colinjp
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2014 at 10:06pm
the parcel is ready and  the password is zebra
colin


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Posted By: colinjp
Date Posted: 24 Nov 2014 at 9:31pm
John I have had no response so I think this Challenge has run its course what do you think. Ps how are things with you?? Colin 

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Colin Parr
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Posted By: John Hodgson
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2014 at 5:08pm
I am sorry there hasn't been any response to this Colin.
If we don't get any replies before next Monday midnight we should shut it down.

The op went well and I got home last night. A long way to go now but I am off to a good start.
Many thanks to all for your good wishes.
Cheers
John.

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Posted By: Ian Thorn
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2014 at 8:10pm
Good to hear it all went well John. It would be a shame to see the challenge stop some of us of shore would join in if the postage was not like taking out a second mortgage. Look forward to seeing your work back on the site.

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Posted By: John Hodgson
Date Posted: 02 Dec 2014 at 5:23pm
I have had a word with Colin and as he hasn't had any replies, and we think it would be a shame to close the challenge, I have come up with the following...................
I have decided to have a break for the Christmas period and re start the challenge on the first Monday in February with a new password posted by Colin.
By then you will all have lots of new tools to try out and hopefully a good stock of wood to go at so this will be a good chance to get back into action.

I will make some new posts advising you of the start nearer the time.

A big thank you to all who have taken part so far.

Cheers    John.

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Posted By: John Hodgson
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2015 at 5:54pm
Would anybody be interested in starting the challenge on Monday Feb 2nd?
John.

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Posted By: colinjp
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2015 at 1:14pm
John i have already got an item turned from the last competition so would be willing to get it started Kind regards Colin

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Posted By: Ivan
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2015 at 7:54am
Count me in again too John.
It fair gets the creative juices flowing.

Ivan

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Posted By: John Hodgson
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2015 at 10:57pm
We will give the challenge another go and Colin will post a new password on Monday evening, Feb 2nd, between 8.00 and 10.30.
Cheers     John.

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Posted By: colinjp
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2015 at 1:50pm
Guys please accept my opologies for forgetting to upload the  password but i have had a upsetting week as my partner recieved a letter from her doctor which placed us both under a lot of stress, However the letter was misguided and things are not what we thought they were so things are somewhat back to normal so i am now putting up the password tonight at around 9 oclock.  regards Colin

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Posted By: Ivan
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2015 at 3:45pm
Sorry to hear of the upsetting time you have recently had,I hope things are improving now.
Looking forward to your password tonight.
All the best

Ivan

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Posted By: colinjp
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2015 at 8:09pm
the password is Stradivari a question what are the two main timbers used in the construction of a Strad violin? Good luck Colin

ps thankyou Ivan 


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Posted By: colinjp
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2015 at 9:34pm
Ivan has won the first leg of the new chaqllange. Colin

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Posted By: Ivan
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2015 at 7:06pm
Here at last(due to my hopeless computer skills)is the piece from Colinjp which came in the post last week.
A lovely wee box made from Zebrano,it is approx 115mm (41/2 inches) tall.
As you can see the grain alignment is spot on,attention to detail too on the inside of the lid and also on the base.Altogether a very nice addition to my collection of other turners work.
Thanks Colin



now to get on and do my piece for the next contestant.

cheers
Ivan

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Posted By: John Hodgson
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2015 at 9:42pm
Well done Ivan and Colin. That is a splendid wee box and I will look forward to seeing your password on Monday the 16th.
Best of luck,    John.

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Posted By: Ivan
Date Posted: 14 Feb 2015 at 10:08am
Well that is my piece for the challenge finished and ready to go.
Just to remind everyone that the next password will be put up on Monday 16th
At 8PM.
Good luck.

Cheers
Ivan

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Posted By: Ivan
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2015 at 8:08pm
Ok people,here is the password for the next leg of the challenge,it is
"320grit"
The first person to PM me will be the winner.
It could be you,don't be afraid,give it a go,it is good fun.
Good luck to all!

Ivan

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Posted By: John Hodgson
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2015 at 8:29pm
As there have been no replies to Ivan's challenge I have decided that it is time to call a halt and thank all of you for taking part.
I started the challenge with one of my turnings so I asked Ivan to send his piece on to me.
Lucky me, A beautiful little hollow vase made from spalted beech, 5" tall and what a splendid piece of wood ,gorgeous grain structure and a superb finish .
Very well done Ivan and I am so very pleased with it. One to treasure.Many thanks.

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Best wishes,    John.

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Posted By: colinjp
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2015 at 8:31pm
Well done Ivan thats a fine way to end the series Colin

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Posted By: Ivan
Date Posted: 28 Feb 2015 at 4:41pm
Thanks Colin,most appreciated.

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Posted By: Bill Mooney
Date Posted: 03 Mar 2015 at 11:52am
That is a spectacular piece Ivan. Well done.

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Posted By: Ivan
Date Posted: 03 Mar 2015 at 12:40pm
Thank you very much Bill.

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Posted By: Ian Thorn
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2017 at 2:42am
Pass the Parcel is Back for those in New Zealand & Australia.
after a recent visit by John Hodgson to NZ he has sent me the parcel to see if there is an interest in the south as it didn't work for us before with time limits and postage. I have added this post to the original so you can see how it worked and the type of the challenge. Those that are interested it would be good to know ( just post I'm in or yes ) to give an idea I would suggest instead of it going back an forward across the Tasman sea we do some first ones here then Australia but it will be up to the those willing to take up the challenge to decide , Owing to the postal service being slow and distance we make the time limit 4weeks but nothing to stop it being reposted sooner . If you have friends that do not visit the forum on a regular basis let them know. I will post the first Password on the 3rd of May at about 8pm NZ time the first to pm me after that with the password and willing to take up the challenge will be sent the parcel with a turning. The one I received from John is the same as the one sent to Neil in the first post good luck we will see how it goes.   

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Posted By: Neil Lawton
Date Posted: 28 Apr 2017 at 7:34pm
I really enjoyed taking part in the original run of this, and I'm proud to be the owner of pieces of work by both John Hodgson and georg (Tony and Di)


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Posted By: Ian Thorn
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2017 at 1:04pm
Thanks for the support Neil I have also received a vase the same as yours.


Ian

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Posted By: georg
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2017 at 2:27pm

   Will agree with Neil ... It was a very enjoyable project to participate in.... and a great pity

   It came to a end..... Sure it will be good fun for those who take part.
   Kind Regards
   Tony Di
 
  
  
    


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Posted By: Ian Thorn
Date Posted: 01 May 2017 at 9:29pm
Thanks for the support Georg yes and we in the south missed out last time so it would be good to see it work for a while


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Posted By: Ian Thorn
Date Posted: 03 May 2017 at 5:42am
Password coming at 8pm NZ time tonight for pass the parcel southern Challenge
Ian

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Posted By: Ian Thorn
Date Posted: 03 May 2017 at 9:02am
Ok lets see if we can get pass the parcel going in the south . The first to Pm me the password gets the parcel and turning inside. the password is   START

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Posted By: Chris Smith
Date Posted: 03 May 2017 at 3:43pm
Ian 
start turning ? regards chris 



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Posted By: Ian Thorn
Date Posted: 04 May 2017 at 3:41am
Come on Kiwis do you want to play


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Posted By: Ian Thorn
Date Posted: 17 May 2017 at 10:45pm
Ok so the pass the parcel only received only 1 reply in the south from Chris Smith in Perth Australia so we have decided we will exchange turnings ( have sent mine ) and I have returned the parcel to John Hodgson in Scotland along with a turning .

Ian

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Posted By: Chris Smith
Date Posted: 18 May 2017 at 12:45am
Hi all its a shame the turners down here didnt get behind this though Im not sure how many ozzies and kiwis are actually on this forum ? any way thems the breaks I suppose ,Ian has graceously sent me one of his pens and I will do the same ,Im popping out today to get some pen kits so Ian will get one of those sent asap ,you know we all have some nice pieces of work hanging around the house that we could do a swap as we,ve done before and found that we ended up with a nice piece of someone elses work thus starting a woodturning collection of you own ,I have woodturning from all over the place and Im proud of them give it some thought guys .Ian thanks for trying mate and also john theres a lot of missing out getting done hey!
kindest regards to all chris one of only two turners in Australasia it wood seem Approve


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Posted By: Ian Thorn
Date Posted: 18 May 2017 at 9:43pm
Chris I know there are members from both country's on here but it seems as with a lot that join they make one request for information or none then never log in again sad really but that's the way things are. there are 2 in todays birthday list .

Ian

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happynes is shavings flying


Posted By: Ian Thorn
Date Posted: 14 Jun 2017 at 8:30am
Pass the parcel has been completed in the south with a pen swap between Chris Smith and myself today I received 2 beautiful pens from Chris made from some nice Aussie wood.

Ian

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happynes is shavings flying


Posted By: Chris Smith
Date Posted: 14 Jun 2017 at 11:05am
Ian
Glad you liked them mate as I said the black wood is wongamal Ebony and comes from a place called Lorna Glen station on the northern gold fields of western australia its now protected so what youve got is unique 
cheers mate chris 


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