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Post by Chilli-head on 2nd December 2014, 12:09 pm

Ok, it's a couple of days into December - can I talk about Christmas now ?

I'm part way into making this year's gift collection.  I don't think any of the intended recipients are looking, so here is a sneak peak at the work in progress:



A footstool in ash.  I've run out of seagrass at a really annoying point, so this one is stalled. It is #1 of 2, the other one is still a log.

Chopping boards in steamed beech.  Hand carved.  These are the first of 5 to make.

Bottle stoppers - turned from a Lilac grown in our garden, the cork is an optic cork from a bar supplies company.

Lemon squeezer in Walnut.  Turned on the pole lathe with carved grooves.

Screwdrivers.  These are specifically intended for adjusting hand planes, but could be used for other things.  The one that looks like it is just a handle has a recessed blade, and is for the cap iron screw of a woodworking plane - the brass ferrule sits over the screw head and prevents you slipping and scratching anything.  The Yew handles are offset turned on the pole lathe to make them oval, so they don't roll away.

Finally - a dibber, in wild Plum.  I'm not sure about this one.  It was to be for my SIL, but I am told it looks too much like it is intended for - um - female recreational purposes Shocked Embarassed
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Post by freebird on 2nd December 2014, 4:42 pm

Well I guess none of those are for me then, since I am looking. Love them CH - lucky friends and family. I think you should give SIL the dibber anyway - what she does with it is her business!
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Post by Ploshkin on 4th December 2014, 12:53 pm

Ooh CH, I would be more than happy to have ony one of those in my Xmas stocking - except perhaps for the one to adjust the screw on the plane as I don't possess one. It's lovely to see all the different woods that you have used.
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Post by Chilli-head on 5th December 2014, 9:34 am

Freebird ... I didn't say all the things I made are in the photo.

I think there is enough to go round ... specially for HML regulars who have kept this place going and made it a fun and friendly place to be. For the price of a PM to tell the Royal Mail elf where to find you, a little something can find its way to under your tree too !

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Post by freebird on 5th December 2014, 6:23 pm

A PM winging its way to you this very moment CH!
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Post by Ploshkin on 7th December 2014, 11:39 am

And one from me too CH.
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