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Post by GB on 24th June 2010, 7:59 pm

And this is what they turned into...............







I used the stump of the tree to carve the fruit bowl. Its amazing what a chainsaw can be used for It was green wood when I carved it so it has split in three places. No problem, next year (when its fully dry) I will fill the cracks with sawdust mixed with glue and give the entire thing a nice final sanding and oiling.

The basket turned out MUCH better than I was expecting, esp considering my one and only class in basket making was in school when I was 12.

Prince Charming is there for size comparison and had to be promptly removed from the basket as he thought it was the worlds BEST EVER cockatiel toy

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Post by boobiejuicemama on 10th July 2010, 9:44 am

Wow GB that basket is amazing! I would love to do a few of my own but lack the skill I think.
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Post by Jaded Green on 10th July 2010, 1:30 pm

Wow GB, is there not end to your talents?

Particularly love the basket
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Post by GB on 14th July 2010, 1:26 am

Aw shucks guys you are all so sweet

And basket making isnt that hard really, perhaps you could try a good book? Am going to have a look about as would like to make some more kinds.

I really wanted to make a trough shaped fruit bowl but my log wasnt big enough and my chainsaw not strong enough.

Next step a nice big lathe and hunt out some big chunks of wood

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Post by boobiejuicemama on 14th July 2010, 8:33 am

Watch this space... I will definitely have to give it a go! You are inspiring Smile
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Post by GB on 14th July 2010, 2:13 pm

boobiejuicemama wrote:Watch this space... I will definitely have to give it a go! You are inspiring Smile

http://www.bushcraft.ridgeonnet.com/basicbasket.htm

Will have to give this one a try!

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Post by boobiejuicemama on 18th July 2010, 12:19 pm

oooh that is a bit fancy Smile I am sure your talent is up to it, however I think this is more my level http://www.allfreecrafts.com/easter/paper-basket.shtml lol
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Post by GB on 18th July 2010, 1:54 pm

Can see those cute things in my future the kids should love "helping" make those

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Post by danksshady on 18th July 2010, 2:03 pm

that basket is amazing - well done
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