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Gemcraft
« on: December 04, 2007 09:57:12 AM »

I am cross posting this here and in misc topics as I dont know where it should go

A friend of ours does woodturning and has been meaning for ages to teach my husband - last week he finally got round to it and this is what my husband designed and made - I think theyre SOO great!! (O:



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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007 10:06:25 AM »

Very pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2007 12:37:23 PM »

Thanks craftwoman - its nice to get a post, I wanted to get my husband some encouragement but it seems maybe woodturning isnt crafty enought??
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007 11:00:20 PM »

These are very nice. I've done a little woodturning myself but haven't made anything as detailed as this. What kind of wood is it? I really like the grain...
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2007 12:07:02 PM »

I love them too, and I'd also like to know what wood was used.  Is it olive wood?
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2007 12:05:14 PM »

Husband says thankyou (O:
The wood is spalted ash which means the black lines in it are caused by a fungus. This was an accident but looks good - the wood was left outside covered up so needs to be damp but not wet and not get so mouldy that it goes rotton. It was supposed to be a practice for his very first go but turned out amazing!
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