Going to local shows. #34: Featured stand at Brisbane.

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Blog entry by degoose posted 05-23-2011 10:48 PM 3020 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Each show I attend, I make a point of featuring one stand… this year at the Timber and Working with Wood Show the stand that caught my eye ..

My good friend Brian’s company, Sitco, had a great display of Solomon Island Queen Ebony including some great carvings from the Islands…

Not a great set up but the timber and the carvings really stood out..

I managed to pick up some small sticks of the Ebony for use as accents in a lazy larry or two, and also as stripes in a cutting board I am going to make…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#1 posted 05-23-2011 10:57 PM

Really nice stuff!

You really going to make another cutting board?! :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 05-23-2011 11:09 PM

Great stuff.

Thanks for sharing Larry.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#3 posted 05-24-2011 01:38 AM

Bit of an African theme there Larry.
Looks like wood supplies are just as expensive up North.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 05-24-2011 02:16 AM

Hi Larry , is that Macasar ebony?

-- Back home. Fernando

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#5 posted 05-24-2011 06:14 AM

Well, don’t you see some ideas there. Sculpture. To set on your boards….. about wood sculpted beer bottles, whiskey, wine….......

I should think that would keep you one step ahead of all those other board builders…....

Shouldn’t have to go too far to find a model. Probably cheap too.


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 05-24-2011 08:49 AM

Looks like you had a good time. Some nice carvings there.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#7 posted 05-24-2011 08:50 AM

Saw the stand and it was very impressive. Did look for you but you must of been on a coffee break THE WHOLE AFTERNOON. Or maybe just when you saw me coming.

Anyway it was a great show. I spent most of the afternoon at Neil Scobie’s chair tutorial. It was fantastic, I really learnt alot.

Catch you next time.


-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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#8 posted 05-24-2011 05:23 PM

Some really cool carvings Larry. Also good to find some ebony for your boards.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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