|Project by KnickKnack||posted 03-13-2013 12:59 PM||2189 views||10 times favorited||14 comments|
By far the most popular thing I’ve ever created (I hesitate to say invented, although I’ve never seen this kind of thing available anywhere), is my “2 cups of coffee and a packet of biscuits please” – this is my fourth now.
Sure, people sit on my chairs, lean on my tables, sleep in my beds, flick ash in my ash trays, put things in my boxes – but everyone wants one of these.
This one was made at the request of my wife’s oldest friend, Christine, who visited us here in sunny Portugal recently (it was actually sunny, even though it was early February) – as a gift for a friend of hers. That she should ask me to make a gift for her to give to someone else was, frankly, a bit of a buzz, and I tried to pull out as many stops as I could, and this is the result.
Macassar Ebony, bookmatched ash, and jatobá.
Of course the dimensions are, as they must be – one cup wide, two cups and a packet of biscuits long, one cup and a bit high.
Finished with Danish Oil.
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