Canadian Beach Sand Inlay, Eh Hosers?

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Project by BENTWOOD posted 10-03-2013 10:59 PM 2719 views 9 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love it when my clients send me something of theirs that is symbolic to inlay into their rings. This very sweet man from Canada sent me three different sands from three beaches (Stanley Park Third Beach, Kitsilano Beach and Sunset Beach) that were meaningful to his girlfriend and had me combine them for this unique sand inlay. I filtered out the large shells and the fine sand for this pebble sand texture.

I love all the depths of color. Being from the south, I had never seen sand with so much variance and texture.

What say you guys, Eh????? I wonder what other beaches around the world has sand this interesting? By the way I accept any donated sand for free ;-)


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#1 posted 10-03-2013 11:07 PM

Absolutely stunning!!

I seem to remember a beach, somewhere, that has black sand.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 10-03-2013 11:16 PM

absolutely beautiful.And even better another lady woodworker.Keep up the good work Love seeing the rings you do.

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#3 posted 10-03-2013 11:19 PM

AWESOME! The finish on the wood is superior in addition to the inlay. Guam has several colors of sand (Mostls shards of coral I suppose. The sand on the bottom of cover 25-40 feet deep has brilent whitw sand.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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Tim Pursell

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#4 posted 10-03-2013 11:20 PM

Your guy must be from Ontario Eh?

I’ve heard that the use of Eh? is unique to that province.

Just like your ring is unique!

I’m sure there are many beautiful varieties of sand from all over the globe. It would be fun to see how many you could collect and incorporate into your beautiful rings.


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#5 posted 10-03-2013 11:26 PM

Very nice…..

-- Really? Really? How important is it?

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#6 posted 10-03-2013 11:39 PM

That is a fantastic design. I too have never seen sand with so much color.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#7 posted 10-04-2013 12:07 AM

Oops, I just realized the word “hoser” is kind of derogatory so I hope I did not offend anyone. Reference to the McKenzie brothers skit that somehow stuck in my memory banks.

Lew – I believe Hawaii has some volcanic type black sands in some areas but not sure.

nezzer – Thank you for the kind remarks.

Handtooler – TY! Guam beaches sound beautiful. The whitest sand I have seen was in Destin, Florida.

Tim – From one bentwood ring creator to another, I accept your challenge to use all sand from around the globe…just kidding, eh? I really do appreciate your feedback as your wood rings are very nice.

PatrickB – TY!

amagineer – Thank you sir! I too did not expect so many colors and was pleasantly surprised.


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#8 posted 10-04-2013 12:31 AM

That’s beautiful!

-- Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.

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#9 posted 10-04-2013 12:48 AM

Awesome ring, Shannon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 10-04-2013 12:53 AM

What Jim said…hehe. Really nice.

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#11 posted 10-04-2013 01:04 AM

“Take off Eh….” that’s really nice! You’ll have long lasting customers because you appreciate their stories and even better make their thoughts into reality. You should be extremely proud of the work you do; I know us fellow LumberJocks are proud you’re one of our counterparts.

Keep up the great work Shannon!

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#12 posted 10-04-2013 01:40 AM

Out with the bling and in with the sand. Very cool!

-- RETIRED...nuff said!

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#13 posted 10-04-2013 02:27 AM

JR-Dog – Too funny! Thanks so much! Are you aware your kind remarks made me blush? ;)


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#14 posted 10-04-2013 02:47 AM


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