|Project by jfk4032||posted 10-25-2013 09:47 PM||1171 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
I guess you could fill in the blanks with many answers, but what fits easily in a suitcase and won’t break the 50lb limit per bag extra fees are banksia pods. I did see some sweet timbers/burls there, but who knows what that would have cost to bring or ship back.
These are two quick thank you gifts from my recent 25th anniversary Australia trip. We met a fellow Marylander on a fishing trip to the Great Barrier Reef and he surprised us with a bottle of champagne in our room the next night. We also wanted to thank a friend for comping us at his hotel by the airport on the return trip.
The banksia pods are filled with crushed turquoise and wet sanded with Dr.’s Woodshop walnut oil up through 2500 grit and then applied their Pen’s Plus polish. I used Ruth Niles bottle stoppers which I feel are the best quality stoppers out there.
Onto making the tumbling block cutting board now…
-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!