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Post by Dandelion on 8th January 2015, 9:56 pm

Did anyone receive any homemade presents at Christmas? I know it was a few weeks ago, but I've just got round to taking a picture of the egg cup which Mr D bought ofr me. OK, it wasn't home made in our actually house (!), but it's a lovely piece of carving. I like the way in which the side is organically curved: presumably the make split the wood along the grain. It was made by a craftsman, John Phillip, just over the border into Wales at Caerleon. I think it's made from elm (that's what it looks like to me.)Homemade presents Egg_cu10

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Post by Chilli-head on 9th January 2015, 11:12 am

That's an unusual take on the eggcup !  It is so hard to identify wood from pictures on the computer; the colour balance can be hard to judge, but it could be elm.

I made quite a few presents, but I don't think I got any homemade ones back.

I did get a handmade item, but professionally made for me.

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It is a stamp, for making my mark on the various wooden items I make, but is particularly traditional for wooden bodied woodworking planes.  I met up with chap who makes them, Ian from Chalco stamp and die Ltd, at a woodworkers' gathering before christmas, and he had it with him as a work in progress.  He explained to me how it was made - hand engraved lettering, then the background nibbled away with a lot of skill and patience (he was far too modest to say that though !)


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Post by freebird on 9th January 2015, 11:19 am

Is it dishwasher-safe, Dandelion ...........
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Post by Chilli-head on 9th January 2015, 5:09 pm

I think I found John Phillip's website:

http://www.bespoke-woodwork.co.uk/index.html

Serving boards and natural edges are all the rage at the moment. Trendy restaurants pay prices I could only dream of.  Personally I think there is a lot to be said for a plate; the food stays on better  Very Happy .  Still, a nice board is better  than having your meal served to you on a roofing slate, which I have had too !

I quite like this idea (from another site)
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There are some pretty good care instructions on his site.  A minimal rinse off and wipe over is the best. Don't leave sitting in water.  And Don't put anything wooden you love in a dishwasher !  In fact, don't put anything at all precious in one.  They ruin glasses and the glaze of ceramics over time.
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Post by Dandelion on 9th January 2015, 6:39 pm

So far I've only got one eggy dribble on the egg cup (I suppose it's really more of an 'egg stand'...) and wiped it off straight away. It came with a leaflet (probably with the same information from the website) about how to care for it - it was very exact about the temperature of the water which was interesting. Obviously a man who knows his material.

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Post by Ploshkin on 10th January 2015, 1:31 pm

Oh CH, I too prefer to eat my food off a plate rather than objects obtained from a builders' merchant. It can lead to some very silly dinner table conversation though trying to come up with the most outlandish food/receptacle combination.
I must say those jigsaw puzzle boards are pretty classy.
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Post by Dandelion on 10th January 2015, 2:25 pm

I had to giggle at the advert from Amazon offering to sell me a 'personalised cheese board'! Normally I delete those kind of adverts without looking at them, but I had to see what a personalised cheese board was. It was quite horrid - a piece of slate (which would have been lovely as a piece of natural material...) with bad lettering saying 'Dad - you're the big cheese'. Shudder...

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Post by Dandelion on 10th January 2015, 2:26 pm

(Hope nobody got one for Christmas!) Embarassed

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