Commemorative hand-carved breadboards and wooden kitchenware

Personalised Decanter Stand

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Pat and Sue Fleming asked me if I could make a unique birthday present for Sue's brother Alan who is a plasterer by trade. It was Pat's idea to modify a bread board to create a stand for a decanter/carafe.

Alan is a wine officianado and it was thought that a decanter and personalised stand would be a fitting and unique gift for him, espcially if it could be decorated with the "tools of the trade"

I turned a normal 12" board which was then dished on the Lathe to create a receptacle for the Decanter.

The inscription that I put on the board is
 "ALAN STILL PLASTERED AT 60"

Here I'm starting to carve the lettering onto the board. I use Pfeil Swiss carving tools which are the best in my opinion.

Decorated with  plasterer's tools.

A satisfying result which delighted Pat and Sue and was total surprise for Alan when it was presented to him on his special birthday. I have since spoken to Pat who tells me "Alan was totally bowled over with his unique gift"

"Thanks once again, a truly fantastic and individual gift made by an absolute craftsman."

Regards

Pat and Sue

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Dear Steve The bowl arrived safely yesterday and looks fantastic. I am so pleased with it.
Victoria
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