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

Testimonials
Gave Jane the parcel on Saturday night and she opened it....and looked pleased...but then we saw she was looking at the carved back of the board. Stewart told her to turn it over - and she then burst into tears (and Stewart welled up too as Jane is one of his oldest and dearest friends). She just loved it, and was so thrilled - as was the whole party as she proudly showed it to one and all. I can't tell you how happy you made her. Thank you so much.   Next order will be through shortly! Jx
Jenny Bell
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