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
Dear Steve, I received the breadboard in plenty of time for my anniversary date as promised. I would like to say a special thank you to you for the efficient service but most of all for the fantastic breadboard. The craftmanship that has gone into this is magnificant. The quality and overall presentation is the best I have seen for a very long time. I can tell you have spent a lot of effort and time producing this lovely gift. My wife loved the present - something we can keep for a very very long time. I will recommend you to my friends and family - however the workmanship speaks for itself. Thanks once again.
Andy
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