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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, my board arrived yesterday (The Court House) and I'm thrilled with it.The wood itself is so beautiful, and your carving without compare. The whole is a magnificent object that I can't wait to present to my brother and his wife when they move into their house. A very big "thankyou" for making something of such simple beauty. With very best wishes
Elizabeth
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