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    I recycle wood. Old fence posts, furniture etc. In fact I have only bought wood 3 times in the last 2 years and that was from a scrap bin at Yandles.


    This was an old fence post and now holds a canful of lager for my son in law.

    Pete
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    WOW!!!!!

    That is fantastic.

    Well done you

    Beautiful work

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    • #3
      STUNNING!!!!!!
      How clever are you!! Well done
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      • #4
        Wow !!

        WOW!!

        These are fab! I love the idea of recycling wood, and I sometimes paint on it, but this does go one step further, as it doesn't look recycled at all!

        Well done!
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        • #5
          I would never have guessed that was an old fence post! It's beautiful!
          Julia

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          • #6
            Thank you people. Pine can be a bit of a pig to turn and needs to be left thick. I use it for sort of mediaeval style goblets and things. You also have to be careful not to use posts that have been tanalized or creosote as it plays havoc with the flavour of the beer (not to mention the fact that it is poisonous). It's amazing what can be recycled with a bit of imagination

            This platter used to be an old Sunday School chair seat. It's elm


            and this double T light started off as a left over parquet block


            Pete
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            • #7
              your work is beautiful congratulations
              sally

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              • #8
                Oooooo! I love wood and I love goblets!!

                Your goblet is great.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ElaineJ View Post
                  Oooooo! I love wood and I love goblets!!

                  Your goblet is great.

                  Thank you. have a look here I have a load more (as well as some rubbish mind) It is nearly all from recycled or retrieved wood. As said, I rarely buy wood, just keep my eyes and ears open for it.

                  Pete
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bodrighy View Post
                    Thank you. have a look here I have a load more (as well as some rubbish mind) It is nearly all from recycled or retrieved wood. As said, I rarely buy wood, just keep my eyes and ears open for it.
                    I've had a glimpse - will take a proper look when I have more time.

                    (I might well have inherited the liking for wood - my grandad was a wheelwright and his half-brother was a cabinet maker)
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                    • #11
                      No two pieces are alike, especially foraged wood. Even of the same log or plank you can get different grain patterns and colours. I love trying to get a combination of the finished wood and the natural wood so a lot of my stuff has bark or inclusions (holes) in it. I did a sale for a blind association once and it was fascinating watching people seing with their fingers as they went over the objects. The tactile aspect is as important as the looks IMHO.

                      Pete
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                      • #12
                        Hiya, Pete!

                        Lovely to see another woody person here - welcome! Your work is lovely - really nice shapes. And I always approve of any fancier of the mighty Arborius Skipii...
                        Cheers,
                        Scorch

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                        • #13
                          wow, you;ve got such a great talent. i would never have guessed these were made of recycled wood, how amazing is that!
                          well done
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                          • #14
                            Your work is a thing of beauty, letting the wood live on & on, one use after another. Fabby.

                            :0).xx
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                            • #15
                              Thanks people. It's always good to knowe that other crafts peole like your work isn't it

                              I like to think that I am doing something to relieve the overuse and thoughtless harvesting of sustainably endangered forests and jungles. (Truth is I'm a tight a** ) Seriously I find that using recycled and 'recovered' wood is far more challenging as it means I have to make things that the wood will allow if that makes sense. It also means that becvause I am not usually payijng for the wood I have the choice of charging less or making more profit.

                              Pete
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