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dennis wake30/12/2011 22:46:33
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after one of my last postings i was saying about doing some work for HMS Trincomalee. well i went down to the ship the other day and put a few turned items for sail in there shop. i also picked up a small amount of teak to turn saleable items for them. here is a few photos so far.
this is a very small amount  from the ship that has been striped out during restoration it is all teak.

earring stand and a small trinket box

dennis

Edited By dennis wake on 30/12/2011 22:47:53

Edited By dennis wake on 30/12/2011 22:49:49

George Arnold01/01/2012 12:02:07
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Good effort Dennis
I hope you raise a lot of money , charge a good price for the treen you turn, it has the history of HMS Trimcomalee in the wood and is one off and irreplaceable.
 
I raised a lot of money for a restoration of our local water mill using timber rescued after the fire and new wood used to rebuild the mill, the story of the rebuild can be seen on the Stotfold Mill web site.
 
Good luck George
dennis wake01/01/2012 12:22:58
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hi George
thank you for the comments. it is good to put a little back and add to there profits as it is a voluntary work they do. i have worked out that the timber must be growing since about 1680 ish. about 300 year old so there is a lot of history in them. i think they give out authenticity certificate with any that are sold.
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dennis wake06/01/2012 22:53:51
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here is my next additive to the ships teak items.


dennis

dennis wake09/01/2012 22:03:05
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just finished this candle holder
dennis

George Arnold10/01/2012 20:19:45
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Dennis
Hve you thought of cutting some of it up to make pens , it would raise more money and make the wood go further, a nicely presented pen in a cse around £29-£30 each at least.
George
P/S Like what you have turned so far.
George

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dennis wake10/01/2012 20:44:21
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hi George
i had thought about doing a few pens but the staff on the ship were telling me that pens were not selling so we were looking to the type of items that were selling and doing a few of them for now.
dennis
Les Hetherington10/01/2012 21:27:03
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I like what you have done with the old wood Dennis, the box is well nice mate. Les
dennis wake10/01/2012 22:28:53
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hi Les
thank you for your comments. the small boxes are similar shapes to the ones that John Buckley did in his demo at our club on thread chasing the only thing different with my boxes is no thread just a push fit.
dennis
ps there will be more to come out of the wood that is left.
Derek Lane11/01/2012 18:46:18
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Keep up the good work Dennis and don't get shanghaied by any of them sailors
dennis wake11/01/2012 22:23:38
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hi Derek
thank you for the comments. as for the shanghaied comment i was done that back in 1979 when i was pressganged in to the navy and yes i do know where the golden rivet is.
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dennis wake14/02/2012 22:38:39
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hi All
here is the first instalment that will be delivered to the ship tomorrow and i may get more timber to get started for turning for them in the near future.

dennis
Alan T.15/02/2012 18:34:35
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Hello Dennis, Just brilliant , hope your efforts are appreciated enough to make them worthwhile. Some turned fruit on a Tazza would go down well. Keep up the good work and well done. Alan T.
dennis wake15/02/2012 22:35:48
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thank you Alan
took them in today and yes they were over the moon with them. and ended up sining up for 2 craft fairs with them one in the summer and on for christmas.
dennis
Adrian Esland 124/03/2012 18:53:39
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Hi Dennis

As a boy, I spent a week training on the then Foudroyant in Portsmouth and wouldn't mind an item created e.g. small barrel with like or similar. If you can please contact me with the price including post, thanks

Regards

Adrian (esland@gmail.com)

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