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Dave Budd
29-12-2011, 21:26
I was planning to post up some pics (as requested by a couple of folk here and over at bcuk) before christmas, but I ran out of time. When I say ran out of time, I literally photographed the things, wrapped them and jumped in the car to drive to my old folks in essex!

Anyhoo, here is what I gve the family this year :)

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/buddknives1/gifts.jpg

some close ups for those who may be interested...

For my young nieces, spoons (birch) and a cup and ball toy (ash).
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/buddknives1/gifts1.jpg

For sister No.2 a pair of nut crackers and corkscrews for the brother in laws.
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/buddknives1/gifts2.jpg

For sister No.1 a large chestnut roaster (left it as a flattish bottom and solid so they can fry food in it too ;) ) and a long toasting fork for my parents.
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/buddknives1/gifts8.jpg
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/buddknives1/gifts7.jpg

For my mother a kitchen knife. 9" blade (4mm thick at handle, 2mm near tip, 0.5mm edge before sharpening) of CS80CrV2 and a handle of oak. Sorry no photo pre-tape, I was in a rush!
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/buddknives1/gifts3.jpg

And for my old dad, a pair of secateurs :) EN45 steel. The spring was taken from a scrap yard pair, figured it would save me a bunch of stress to just buy a spring rather than make one!
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/buddknives1/gifts4.jpg
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/buddknives1/gifts6.jpg http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/buddknives1/gifts5.jpg

I think they were all well received, I know my parents were happy (but then they have to be happy with whatever their kids make for them :lol: ).

Everything Mac
29-12-2011, 21:30
:D very nice!

I've been meaning to make a chestnut roaster for ages!

Andy

Wayne
29-12-2011, 22:15
Nice work Dave.

Imagedude
29-12-2011, 22:36
Great stuff.

bandel4
29-12-2011, 22:42
Just amazing! Thanks for sharing the pics :)

persistent king
29-12-2011, 22:45
fantastic mate

Dreadhead
29-12-2011, 22:49
those are some braw gifts, especially love the chestnut roaster!

dwardo
30-12-2011, 16:29
Loads of very cool stuff, when is mine arriving uncle dave? ;) ;)

SimonM
30-12-2011, 17:22
Very nice ...love 'em all, but faves are the corkscrews.

Simon