5th March 2020
... and at one of my local auctions I came across some old Lawn Bowls balls. Aged, worn and with a couple of dings, these are made of lignum vitae and quite beautiful in their own right.
Lawn bowls balls are not round, they are oval, so "stay still".
The original impulse for buying them was to sell them on as doorstops ... but sitting there in the corner of my kitchen the idea came to make them in to pen / pencil holders (planning to make an artists version, taking around 20 paint brushes).
So, a clean, some drilling and then a polish resulted in these first two:
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