I have been busy in the workshop lately. The reason is that I have some school visits [playing the fiddle] coming up and I like to have something to give away.
These are sections of a bamboo culm. I have just been over them with some steel wool.
Cut to size the bamboo makes excellent holders for pens and pencils. Ideal for a students desk.... especially when named using the pyrograph [burner engraver.]
These ones are ready to be given away. They have been oiled with rice-bran oil. This is my favoured oil for oiling wood and bamboo.
One hole pipes ready to give to younger students.
I don't often give these away. They sell for $30 but at fairs I discount them heavily. They are turned out of all kinds of wood that I have collected from all over Hawkes Bay. The top ones are made from cedar a friend in Motueka gave me.
Cheers Chris the Pipemaker.