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Wooden Mushrooms In The Forest!
#41
(10-29-2017, 08:48 PM)DuckforcoveR Wrote: Nice! And only a couple of hours? Hell, with the right wood that can last  quite some time and retain a good chili flavor  tinycool

Now you're talkin' Ducky!

It was made with wood from a young birch tree that got blown down last week.
So the wood is still very "green", soft and easy to carve.
I'll just have to be careful how I dry it out now or it might split - but it's all good experience right?

I love whittling and carving anyway, but this hooked knife has opened up all sorts of possibilities for future projects! (Watch This Space!)


@guohua  cheers m'dear!
Or are you just "stirring" things up?? LOL
Nice to see you.
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#42
(10-30-2017, 09:22 AM)gordi Wrote:
(10-29-2017, 08:48 PM)DuckforcoveR Wrote: Nice! And only a couple of hours? Hell, with the right wood that can last  quite some time and retain a good chili flavor  tinycool

Now you're talkin' Ducky!

It was made with wood from a young birch tree that got blown down last week.
So the wood is still very "green", soft and easy to carve.
I'll just have to be careful how I dry it out now or it might split - but it's all good experience right?

I love whittling and carving anyway, but this hooked knife has opened up all sorts of possibilities for future projects! (Watch This Space!)


@guohua  cheers m'dear!
Or are you just "stirring" things up?? LOL
Nice to see you.
G
Yes,,,,,,,,,,, You know me Soooooooo Welllllllll,,,, I was thinking of Stirring The Pot!!!! 
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#43
OK, I just HAD to share this...

Today, Chrissie (my first and current wife...) was hosting a Forest School session for kids in the area where I carve and release the mushrooms...

One of the wee girls on the session was exploring and "discovered" a mushroom that I had just released last week!
Her eyes lit up in awe and wonder as she brought it to the attention of Chrissie... followed quickly by a dozen questions...

"What do you think it's made of? Where did it come from? Who could have made it? Are there any more? Do you think I could keep it and take it home??"

Chrissie (bless her) kept schtum and let the wee lass's imagination take flight!

Just look at that wee face!

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JOB (well and truly) DONE!
THAT is what it's all about folks.

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#44
That's great Gordi... but I thought wooden mushrooms migrated in the winter?

I can only assume that this young lady discovered one of the rare indigenous wooden fungus
that are spore-less and occasionally display a tartan-like hue.

But eh, what do I know?!
tinyhuh

(Cheers for the nice stuff, it's a relief from the negative news!)
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(04-02-2019, 09:05 PM)BIAD Wrote: That's great Gordi... but I thought wooden mushrooms migrated in the winter?

I can only assume that this young lady discovered one of the rare indigenous wooden fungus
that are spore-less and occasionally display a tartan-like hue.

But eh, what do I know?!
tinyhuh

(Cheers for the nice stuff, it's a relief from the negative news!)

Ah, well... right there you're making the very common error of confusing them with Swallows.
The wooden mushrooms are actually lighter in colour, but probably heavier in weight.
They are also slightly less aerodynamic and tend to have great difficulty flying, never mind navigating their way to Africa.
The spore-less ones actually died out (obviously) and Tartan Hue is (I believe) still singing and playing the pipes in a wee boutique hotel in the cairngorms (last I heard).

(You are Most welcome!)
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#46
(04-02-2019, 10:20 PM)gordi Wrote: Ah, well... right there you're making the very common error of confusing them with Swallows.
The wooden mushrooms are actually lighter in colour, but probably heavier in weight.
They are also slightly less aerodynamic and tend to have great difficulty flying, never mind navigating their way to Africa...

But since the 'MANS' (Mushrooms Are Not Swallows)-party were founded, this 'weight-shaming' tactic
has been outlawed by the European Commission. Mushrooms -wooden or not, can now take part or at
least, imagine to take part, in travelling to warmer climes just like the red-throated passerines.

For too long... (holding lapels of suit-jacket) the artificial fungus has been held down in their quest to
seek an affinity with their timbered-brethren in the African continent. When sales of Umbongo declined
in the Congo, it was MANS that called out to the soft-drink corporations to solve the dilemma and bring
sweet-tasting prosperity back to the lovers of shitty soda and overseas Agaricus bisporus.
(And thank you Wikipedia)

They say 'flight is for the birds' and that may be so, but self-promotion is also a lofty ideal and it may
well be time that swallows, martins and swifts took a good-long hard look at their privilege of aerial
freedom and gave a brother a hand.

After all, it is 2019.
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(04-03-2019, 11:33 AM)BIAD Wrote: But since the 'MANS' (Mushrooms Are Not Swallows)-party were founded, this 'weight-shaming' tactic
has been outlawed by the European Commission. Mushrooms -wooden or not, can now take part or at
least, imagine to take part, in travelling to warmer climes just like the red-throated passerines.

For too long... (holding lapels of suit-jacket) the artificial fungus has been held down in their quest to
seek an affinity with their timbered-brethren in the African continent. When sales of Umbongo declined
in the Congo, it was MANS that called out to the soft-drink corporations to solve the dilemma and bring
sweet-tasting prosperity back to the lovers of shitty soda and overseas Agaricus bisporus.
(And thank you Wikipedia)

They say 'flight is for the birds' and that may be so, but self-promotion is also a lofty ideal and it may
well be time that swallows, martins and swifts took a good-long hard look at their privilege of aerial
freedom and gave a brother a hand.

After all, it is 2019.
tinybiggrin

Indeed!
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