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January 8th, 2012
06:32 pm
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Christmas pressie

This is my Christmas present from my Mum. It is awesome on many levels.

For a start, it's a very aesthetically pleasing and tactile object, turned from golden-red timber which is surprisingly light to pick up.
It's also useful. I didn't have one previously, and have been borrowing my flatmate's.
Third, and I think most awesome, the timber it's made of is swamp kauri. Swamp kauri is kauri that has fallen and been buried in peat swamps in the far north, and has been carbon-dated to some 45 thousand years old, which means that this wood was growing around about the time our ancestors were really starting to get the hang of both tools and art.
And that's cool.


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Date:January 8th, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
Ok... but what is it?!
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Date:January 8th, 2012 02:52 pm (UTC)

It's a rolling pin.

Very beautiful!
Date:January 8th, 2012 02:58 pm (UTC)
oh... you can tell I don't do baking very often can't you...
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Date:January 8th, 2012 03:17 pm (UTC)



One would think I should recognise that, eh? *G*
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Date:January 8th, 2012 02:56 pm (UTC)
Looks like a belaying pin, but I have to believe it has some other, more artistic purpose. That said, I imagine you could wallop someone pretty hard with that thing if you had to.
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Date:January 8th, 2012 08:52 pm (UTC)
Baking is artistic, yes? It's a french-style rolling pin, and I'd be very surprised if fingers haven't been kept out of the cake-mix by the threat of such an object.
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