My brother married a very nice Thai lady. He's made several trips
there and back in the past few years. I always ask him to keep me in
mind, and bring me back some wood. The last trip, he brought me about
a dozen teak "shingles". They're about 1/4" thick and about 5" wide
and 12" long. They have a rough surface on both sides, so will
probably need to be finish sanded.
The question is: what to make from them? Is there something better
than "Yet Another Box"? I've made plenty of YABs, of all different
sizes and all different materials (none from teak yet, though...).
I'd like to make something with a little more interest and challange
Is this your YOUNGER brother?
I recall a story about a Chinese woodworker who was baffled by a)
disappearance of some of his expensive stock, and b) a child's footprints in
the floor's sawdust.
Resolving to solve the mystery, he secreted himself one night beneath a
Sure enough, about midnight he heard a noise. The Chinaman jumped from his
hiding place, flicked on the light, and was confronted with a SEVEN-FOOT
TALL BEAR WITH TINY FEET, munching on a plank!
Thinking quickly, the woodworker blurted out: "Ah ha! I caught you, boyfoot
bear with Teak of Chan!"
If this wasn't your brother, nevermind.
You could try to engrave some plates with Thai motives or something like
Teak, being mostly associated with its ability to withstand exposure
to water leads me to think maybe some nice outdoor planter boxes.
Leave then rough.
Maybe somthin like this
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