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Tapestry Bobbin from Messmate T0173

Tapestry Bobbin T0173
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  • Dimensions:Overall Length:                                   10.8 cms. (4 and ¼ ins.)Diameter:                                            1.2 cms. (1/2 in.)Length of Neck:                                  4.8 cms. (1 and 7/8 ins.)Diameter of Neck:                                0.5 cms. (3/16 ins.) 

    These bobbins have been turned and sanded down to 600 grit emery paper and then soaked in Tung oil, which is a natural drying oil and when dry, buffed through various compounds down to about 6000 grit and a final buff with carnauba wax. As always I strive to produce a quality item of heirloom quality which will last for many years and be handed on to the next generation.
    I use carnauba wax for several reasons, it gives an absolutely beautiful finish which is second to none, another reason is that it will withstand elevated temperatures unlike beeswax which will begin to soften at around body temperature. Another reason is that unlike shellac or french polish it will normally survive the occasional brush with hot liquids such as coffee etc, french polish has a tendency to go a little milky.
    Messmate is a hardwood native to Tasmania and Victoria and the tablelands of New South Wales and southern Queensland. It has been known to grow to 90 metres tall, with a trunk up to three metres in diameter.
    A well-known Australian hardwood that is in high demand for a wide variety of applications, messmate is often sold with mountain ash as Victorian ash. It varies in colour from pale browns through to light yellows with subtle hints of peach. The sapwood is pale yellow to pale brown, with light brown heartwood. A species rich and warm in detail, it has an even, moderately coarse texture. The sometimes interlocking, straight grains feature beautifully defined rings. Gum veins are quite common.

    Shipping - General Information.

    I endeavour to provide cost effective and timely delivery on all orders. Please ensure that your address is correct and up to date at the time of order. Please be aware that the time frames given for delivery are a guide only and cannot be guaranteed.

    All orders are sent by Australia Post.

    Shipping to Australia.

    Orders are sent by regular mail and normaly take 7-10 days and in the odd case I have seen it take nearly 3 weeks, when I asked Australia Post for an explanation so that I could let my customers know what was going on, they have so far been unable to provide a reason.

    Shipping to the rest of the world.

    International orders will be sent by regular mail and tracking is not available on this service simply because of the exorbitant cost charged by Australia Post for this service. You really need to allow 4 weeks for delivery, I have sent mail to the United States, Europe and Asia (Taiwan, Japan, Korea etc.) and seen it take as little as 10 days and for some inexplicable reason it has taken as long 6 weeks, especially to the US so I always advise people to allow to allow 14 to 28 days. 

    Customs and Import Duties.

    All customs and import duties are the responsibility of the recipient.


    Lost or Damaged Items.

    In the unlikely event that your purchase is lost during shipping then I will replace the order at no charge. If the Item has been damaged during shipping please provide a photograph of the item showing the damage and I will replace the order at no charge.

    Refunds and Returns.

    If you are not satisfied with your purchase you may return the item within 7 days of you receiving it for a full refund. The item must be returned unused and in a saleable condition.

    Please contact us as soon as possible if you have any concerns regarding you purchase. I take the quality and craftsmanship of my products very seriously and welcome your feedback.

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    Dave Brown

    Tea Tree Gully, Australia

    Since 2019

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