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Swamp kauri hei toki

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Project by kiwilynne posted 05-17-2019 03:02 AM 592 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished with beeswax and boiled linseed. These days, toki are primarily worn for ornamental purposes. Traditionally, they were (and still are) made of pounamu (NZ greenstone) to represent the adze. Maori traditionally used pounamu to make a number of tools.

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.





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robscastle

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#1 posted 05-17-2019 07:22 AM

Nice work Lynne, ....hey there is a LJ JADobson looking for some of this timber

If you have a barrel full of it they might be interested in some.

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 05-17-2019 09:28 AM



Nice work Lynne, ....hey there is a LJ JADobson looking for some of this timber

If you have a barrel full of it they might be interested in some.

- robscastle

Thanks Rob :) I only get off-cuts every so often. Also, you need to be registered to export kauri, so he/she would need to use official channels.

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#3 posted 05-17-2019 11:27 AM

Very nice, Lynne. Thanks for the story behind it!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 05-17-2019 11:42 AM

Beautiful.
What wonderful life in that wood.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 05-17-2019 03:38 PM

Very nice Lynne, did you do the wrapping? My wife would love that.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#6 posted 05-17-2019 06:42 PM



Very nice Lynne, did you do the wrapping? My wife would love that.

- awsum55

Hi John – yep, I do the wrapping myself.

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#7 posted 05-17-2019 06:42 PM

Thanks everyone :)

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#8 posted 05-18-2019 02:31 AM

Looks great Lynne. I was looking for some kauri but (finger’s crosses) think I’ve found a local source here in Canada (the wood is still from New Zealand obviously).

Thanks Robcastle for thinking of me.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#9 posted 05-18-2019 05:12 AM



Looks great Lynne. I was looking for some kauri but (finger’s crosses) think I’ve found a local source here in Canada (the wood is still from New Zealand obviously).

Thanks Robcastle for thinking of me.

- JADobson

Good luck mate. It can be difficult finding it outside NZ at a reasonable price.

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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