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Offline katerina

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Italian Wood Obliques
« on: January 13, 2016, 04:27:54 PM »
Hello!
Maybe you are intrested in one of this?

these are handmade by me with italian wood, one is olive, one maple and another one Laburnum
I'm particularly intrested in Esterbrooks ...

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Re: Italian Wood Obliques
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 09:48:21 AM »
sorry to go off topic,  these are gorgeous katerina. 

Do you have more images of holders you make?  perhaps a separate thread in the Tools section.
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Re: Italian Wood Obliques
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2016, 03:45:09 AM »
sorry to go off topic,  these are gorgeous katerina. 

Do you have more images of holders you make?  perhaps a separate thread in the Tools section.
-Prasad


wow I did not expect all this enthusiasm  ;D I'm glad that all you like my pens!
This weekend I'm gonna to post something about that! Many thanks!

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Re: Italian Wood Obliques
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2016, 05:40:52 AM »
Wow!
I realized just now that has been generated a thread all mine  ;D
So.. I think I must speak a little bit of mine holder. (please, be kind with my english  :-[ )
Last summer I was upset because all of mine holder was that kind of ugly plastic and here in physical stores near my city I can find only horrible kinds, so I realized that I could turn out by myself.
In our house there is a lathe and my father helped me a lot starting turning!
I grew up in the north of Italy in a zone very rich of olive and other wonderful trees.

So the very firts pen holder that I made was in this kind of wood; I really like to use this because it has wonderful scents both when u turn and it remains also when the pen is finished and varnished!

So I've started to turn, to turn and again to turn.

Soon I've realized that I have more penholder that I could use, so I've started to sell in my etsy shop.
And that I need other tools so I've also started to produce what I need
like this block of olive to hold the penholder


I don't know if I can insert my etsy link
but i post some image of my penholder and if you have more question, I'm here  ;)


This is made of Bubinga (well, actually, is not a typical wood from Italy, but I've also started to discover new kind of woos) and I like it because of his shading, that range from a pinkish to a golden tone


This is another of my fav! Is made of olive and walnut wood from a very small zone with very particular kind of walnut protected by European Union for its quality.


This one in Swietenia and Olive wood

or this one

that is made with this chestnut tree



 ;D
« Last Edit: April 18, 2016, 04:31:52 AM by katerina »

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Re: Italian Wood Obliques
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2016, 07:54:44 AM »
Those are absolutely lovely. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us. (And your English is perfectly fine!)
Clara

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Re: Italian Wood Obliques
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2016, 09:18:10 AM »
I just received one of katerina's holders in the mail on Friday. It is gorgeous! It's one of the olive wood ones and the swells and flares are placed very well for my hands. The wood is well chosen and well finished.

No connection except a very happy users of her beautiful holder.

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Re: Italian Wood Obliques
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2016, 09:24:18 AM »
Katerina!  Thanks so much for posting the pictures!
Ev

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Re: Italian Wood Obliques
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2016, 12:20:42 PM »
Such beautiful work! I'm especially smitten with that olive and swietenia pen... I've been staring at it for far too long! Bravo

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Re: Italian Wood Obliques
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2016, 02:03:22 PM »
Wonderful work Katerina - I need your Etsy shop address!
« Last Edit: February 22, 2016, 03:50:29 PM by Linda Y. »

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Re: Italian Wood Obliques
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2016, 03:12:52 PM »
They look great, and I love the natural wood look and the stories you shared :)!
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Re: Italian Wood Obliques
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2016, 04:00:51 AM »
The story from the maker always makes for a better product! I do like your holders.

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Re: Italian Wood Obliques
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2016, 04:48:35 AM »
Thank you all for your encouraging comments! I'm glad to received such a positive feedback!  ;D ;D

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Re: Italian Wood Obliques
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2016, 05:52:29 AM »
Beautiful work Katerina! Thanks for sharing the story with us  :)
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Re: Italian Wood Obliques
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2016, 06:11:29 AM »
These holders look wonderful and thank you for sharing your story!
Did some googling and found your Etsy shop, added it to favorites so I can do some shopping hopefully sometime soon  :D

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Re: Italian Wood Obliques
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2016, 06:36:21 PM »
Wonderful work Katerina - I need your Etsy shop address!

Me too! Message me your etsy link!  ;)