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Exporting Woodwork to Finland

Steve Bundred - Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A few years ago I would have laughed at you if you'd suggested that the boss, bless her little cotton socks, and I could have created an export business out of our humble home in the Australian bush. But a couple of days ago we sent our first timber sailing trophy to Finland. And here it is.

The Finnish sailing club sails trimarans and catamarans which I've tried to depict in timber. I also made their club logo out of different coloured woods. Which is where my experience with intarsia comes in. You can see their actual club logo here.

And this is what I came up with. As Australia doesn't have blue coloured timber I compromised.

While I was making this I was thinking about other sporting club logos. Football, cricket, baseball and golf. Among many others. Military badges as well. There's probably an opportunity lurking away there somewhere. If only there were more hours in the day.