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5 years 3 weeks ago #533300 by bevhawkins
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I have a granite worktop with a Butler sink. When I do dishes I have to dry as I go. I hate those plastic draining boards and researched wooden ones which would look great in my kitchen. However as no one in NewZealand sells them I got 2 quotes to have one made. First was $600, second $400!. Has anyone seen these for sale ?
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5 years 3 weeks ago #533301 by Ruth
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What's the wood? I know someone who could make one. What sort of manufacturers did you ask?

Around here we dry and stash because of flies in the summer and in the winter it's just habit and the dishes are pretty dry by the time I finish washing because the fire's going and it's warm and I just wipe them a bit.

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5 years 3 weeks ago #533302 by bevhawkins
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The wood quoted was rimu

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5 years 3 weeks ago #533315 by LongRidge
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Totara has a much better natural antibiotic (totarol) in the timber, so might last longer and cause less microbial cross-contamination than rimu. But, even though totarol is natural, that does not necessarily make it safe or even non-toxic. But the amount getting onto each dish is very unlikely to cause you the slightest harm.

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5 years 3 weeks ago #533317 by tonybaker
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have you looked on Trade Me? or checked out your local Woodworkers Guild? I always rinse the dishes well as that dishwash liquid is not good for you....

5 acres, Ferguson 35X and implements, Hanmay pto shredder, BMW Z3, Countax ride on mower, chooks, Dorper and Wiltshire sheep. Bosky wood burning central heating stove and radiators. Retro caravan. Growing our own food and preserving it. Small vineyard, crap wine. :)

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5 years 3 weeks ago #533320 by bevhawkins
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No one supplies these in New Zealand..I can get one from UK but they won,t ship it here.

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5 years 3 weeks ago #533321 by jeannielea
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Have you got a men's shed in your area? This is the sort of thing one of their members would enjoy having a go at and they will charge a lot less than you mentioned.

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5 years 3 weeks ago #533323 by bevhawkins
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Any one who makes these would make a fortune as so many people I know would love one.

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5 years 3 weeks ago #533325 by Ruth
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I know someone who could, while he's waiting for glue to dry on his next coffin.

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5 years 3 weeks ago #533326 by bevhawkins
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Ooh can I have his details?

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5 years 3 weeks ago #533332 by spark
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bevhawkins wrote: No one supplies these in New Zealand..I can get one from UK but they won,t ship it here.

You might have issues importing one here anyway until you convince customs that it is:
1) not a biosecurity risk
2) not made from illegally logged trees

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5 years 3 weeks ago #533334 by Ruth
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He says that sounds rude. We'd better PM for seemliness.

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5 years 3 weeks ago #533342 by Stikkibeek
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We've been clearing the 50+ year old macrocarpa that fell in one of those cyclonic storms. Some beautiful straight grain in some of the bits. Unfortunately cut into firewood rounds now, but we do have some others that are going to have to come down. They'd be pretty good for woodworking projects. Might test the interest in them after the winter.

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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5 years 3 weeks ago #533343 by Ruth
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Chuck some on the back of the ute and come this way, will you?

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5 years 3 weeks ago #533348 by Stikkibeek
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Ruth wrote: Chuck some on the back of the ute and come this way, will you?

Ute!:S We'd need a logging truck!

This is the multiheaded one, You should see the single trunked ones they are very tall.

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S
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