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Well hello guys! Haven't posted for a good while, seen to be busy with the trees a bit of milling and competing with the dogs.

I am.after a nice weighted hunting priest for dispatching game birds. Ideally weighted for the task at hand and of suitable weight and size for a lady. Dont want any massive tool like a policemans truncheon. Lookinh for some nice timber, ideally something exiting but not exotic. Thinking some nice burr oak, rippled or quilted maple or perhaps cankered ash.

Who would be able to supply such an item and what type of costing please? Whilst this would be a xmas present it needs to be made sooner rather than later.

Thanks Simon 

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36 minutes ago, sloth said:

If I didn't know better I'd think these wooden priests were some sort of nefarious kink toy...

I wondered how long it woukd take, i wasnt disappointed !

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I wondered how long it woukd take, i wasnt disappointed !

So they work well then? I'll have to invest in one for me and my wife!

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They were trimming some elms in Brighton a few years back.
A 2" branch about 10" long.
Whittled down the handle at the thin end.
Gave a few to fisher type mates.

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depending on your definition of a good weight i've found most timbers native to our shores to be just too light to be of any use therefore a larger priest would be required.

 

i could make you one if you want?

 

if you are after native i'll see if i have any boxwood left as that's pretty much the heaviest native we have.

 

laburnum can be in the realms of a good weight for a priest but it would have to be slightly bigger to get the weight.

 

if you don't mind going over to the odd exotic timber then i could easily help you out.

 

 

 

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thinking about it and depending on the size you require i can turn one from the following.

 

judas tree

strawberry tree

hornbeam

rippled oak

whitebeam

boxwood

laburnum

cherry laurel

field maple

norway maple

robinia

honey locust

 

 

those were all grown here but if you were to go for an exotic i can turn one in many more heavy woods.

 

these include,

 

opepe

wenge

cumaru

okan

heavy mahogany

ekki

greenheart

garapa

afrormosia

lignum vitae

olivewood

pau amarello

angelim vermelho

angelim pedra

movingui

jatoba

santos mahogany

mesquite

bulletwood

 

 

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