Bannetons and baskets.

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Bill44

Hi Chembake, I've noticed that all the bannetons and baskets made in Germany and France are made with willow cane.
Is the choice of willow cane as the material due to its ready availability in days gone by, and would the same size (8mm) in Rattan core cane (looks the same) be acceptable.

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TeckPoh's picture
TeckPoh 2006 May 29

Bill, you never cease to amaze me with what you can do with your hands (no innuendos intended and within context)!

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Bill44 2006 May 29

[quote="TeckPoh"]
Bill, you never cease to amaze me with what you can do with your hands (no innuendos intended and within context)!
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One of my smaller creations.

[img]http://www.sourdough.com.au/gallery/d/3956-1/new_2005_1005CLOCK0001.jpg[/img]

TeckPoh's picture
TeckPoh 2006 May 29

Oh my!

Notes on posting pix. You've got the plain background idea. Try to use a smooth matte surface. And, crop your pix.

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Danubian 2007 June 2

I use rattan cane baskets, which I believe are common, but one of the disadvantages is the fiberous nature of the material which sometimes on some baskets has comes away form the main body of the cane.
But I've been using them for 10 years so I guess they've had a reasonable life.

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donyeokl 2006 May 30

Bill,

Woa, you're a genius mate... When will your banetton be ready? I'm in the queue for it...

Cheers...
Don

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