Bannetons and baskets.

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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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.

You are a man of many talents Bill
regards
Normbake

Bill,

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

Wink

Cheers...
Don

Cheers...
Don

Oh my!

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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.

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Thanks Chembake, I just ordered 60 Metres of 8mm cane, heh heh heh.

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Shocked

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

Wink


Yes,,,,go for it Bill !

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