Life Part Two

The adventures of Fay and Bob as they move beyond the 9 to 5 life

Tamboti Wood and Poinsett Club

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I found out the name of the wood Bob and I used for our pens. It is Tamboti Wood and it is pretty interesting wood.   Go to to find out more.   I didn’t realize it was so rare.  It is from South African Lowveld and Swaziland.

I took my 74 pieces of wood into Woodcrafter to get it all identified.   Lots of oak, black walnut, cedar as well as various kinds of mahogany, cherry and about a dozen exotic woods I never heard of.  Bob should finish setting up the drill press today and then I think we are ready play.  After today we have not much going on for a week so can concentrate on making pens.   Also have another hobby under investigation – using wine bottles to make glasses and etch them with designs.   Stay tuned.   We have about 6 weeks to play with these ideas before we start stained glass class in mid January.

Today we have a Newcomers luncheon at the Poinsett Club, one of only 35 five star private clubs in the country.  We have heard it is fabulous.  Bob has to wear a suit and tie.   We picked crab cakes for lunch.   It is a very rainy, cloudy day (but no snow) so this lunch should be a great way to jazz up the day.

Since it is December I will change my color theme to holiday green!


Author: Fay

Follow the adventures of Fay and Bob, 65 plus, as they explore the country to look for a new home, sell their MN home, finally move and get settled into a new state and town.

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