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A return to the new normal

WooHoo! I have managed to source a fresh supply of Scottish oak.

So as we slowly return to the new normal and the chance to celebrate life’s milestones, I am gratefully opening up for orders again.

Initially I will be offering a “Hobsons choice” of timbers, you can have any timber you like as long as it’s oak!

Apart from that all the usual options of engraving or inset coins etc are available as normal

So happy to once again be able to be a small part of other peoples celebrations

sun beams shing through Scots Pine trees
early morning sun at the Wooden Quaich HQ
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Covid-19 Temporary Closure

Although Covid-19 has thankfully not arrived in my neighbourhood the lockdown has meant that I have been unable to make my annual timber stock buying trip. As I am now no longer able to take any new quaich orders until I can source more timber.

Hopefully I can find some timber in the near future until then, like many other small businesses I am “Closed for the duration”

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It seems my mailbox is full of messages from various CEO’s concerning their companies Covid-19 statement.

So here is my somewhat Dusty version

Today I should have been happily announcing obtaining this new years supply of timber.

Sadly it is still languishing at the timber yard and it looks like it will be a fair wee whiley before I’ll be able to collect it.

Not surprisingly, I’m currently contemplating the long term viability of a business based on the concept of a cup which is passed round people in a time of social distancing 😉

Don’t get me started on the pathetic way the UK government has abandoned the self employed 🙁

Still, I am lucky to live such a beautiful location and our community does seem to have avoided the worst of the panic buying.

Keep safe folks and here’s a pretty picture just because…

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Out with the old and in with the New…

Well that’s another Hogmanay been and gone. Sadly I found out and the end of last year that thecompany that produces the Jacobite medallions I use has decided to stop making them. I guess the Jacobite cause just isn’t pulling in enough profit these days. In the meantime I have managed to source 4 final medallions. So if your jacobin heart still desires one you had better hurry. At least it did prompt me to add a “Robert the Bruce Silver Penny” option. I guess if I was really on the ball I would have had it ready to go when Netflix released “The Outlaw King” in October. “Ach well better late than never” as I’m sure De Brus would have said in his French accented Gaelic 😉

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A return to the lathe…

It’s been a two or three years that I have been meaning to upgrade my website. The old site was tricky to maintain, but I always found something better to do than sit down and build a new site from scratch. On top of that, I ran in to a bit of a timber famine. Sourcing good quality timber became very difficult and for a time I seriously considered giving up making quaichs altogether.

However, I now have a new stock a of local oak which is awfully bonny and it seem to have rekindled my urge to make shavings again. If you have bought from me in the past “Welcome Back” and thank you for being so patient.

The new site should make it easier to order the various options and you can now order multiple quaichs and accessories like Quaich oil  via the shopping cart. I also have some new options I’ve been working on and look forward to posting about them in the near future.

Thanks for dropping by

Sláinte mhath!