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The Guernsey specimen hunt and social 2019

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foxfish

foxfish

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I glued up and added a strip of Mahogany either side of yesterdays work, with ebony veneer In between each piece.

Ebony is an endangered tree, it is very differcult to buy any large or good quality pieces nowadays. I am not sure what you would call someone who illegally cuts down an endangered tree..tree poacher perhaps... some of the remaining trees are protected by armed patrols but due to their value, there are very few mature specimens left.
For the last 100 years ebony has been the number one choice for musical instruments, guitar fretboards and piano keys are obvious ones. A single piano key can sell for £4 on eBay,
Anyway I have had that Veneer for many years and I collect any piece I see in car boots or charity shops, elephant and Buddha carvings are the most likely finds.
I plan to use some ebony in other areas on this gun.
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I am going to have a go at setting it up as an inverted roller gun!
Basically this means the bands are underneath and only a 4mm cord is visible on top.
I have desperately tried to get the components together locally but I had to buy a kit from Greece in the end !
The main benefit as I see it is the fact that the spear is propelled right to the end of the gun, normally the spear starts to loss power 300mm before the end of the gun.
 
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So last chance for meal choice as final numbers are going in this week... missing ....John Norman, Dorset Nick, Mac Tuli , Dan le Marchant, Kristian Allen and Kerin.
 

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Hi Mart, apologies, really confused, was convinced I had replied to this.

No a problem, very keen.

Frito Miso
Moule frites a la creme
Brownie

for me please
 
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Only a few weeks to go now....
I am still trying to confirm exact numbers but it looks like we have at least 18 divers for the competition.
We will be taking in the food order tomorrow ... still missing a couple of menus choices ...
I will get some more accurate figures up in a day or two!
Unfortunately I don’t think we will have any Apnea support this year but there will be a first prize ‘gun’ and Spaniard has ‘again’ fronted up a couple of other prizes. .....All hail Spaniard!
Of course there will be bass on the menu this year....
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this year...
 
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