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    Default Handmade In Tasmania

    is my belated posting for My Wooden Boat of the Week,

    http://boats.woodenboat.com

    and leads with a wonderful article by Tasmanian author Hilary Burden.

    Please read and comment?

    Thanks so much, Carl

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    An interesting article and very true on the handmade element of Tasmania. I moved here around four years ago with my young family and spend much of my time making stuff. We have a productive fruit and vegetable garden, I've built a couple of sheds, a wood-fired oven and now onto wooden boats. Our kitchen is now a hive of activity too - we make our own sourdough bread, beer, jams and chutneys and occasionally cheese. Whenever I speak to my family back in Scotland they think I'm slightly nuts doing all this but it's perfectly normal here and much of the advice on how to do these things has been gleaned from neighbours and friends. I'm a suit-wearing corporate during the week but love the fact that I can go home at night and have the time and space to indulge in all of this.

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    Default Re: Handmade In Tasmania

    Rusticators are also a phenomenon in Maine.

    must have something to do with cold rain.

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    Default Re: Handmade In Tasmania

    Great article Carl. And good to hear island Artisans and Cottage industries are alive ad thriving in Tassie.
    Also I would like to think that many of us reading this share the same Island Spirit, as do I daily readying my Wee Barkie for her big East Coast sail to Hobart. Operating on a minimal budget, much of WB fit out is being accomplished by manufacturing components. Hope to see you all at the WBF. Cheers Tom

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    Default Re: Handmade In Tasmania

    Quote Originally Posted by slug View Post
    Rusticators are also a phenomenon in Maine.

    must have something to do with cold rain.
    Our rain is pretty warm! At least compared to Scotland...

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    Default Re: Handmade In Tasmania

    Blunstone are an old Tasmanian company who make work boots.

    A little Tasmanian culture for your enjoyment.

    http://www.blunniefairy.com/

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    Default Re: Handmade In Tasmania

    A car ad shot mostly around this part of the state


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    And of course the man who found the way to put bubbles in beer....

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dEL_BT_Z6Yg

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    Default Re: Handmade In Tasmania

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Fitzgerald View Post
    A car ad shot mostly around this part of the state

    Cool photography. Pity Holdens are not to be hand made, or indeed made at all in Australia. Maybe its partly because Tassie is an island economy, with no real manufacturing to speak of, that its people do tend to be do it yourselfers.

    Im heading down there on Sunday.

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    Default Re: Handmade In Tasmania

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Fitzgerald View Post
    A car ad shot mostly around this part of the state

    That's a fantastic ad and staggeringly better than the vehicle that it promotes. I did some time lapse photography during the build of my house and it's amazing what a seemingly simple process (i.e. take a camera, set it to take a photograph every x seconds) produces as a visual result.

    Might need to dust off my time lapse camera after that...

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