trench art

Wood & Stone Items - Propellers

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 The most obvious wooden item to feature as a souvenir is the propeller.  This provided a rich source of items, and every part of the propeller was used. 

On the left we have a picture frame made from the tip section of the blade.  Being laminated mahogany, the wood is strong and carves well. 

Moving down the blade, to the thicker section, men would make trinket boxes, hollowing out a short section and carving a lid.  Some used the section of blade that retains the decorative manufacturers logo.  

And finally you reach the propeller boss, idea for mounting clocks and barometers. . 

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