Registered: Feb 2001
posted 09-23-2010 11:01 AM
On occasion (76 occasions to be precise) the classic Topping LM contractors model was presented to VIPs, politicians and the like on a hand made American black walnut base, complete with descriptive brass plaque.
To cut a long story short, I recently purchased two original un-used brass plaques designed for such a display and am in the process of having an exact replica made, using identical timber and incorporating one of these plaques.
If all goes well I am prepared to make a second if anybody would be interested in purchasing it from me.
It is early days; I have sourced the walnut for the first base, and a skilled craftsman to make it. I cannot at this time give any idea as to what the finished base will sell for; the wood worker has not as yet given me a price for his work. I just thought I would test the waters to see if anybody would be interested.
Please feel free to contact me if interested.