Authentic Cedar Salmon Cork Ornament 2120

Living in an old fishing village has it's advantages. If you come to Sointula, check out the museum's display on the old lathe turned cedar cork floats. These floats were used on gill nets for fishing in the 40's and 50's. The only commercial place I found that made them was a mill in Astoria (also a Finnish settlement).  Cutting them into discs was tricky but now a local guy cuts them for me. I still do all the freehand burning and then use oil based paints to soak into the wood.  They are drilled on top and tied with the salvage cut from old gill nets that local women still use to hook into rugs. 

Anyway... these are all one of a kind. If you want a customization, message me and we can figure it out for you. Pricing comes down to the time put into burned/painted design.

On average they measure 3 1/2 to 4 inches across depending where in the float they were cut. 

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