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Wood and waves combine in the art of board shaping

Wood and waves combine in the art of board shaping
Renowned Margaret River surfboard designer Mat Manners has stepped into new territory this year, with the creation of not only his first wooden surfboards but the launch of an art exhibition featuring his work.

“This is the first time Ive been in a gallery like this, Ive done a few shows but this the first time Im in a proper art gallery,” Manners said from his shop and studio in the industrial area.

“Boards are definitely an art, there are some amazing pieces of work out there,” he said. “Its been a challenge working with wood for the first time on this board, Ive had Gary in here a lot giving me advice and running the torch over it, telling me to go back and sand it some more…”

Gary is Jahroc founder, artist and furniture maker Gary Bennett, who has served as a sounding board through the creation. “Matty just rang me once and said I want to make a wooden board, can you give me some pointers?”

Jahroc founder, artist and furnitur..

Wood and waves combine in the art of board shaping

Renowned Margaret River surfboard designer Mat Manners has stepped into new territory this year, with the creation of not only his first wooden surfboards but the launch of an art exhibition featuring his work.

“This is the first time Ive been in a gallery like this, Ive done a few shows but this the first time Im in a proper art gallery,” Manners said from his shop and studio in the industrial area.

“Boards are definitely an art, there are some amazing pieces of work out there,” he said. “Its been a challenge working with wood for the first time on this board, Ive had Gary in here a lot giving me advice and running the torch over it, telling me to go back and sand it some more…”

Gary is Jahroc founder, artist and furniture maker Gary Bennett, who has served as a sounding board through the creation. “Matty just rang me once and said I want to make a wooden board, can you give me some pointers?”

Jahroc founder, artist and furniture maker Gary Bennett

“Ive been mentoring him through the process of working with wood, hes obviously a really good board shaper and I dont need to tell him anything there,” Bennett said. “Woods a lot different to foam so its been interesting watching him struggle with it!

“I could never touch foam, I cant imagine how you could actually take a plane to it and not rip holes in it. I find wood more forgiving whereas Mat feels the other way.”

Manners said the board, made from balsa and red cedar veneers, was the result of around three months work, and much attention to detail.

“I would keep coming back to it, sanding it again, checking it for the tiniest cracks and nicks, its a really different process to my usual boards. I have really enjoyed it, and I cant wait to see it out in the water, I think it will ride really well and it should be pretty fast.”

Bennett said the exhibition was a good way for Manners to showcase the new work. “Theyre not just surfboards, to me they're art,” he said. “And these are extra beautiful, involving timber and different tints, theres more of an artistic approach to it.

“Boards are so cheap for what they are and the amount of work that goes into them, these guys that spend 30 years learning the craft, I think in many ways theyre undervalued.

Mat Manners in his Margaret River shop with one of the newest boards.

Mat Manners in his Margaret River shop with one of the newest boards.

“I think this is a great chance for someone like Mat to be appreciated on a different level and through some new eyes.”

Mat Manners – Art Meets Form and Function is on for one night only on Wednesday April 18 from 6-8pm at Jahroc Galleries, 83 Bussell Highway. Live music by Andrea Frances Manners and Wade Du Boulay and wines by Larry Cherubino Wines. For more visit www.facebook.com/JahrocGalleries

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Argonaut Resources directors show faith in company by participating in oversubscribed SPP

Argonaut Resources NL (ASX:ARE) directors have demonstrated their faith in the company’s copper-zinc strategy by participating in the recently closed share purchase plan (SPP).

Independent non-executive chairman Patrick Elliot purchased more than 4.465 million shares at 0.55 cents per share in an indirect interest.

He now holds 5,876,159 shares in that interest with another 20,324,574 held in a separate indirect interest.

Independent non-executive chairman Malcolm Richmond acquired more than 5.454 million shares in a direct interest, increasing the number held in this interest to almost 15 million with another 1 million held in an indirect interest.

Overwhelming response to SPP[hhmc]
The company was overwhelmed by the response to its SPP which closed early and more than twice oversubscribed with the target subsequently increased to $2.5 million from $1.2 million.

Subscriptions in excess of $3 million were received and as a result, the SPP was closed with immediate effect.

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Argonaut Resources NL (ASX:ARE) directors have demonstrated their faith in the company’s copper-zinc strategy by participating in the recently closed share purchase plan (SPP).

Independent non-executive chairman Patrick Elliot purchased more than 4.465 million shares at 0.55 cents per share in an indirect interest.

He now holds 5,876,159 shares in that interest with another 20,324,574 held in a separate indirect interest.

Independent non-executive chairman Malcolm Richmond acquired more than 5.454 million shares in a direct interest, increasing the number held in this interest to almost 15 million with another 1 million held in an indirect interest.

Overwhelming response to SPP


The company was overwhelmed by the response to its SPP which closed early and more than twice oversubscribed with the target subsequently increased to $2.5 million from $1.2 million.

Subscriptions in excess of $3 million were received and as a result, the SPP was closed with immediate effect.

Money raised under this SPP and from the recently completed $2.7 million share placeRead More – Source

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Strickland Metals shares jump 39% ahead of drilling base metal target near DeGrussa

Strickland Metals Ltd (ASX:STK) shares surged 39% today ahead of its maiden drilling program at the Doolgunna Project, which will include a diamond drilling program that is likely to begin by the end of this month.

As a part of the program, a minimum of four diamond holes will be drilled to a depth of 500 metres to test a VMS target similar to the nearby DeGrussa deposit of Sandfire Resources (ASX:SFR).

Heritage survey[hhmc]
Exploration activity has recommenced on the Doolgunna Project following completion of heritage surveys to allow land access to areas where the company wishes to complete exploration drilling.

The target for drilling is a compelling base metal prospect that exhibits geological characteristics that are interpreted to be similar to Sandfire Resources’ DeGrussa deposit about 30 kilometres to the east of the project.

The prospect has a 3-kilometre-long electromagnetic conductor that lies below an outcropping copper-zinc gossan that has been mapped over a 1.2-kilomet..

Strickland Metals Ltd (ASX:STK) shares surged 39% today ahead of its maiden drilling program at the Doolgunna Project, which will include a diamond drilling program that is likely to begin by the end of this month.

As a part of the program, a minimum of four diamond holes will be drilled to a depth of 500 metres to test a VMS target similar to the nearby DeGrussa deposit of Sandfire Resources (ASX:SFR).

Heritage survey


Exploration activity has recommenced on the Doolgunna Project following completion of heritage surveys to allow land access to areas where the company wishes to complete exploration drilling.

The target for drilling is a compelling base metal prospect that exhibits geological characteristics that are interpreted to be similar to Sandfire Resources’ DeGrussa deposit about 30 kilometres to the east of the project.

The prospect has a 3-kilometre-long electromagnetic conductor that lies below an outcropping copper-zinc gossan that has been mapped over a 1.2-kilometre strike.

Diamond core drilling


The company plans to start the diamond core drilling by the end of this month.

A multi-purpose drill rig has been contracted to enable the minimum planned program wRead More – Source

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Pan Asia Metals has positive discussions on plans for Thai lithium project

Pan Asia Metals Ltd (ASX:PAM) has had positive discussions with authorities in Phang Nga Province, Thailand, including the provincial government, for its Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

PAM has submitted a presentation covering all aspects of the project including methods of ongoing exploration, conceptual mining and concentrate production, and the potential for downstream value-adding industries in Phang Nga and Thailand.

The presentation and subsequent discussions were aimed at assisting Phang Nga Provincial Government in their considerations for the proposed mining and industrial development areas.

Provincial Government discussions[hhmc]
Pan Asia was recently invited by the chief executive officer of the Phang Nga Provincial Administrative Organisation (PAO), a Phang Nga Provincial Government coordinating body, to represent PAM and the Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

The meeting was also attended by the head of Phang Nga Provincial Industry along with the representatives of the Phang Ng..

Pan Asia Metals Ltd (ASX:PAM) has had positive discussions with authorities in Phang Nga Province, Thailand, including the provincial government, for its Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

PAM has submitted a presentation covering all aspects of the project including methods of ongoing exploration, conceptual mining and concentrate production, and the potential for downstream value-adding industries in Phang Nga and Thailand.

The presentation and subsequent discussions were aimed at assisting Phang Nga Provincial Government in their considerations for the proposed mining and industrial development areas.

Provincial Government discussions


Pan Asia was recently invited by the chief executive officer of the Phang Nga Provincial Administrative Organisation (PAO), a Phang Nga Provincial Government coordinating body, to represent PAM and the Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

The meeting was also attended by the head of Phang Nga Provincial Industry along with the representatives of the Phang Nga Provincial Public Works and Town Planning Office.

Phang Nga Provincial Industry head has been appointed by the Phang Nga governor as chairman of the Phang Nga New Town Planning Committee.

During the meeting, the chairman of the committee conveyed its support for the Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

PAO wants to ensure that the requirements of the Reung Kiet project are incorporated into the town planning committee’s zoning plans to ensure that the project can progress once exploration and feasibility results prove positive.

“Can bring opportunities”


PAM managing director Paul Lock said: “We have been working hard in Phang Nga province and we are very happy with the positive reception that the Reung Kiet Lithium Project is receiving from the Phang Nga Provincial Government and surrounding communities.

“Reung Kiet is strategically located and based on peer feasibility work the project is positioned to potentially be one of the lowest-cost suppliers of lithium chemicals in the global peer group.

“This is a project that can bring substantial opportunities and value to Phang Nga and Thailand.”

Pan Asia is planning its second Reung Kiet drilling program with expectations that this will begin in the coming months following the conclusion of the current Khao Soon drilling program.

Potential cost curve leader


Reung Kiet is a hard rock project with lepidolite rich pegmatites chiefly composed of quartz, albite and lepidolite with minor cassiterite and tantalite as well as other accessory minerals including some rare earth.

Lepidolite does not require roasting and has a suite of by-products which are recoverable at the concentrator and processing stages of the flow sheet.

Peer feasibility work has Read More – Source

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