The game of cricket is played with a leather-covered cork ball. Dukes Cricket has been making the balls since the 18th century. British Cricket Balls’ Managing Director walks us through the company’s process of hand-stitching every ball they make around layers of compressed cork, then smoothing and polishing them to a shine.
Need to work on your pocket knife or other small items? This metal tray from BDKtools provides the perfect spot for maintenance. It’s CNC milled from a single piece of aluminum, anodized in black, and lined with rubberized cork. It’s got a large work tray, three smaller parts trays, and holders for a bit driver and bits.
Grovemade presents a new version of their handy Desk Tray. The latest version offers 45% more storage space, with four compartments for storing small office supplies. It features an aluminum base and a machined cork interior, in natural or dark, dyed with Japanese calligraphy ink. A great companion for their Wood Desk Shelf.
Black Beard Projects shows off a nifty kind of material that can be used to make handles and grips on tools. By stacking together thin layers of cork and soaking them with resin, he produced a sturdy and unique stock that can be used sculpted and sanded like a block of wood.
Geo 101 Designs makes these great wall art pieces for chronicling your journeys. The self-healing nature of the 1/2″ thick cork makes it perfect for pinning locations, tacking up photos from your trips, or even poking in commemorative pins. Comes in 15″h x 23″w and 21″h x 34″w sizes, as well as a giant 8 foot-wide version.