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Horse chestnuts are collected as usual from beneath trees.
Holes are bored, strings attached etc.
Conker with attached string is placed in a custom made container. A closed-cell foam insert is hand-carved to the exact size and shape of conker plus string, and is then lined with velvet. The inner
case surrounds the foam insert and is made of a tough transparent plastic plexiglass. There is then a complex suspension mount system to protect this inner case, within the outer steel clamshell case with double padlock closure.
CPL afficionados meet at "challenges" where each challenges the other to show their prize conker. At a challenge meet, the outer cases are opened and the safely protected conker is admired through the clear plexiglass inner case. Points are not awarded, the safely protected conkers are merely admired.
||Thank you for posting this wonderful idea.
||[+] I propose attaching a string to the protective
playing conkers with them.
||+ I propose the title to be the Conkers Admiration
||My childhood experiences attempting to store conkers in tins
suggests that they'll go mouldy.
||Change to title to Conker PRESERVATION League
and invest in techniques like oven-drying or
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