|Project by jtriggs||posted 01-01-2011 12:37 AM||3555 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I had a nice challenge recently from a neighbor. She bought one of my Minnesota cribbage boards and wanted to know if I would make a custom one for her to give to her bosses. They own a local restaurant called The Channel Inn and it sits right over the edge of one of the lakes in town.
She wanted me to make a board in the shape of the building. I struggled for a long time trying to talk her out of it since the building is just a long, low box. But with her prodding I came up with what you see here. I ended up woodburning the outline of the lakeside view, with the dock extending towards you, in between two lanes of the holes. I also woodburned the name in between the other rows and painted inside them.
I’ve made ears of corn for pegs. I’ve made hot dogs on a stick for pegs but she said she wanted beer bottles, and that’s what she got. The smallest turnings I’ve ever done but they came out pretty nice. Even have caps on them. I’m not a good enough painter to paint labels though.
My wife saw the woman just yesterday and she said the people loved the board. Makes all the hours worth it.
It’s nice to be challenged now and then.
Thanks for looking. Would love to hear any comments.
-- Jon --Always remember, never live your life by a motto.