|Project by jtriggs||posted 01-01-2011 12:57 AM||4120 views||6 times favorited||3 comments|
Sometimes you run into a piece of wood by accident and you find it difficult to sell once you see its beauty. Such was the case recently of this piece of walnut I made into an Iowa shaped cribbage board for one of my oldest friends to give to her brother for Christmas. We grew up across the road from each other and she visited me recently and loved my cribbage boards and wanted me to build one for her brother.
I picked out a rough sawn board someone recently gave me and when I got it planed I realized that this could be something special. Sure enough when it was all done I could hardly let it go. I’ve included a photo of one edge. To me it looks like a Hubble Telescope photo of some fiery prominence coming off the sun or something.
He’s a farmer so the corn pegs work perfectly.
Oh, well. Can’t keep them all. Got to get rid of them sometime.
-- Jon --Always remember, never live your life by a motto.