|Project by shipwright||posted 09-07-2011 02:05 AM||1656 views||2 times favorited||17 comments|
My friend Arnie and I go out for lunch about once a month or so at a restaurant called The Rock Cod Cafe. The idea has always been that we take turns paying, however (those under 50 may tune out now) the difficulty that has arisen almost without fail is that we can’t remember whose turn it is to pay. We’re not the sort that would try to dodge the bill of course. On the contrary we are the kind who wouldn’t want the other to pay when it’s not his turn.
Ain’t getting old grand ???
So last time we went I decided that this foolishness had to stop and after some serious grinding of the antique brain gears I came up with this solution. It’s based on the old “talking stick” principle. When someone picks up the tab, he gets the token and hangs it on his rear view mirror or in his ashtray or whatever until next time when, upon being treated to lunch he surrenders it to the other. God help us if we ever get a third person involved.
This is a one hour project meant to be useful, not perfect. It’s Paduk and Curly Maple, cut Boulle style and mounted on a 1/16” shop cut Walnut veneer. I offer it here more as a solution to a problem that you may share with my friend and I more than as a fine woodworking project.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/