|Project by ToddHolmDotCom||posted 12-21-2013 03:52 PM||821 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
George Washington planted thirteen Horse Chestnut Trees on Faquier Street in downtown Fredericksburg, VA—one to represent each of the existing colonies. The trees also provided shade for his mother and sister as they walked to and from each other’s houses. Recently the last of those trees had to be removed. I was lucky enough to be able to get a chunk of that tree about the size of a fire place log. The wood is not spectacular but it does have some very nice grain in some areas and some insect/worm holes in other areas.
I work on a Marine Corps Base and these are destine to be Christmas gifts from Santa for the head honchos in my building. Military men should love the history behind these pens.
-- Todd "I am just a teacher and a carpenter, that doesn't mean I have a God complex. But I am complex."