Bill Dawson gave me some side cut pieces of Pacific Yew to fiddle with because the sap wood to heart wood contrast is strikingly beautiful. I carved these chopsticks in the Grand Tetons while visiting Wyoming. I got to spend the night at Lake of the Crags above Jenny Lake. Absolutely magical full moon night with me and the marmots.
I carved the hole at the top so I can tie a leather cord in a loop for three purposes:
1. to keep them together
2. to make them easy to attach to things during travel