Pairoducks

Pairoducks

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Pacific Yew Chopsticks


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
3. because