Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas to... Me!

This year I really got into the spirit of giving, and I certainly didn't expect anything in return. So it only makes sense, then, that I got more than my share of gifts from my friends and coworkers. Without a doubt my favorite gift came from my coworker Junji.

For some time we've talked about making our own ribs, quite possibly with the help of renowned Pittsburgh woodworker Tadao Arimoto, whose studio is behind ours. Today Junji surprised me with these three amazingly beautiful ribs.

The large Gyubera is commercially made, but the other two were handmade by Junji in Tadao's workshop. They're made from an exotic hardwood, quite possibly Purpleheart.

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