Monday, October 20, 2008

NC: Man Wins State Fair Woodworking Prize With Own Coffin

Grady Hunter is a do-it-yourself sort of guy. At 75 years old, he says he's never lived in a house he didn't build himself (I guess his childhood homes don't apply, unless he was very precocious). On a lark, he entered a coffin he made for his own demise into the NC State Fair's woodworking contest, and won.

Unfortunately there is no photo of the award-winning coffin, but it is constructed of walnut from a tree Hunter felled himself, and also cherry and maple. Pictures of Hunter's family adorn the inner surface of the lid, and Hunter has his name routed into the area near his head.

Fun sort of story. Wish there were pictures.

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