So who makes the best boards in town? Do they sell them?
I saw a set one retiree had made himself, and it was awesome. I mean granted, the guy had a lot of time on his hands, but who dovetails corners any more?? He had folding legs, and hinges on one side so the two pieces could be hooked together, and then handles on the other side for carrying. This old fart had even thought to put a small eye screw in the front center of each board, and had a small rope with hooks that would go in each eye. So all you had to do was put the hooks in the eyes, and back up with one of the boards till the rope was taut and you were at the proper distance!
Whatever he finished them with did really well outside in the humidity.
I told him he could sell them for a fortune, but he said no - he just made one for himself and a set for each of his kids, and then moved on to the next project... God Bless him for enjoying his retirement and doing things he likes.
Anyone know of anybody else in town that puts out a decent CH set at a reasonable price?
My dad is the same way. He made me a Ohio State set with everything hand drawn and painted. He then used Bar and Tabletop Kraftkote
Sorry forgot to add everyone I know just like the older Gentleman you met just makes them for themselves or family members.
Since universities like OSU and Michigan all get a pretty penny for emblem/logo use, and especially frown on unlicensed use, the older gentleman was wise to limit production. It would certainly be nice though to have someone make a quality "generic" set.
My friend who is my age designs cornhole boards and they are crazy good. He has made OSU, Michigan, Buffalo Sabers, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, basically a lot of professional teams. He also has made other designs such as Flags, Eagles, Dogs, Cats, and whatever anybody has asked him to make.
Check the Maumee Street Fair. Someone usually sells them there.
justph - any idea how much the guy charges? I wouldnt need any logo or anything. solid colors are fine/
I think he charges about 40 for a set, with custom designs. Sure it's cheaper with solid colors. I will try and find out if he can do it because he is going to Co-Op with the CIA starting sometime in september.
you won't like this answer lol, he gave all his tools that he used to create the boards and paints ect to one of his friends. His friend now charges... read for it... $150 for a set. A lot different then what my buddy charged, and I don't know if he is as good.