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New England's Finest: Play Time

New England’s Finest: Play Time
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1. The “Erban” (from $2,200) is a lightweight, comfortable commuter bike made from bamboo, a renewable resource with excellent vibration-dampening qualities. (See “Artisan Profile,” opposite.) Erba Cycles, Boston, MA. 617-466-9893;

2. Kaleidoscopes by Chesnik Scopes, including small signet ($264), large pedestal ($310), and cadet interchangeable ($196) models, are renowned for their two- and four-wheel designs and unique glass and stone elements. Cape Kaleidoscopes, Mashpee, MA. 877-319-0661;

3. Ken Woodhead’s tournament-size chessboards/checkerboards ($300) feature mortise-and-tenon joints at the corners and beveled frames. Ken Woodhead Woodworking, Woodstock, VT. 802-457-3369;

4. Made from Maine hardwood, with pegs of brass and stainless steel, this paddle cribbage board ($49) looks sporty hanging on the wall between games. Acorn Wood Products, West Gardiner, ME. 207-582-3250;

5. This Thomas & Thomas “TNT Saltwater Series” rod ($800; reels sold separately) is designed to let anglers cast into heavy coastal winds. Thomas & Thomas, Greenfield, MA. 413-475-3840;

6. Luthier Erik Baker crafted this medium jumbo guitar (from $2,700) with a spruce top and back and sides of Indian rosewood. Havn Guitars, Canterbury, NH. 603-783-0060;

7. Inspired by the maple slab that forms its back, Mark Nicholson finished this one-of-a-kind high-back chair ($399) with a pine seat and legs and arms of cedar logs. Wilderness Creations, Dublin, NH. 603-563-7010;

Updated Friday, April 27th, 2012
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