End Grain: The Apprentice

Persistence (and a crazy mother) can help.

By Elia Bizzarri
Page: 64

From the November 2011 issue #193
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I slept on a cot in the loft of the shop, cooked on a portable burner, and walked my dirty dishes through the garden to the basement sink. Curtis Buchanan walked in at seven one morning to discover white splotches on a pair of freshly painted chairs waiting to be delivered. Oatmeal-water splotches. He tried re-oiling, steel-wooling and every trick learned in his 25-year-career.

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From the November 2011 issue #193
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