Ralph S. Wilkes, 100 Years Young
Congratulations (and belated good wishes) to Ralph S. Wilkes, who in April celebrated his 100th birthday. Mr. Wilkes wrote for Popular Woodworking (and other woodworking magazines) in the mid-1990s, after retiring from Keuka College in Keuka Park, N.Y., where for 35 years he was a business manager and treasurer. He now lives in Canandaigua, N.Y., and still likes to talk woodworking. I’ve posted a free, downloadable PDF of one of his articles, “Scrolled Coffee Table,” below for your reading enjoyment (I’m sorry we no longer have the “pull-out plans” for the scrolled cutouts).