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Postby Chris McKaskell » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:49 pm

Hi Bill,

Just wanted to share this article about us which came out as a huge spread in our local newspaper's weekend 'Home Magazine'

It's been a tough couple of years and we've watched several other cabinet shops go out of business around us - friends and competitors both. I was not expecting such a large spread and feel quite humbled by it especially as this sort of unsolicited article is such an extremely rare gift in times like these.

I wish I had more time to spend on the forums, but things have been busy trying to keep the wolves from the door, and I have always prioritized training over time on the internet. Happy to report training has been going well at the cost of my online presence!

Many thanks!

http://www.lfpress.com/2014/04/16/chris ... all-levels
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Postby Bill Glasheen » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:20 pm

Glad to see you here, Chris!

Wow... that's wonderful stuff. I spent 3 years on summer jobs at "The Kitchen Center" where I was mostly the college student who would lift things for the craftsmen. But between my exposure there and to my dad's career as an independent contractor in-between NASA and the stock market, I came to appreciate fine craftsmanship.

For what it's worth... lots of people in the orthopedic surgery community build furniture as a hobby. If you ever were in the OR and saw what they do for a living, you'd get it.

Love the original work! Wish I could afford it.

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Postby Stryke » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:35 am

Love the work Chris , nice article !!
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Re: Article

Postby Stryke » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:38 am

I know Chris must have seen this but thought Bill might appreciate it ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cGNT-RSkEU


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The word artisan summed up that article Chris , keep up the good fight , real quality is still in fashion once people see it ;)
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Postby Bill Glasheen » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:31 pm

The host of that show - with a 25 letter alphabet - is most definitely a New Englander.

That's a special piece.

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Re: Article

Postby Chris McKaskell » Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:24 pm

Thanks Bill -- Hey Marcus!

Nice pic -- Lee Valley was offering posters of that tool box few years ago...very cool, and one heckofaload of work. Wow.

Hope cabinetmaking has picked up down under!!
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