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  • A Village Woodworker in the Global Economy

    In the old days, every small town had a baker, a butcher, a blacksmith and a woodworker. The village woodworker was a “cradle to grave” craftsman, meaning he made your baby’s cradle, made your casket and everything in between. He could fix a broken chair, make a dining table, make the doors for your house and just about anything else you might need in your daily life. Things are quite different today. Gone are the corner butcher shops in most towns. There are local bakeries in some towns, but they often only wholesale to smaller groceries. I don’t remember the...

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