Monday, September 12, 2011

Interview With A Craftsman

I had an interview recently. Here's an excerpt...

Wal-Mart, Ikea, ahoy! The demand for inexpensive goods and services surges forward in America, carrying waves of heartless fabricated furniture kits, filling dumps with here-today-and-gone-tomorrow junk. For this reason one can’t help but feel refreshed, and not a little bowed in the presence of a true, old-world-style craftsman.

Joshua Klein is such a man, equally graced with acumen and artfulness, skill and sentiment in the fashion of bygone artisans. His specialty, wood finishing and antique restoration, has put him on the map as one of the up-and-coming tradesmen in his field. I had an opportunity this week to speak with Joshua about his work and personal history, and to find out what made a young metalhead from the Wisconsin suburbs turn back to the old paths of Down East’s rustic tradition.

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