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Master craftsman Owen Rein

 
Judith Browning
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I've been wanting to post our good friend Owen's work here for awhile. I think this video tells a bit of his story.




This is his web site...rocking chairs that shares a lot of the skill and tools he uses in making the chairs.

He is someone we admire greatly for living according to his ideals....off grid, earning a living by his craft.
Wonderful craftsman/woodsman/writer/activist.
 
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and another article sharing his story.
I think it might be inspiring for folks looking for a way to make money on the homestead to see someone who has dedicated 30 plus years to a craft and has folks coming to him to seek out his chairs and baskets. A forward thinking 'farm income'.

the link is HERE
 
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An example of his dining room chairs and one of his white oak split baskets.
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bumping this up to say that Owen's work belongs in 'buy it for life' for sure
 
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What beautiful work! Thank you for sharing Judith. I love seeing Traditional Woodworkers and the different works that they craft.
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://richsoil.com/email
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