From the New York Times Opinion Page: Editorial Notebook
Help Wanted: Boatbuilder
By LAWRENCE DOWNES
Published: December 19, 2009
Somewhere out there is a man who can help me build a model boat for my little nephew. This man is between 82 and 84 years old, which means he was a 10-, 11- or 12-year-old boy in 1937, when the book I took the plans from was published.
I have reason to believe he knows things I don’t.
I am not a model builder. But for years I have enjoyed flipping through my battered copy of the “Amateur Craftsman’s Cyclopedia of Things to Make,” a 342-page collection of model plans and workshop projects from Popular Science magazine.
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