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06-16-2009 07:56 AM

Topic tags/keywords: article washington post magazine canes making it big stick canes meilie interview cane

Hey, can I boast a little? I was interviewed and written up in a recent issue of the Washington Post Magazine, a weekly insert to their Sunday edition.

If interested, please view: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/05/AR2009060502095.html

Okay, now I’ve had my 5 minutes of fame, and I will go sit down.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe


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#1 posted 06-16-2009 08:05 AM

Great write up. Now you will have to hire helpers :-)) How did they decide to write about you?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 06-16-2009 12:46 PM

Wow – You can boast a lot. You are giant in the walking cane business!!

-- Joe

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#3 posted 06-16-2009 02:15 PM

Congratulations! You have joined the ranks of out most famous Lumberjocks. Nice article.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 06-16-2009 02:24 PM

Good for you! You should be proud.
Gene

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 06-16-2009 02:25 PM

Congratulations Mellie. A great article.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#6 posted 06-16-2009 03:42 PM

Very cool :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#7 posted 06-16-2009 04:01 PM

Way to go, Meilie!!

Hope the article brings you even more business and continued success.

Lew

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#8 posted 06-16-2009 04:20 PM

A wonderful story/write up! Your functional art is very beautiful!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#9 posted 06-16-2009 04:30 PM

Congratulations Meilie you work certainly deserves great attention and accolades.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 06-16-2009 04:49 PM

Gee! Thanks everyone! I even get an “accolades”.

Should I choose knighthood or stand under an arch? Maybe I’ll just dance to the music a little.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#11 posted 06-17-2009 07:19 PM

Hello, it was nice to read your article in the famous news paper. It looks you are not using lathe in your cane making. I have some very interesting articles on Wood Turning in the 1919 issue of Wood Working magazine.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 06-17-2009 08:10 PM

Hello Sharad,

I would love a copy of that article. You can send it to me. I do hope to do some lathe work eventually, but right now I’m busy using other tools and techniques. Eventually I want to use some fancy joinery techniques to incorporate in my designs. There’s so much to learn and so many combinations to try. I could stay in the wood workshop for a couple decades and not sleep or eat and still have plenty to do.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#13 posted 06-17-2009 08:46 PM

Hello that shows your genuine fascination for wood working. I will send them soon. The magazine’s name is The WOODWORKER and not Wood Working. Sorry for the mistake.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#14 posted 06-17-2009 09:22 PM

Congratulations, Meilie. Excellent article. Now you will really get busy. ha-ha

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#15 posted 06-18-2009 03:44 AM

Hi Meilie,
I just read the article. Very nice piece. I hope that you had a copy framed for your wall.
Our rosewood will ship this Sunday which will put it in Denver in 5-6 weeks. I will keep you posted. Unfortunately the mahogany burl got kicked off the load (something about it being a different species) but Deni saya that there are some nice pieces of the rosewood for you.
Cheers and again, nice job!
Al

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need katanadesign.com

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