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Playing with fire

Playing with fire

By Neill Archer Roan Adam Davidson stared at his hands. Calloused and blistered with raw, red cracks on scraped knuckles, they ached from gouging grout and cutting tile. It was a bleak winter in Indiana, 2003, and Davidson was working yet another construction project. “I wasted my time in college. I’m wasting my life, now,” […]

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Quad City Pipes

Quad City Pipes

By H. Lee Murphy When he was a pre-teen in Cub Scouts, Andrew Petersen was the kind of kid who won the local Pinewood Derby race every year. He and his stepfather devised a way to shave the plastic wheels on their pinewood car with an Exacto knife to a fine V-shaped point, thus eliminating […]

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Unhurried excellence

Unhurried excellence

by Stephen A. Ross; pipe photos by Thomas Looker–   Teddy Knudsen studies a large briar block, which looks more like a small lump of wood in his massive hands. Knudsen occasionally mutters to himself as he inspects the briar’s grain and envisions what shapes may lurk underneath its plateau surface. After about 10 minutes […]

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