The Wood Butcher Papers: Episode 7Hear how a simple little project required sawing and drilling bricks and sacrificing the dining table to the cause
In this episode, the Wood Butcher explains his travails in transforming a pile of salvaged bricks into supports for a kitchen table. Hear how an ingeniously simple plan turns out to have complications, but a good ending nonetheless.
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About This Series
During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Saul Isler was working as an ad man and operated a patent drafting business near his home in Cleveland. He was also a hobby woodworker producing a series of columns for the Saturday edition of the Cleveland Plain Dealer under the nom de plume The Wood Butcher, a federally trademarked name that summed up his columns precisely.
His musings as a hobby woodworker, homeowner, and all around enthusiast, hit home for many woodworkers because the struggles and triumphs Isler encountered in his shop, and wrote about, are things we can all relate to. Nearly 30 years later, Isler has resurrected his columns for a year-long audio series on FineWoodworking.com that we’re calling The Wood Butcher Papers.