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North Coast resident builds on family history
« on: September 24, 2012, 10:22:54 PM »

Nehalem Valley resident Joel Haag has been a longtime practitioner of creating things by hand. With his collection of vintage tools, he not only preserves a link to venerable carpentry traditions, but he maintains a pathway to his family's history.

Haag's grandfather, Gottlieb, lived his entire life in Chippewa Falls, Wis. Born to a family of German immigrants who settled in the Midwest in the mid-1860s, he became a widely sought-after carpenter. "Grandfather built a lot of houses in Chippewa Falls," Haag said. "It's not like contracting today in terms of licenses and insurance; if he built a house for a friend and other people liked what they saw, he was hired again."

Good story about an old time carpenter and his tools.
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