On the day in June of 1950 when Max Woody bought his first woodworking machines, he took a leap—not a step—onto the path that he would faithfully follow for a lifetime. Max Woody had a dream that has kept him making chairs for 64 years. A sixth generation chair maker, he came to wood naturally and honed his skills in his grandfather’s shop after his father’s early death. Using local wood from North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, he makes traditional ladder back chairs and rocking chairs one by one, by using the time-tested methods of his ancestors. Who was that energetic boy who bore a heavy load? Who is that man so long committed to his chosen purpose and a lifelong friend to many? Words and photographs tell his story. I never had a hobby, but if I did, I’m sure it would be making chairs. –Max Woody
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Julia Taylor Ebel keeps stories of North Carolina people through historical fiction, biography, picture books, folklore, and poetry. Her eight earlier books include Hansi and the Iceman; Addie Clawson, Appalachian Mail Carrier; and Dresses, Dreams and Beadwood Leaves, Jack Tales and Mountain Yarns As Told by Orville Hick, which received the American Folklore Society’s Aesop Accolade. Her home is in Jamestown, North Carolina, but the mountains and mountain people have long captured her heart. Seven of her books and many of her poems are inspired by people and experiences in the North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains.
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Book Description Createspace Independent Pub, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 128 pages. 9.61x6.69x0.29 inches. In Stock. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 1511750243