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John Brown (1932 – 2009), Welsh stick chairmaker

January 9, 2011

I just ran across this quote.  Sorry I never met this gentleman.  What do you think?

“I will not give away my hard-earned skills to a machine. It’s a bit like robbery with violence, for (machines are) not only intended to diminish my bank balance, but also to steal my power.”

— John Brown (1932 – 2009), Welsh stick chairmaker

Ooooh.  I am liking this guy more and more.  I just found this quote as well.

“By all means read what the experts have to say.  Just don’t let it get in the way of your woodworking.”
— John Brown, welsh stick chairmaker
I am going to have to get a hold of some of his books.  There is a nice remembrance of the man (whom I’d never even heard of until today) at

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