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9. Why is it important to be able to do carpentry and woodworking in addition to farming?
A lot of folks around here can't afford to not be a carpenter or a woodworker. You have to be a farmer and you have to be a carpenter and cobbler. You have to do most everything on your own, pretty well, self-sufficient. I was sitting here at the shaving horse. It's a real handy tool, one that we can't do without on the farm. All it really is, is a foot help clamping device. These chisels, they came from Virginia with the family. I'm making right now -- I'm working on a walnut dough bowl. It'll take another week's worth of cutting and pecking on it.
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