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Blog entry by jlsmith5963 posted 12-20-2009 07:30 PM 1046 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

From the New York Times Opinion Page: Editorial Notebook

Help Wanted: Boatbuilder

Published: December 19, 2009

Somewhere out there is a man who can help me build a model boat for my little nephew. This man is between 82 and 84 years old, which means he was a 10-, 11- or 12-year-old boy in 1937, when the book I took the plans from was published.

I have reason to believe he knows things I don’t.

I am not a model builder. But for years I have enjoyed flipping through my battered copy of the “Amateur Craftsman’s Cyclopedia of Things to Make,” a 342-page collection of model plans and workshop projects from Popular Science magazine.

For the rest: Help Wanted: Boatbuilder

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#1 posted 12-20-2009 08:58 PM

I am very pleased to hear that there are still jobs out there that I am too young to apply for.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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