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Author : Clint Harp Pages : 256 pages Publisher : Atria Books Language : ISBN-10 : 1501188984 ISBN-13 : 9781501188 985

Handcrafted: A Woodworker's Story Clin t Har p, ma veri ck car pen ter on HG TV’ s sm ash hit Fix er


Upp er and the star of Wo od Wo rk on the DIY Net wor k, pre sen ts his ins pira tion al me moi r tha t cele bra tes me ani ngf ul wor k, tur nin g you


r craf t into a car eer, and rec ogn izin g the imp ort anc e of the jou rne y itse lf.W hile Clin t Har p is no w kno wn as Chi p and Joa nna Gai nes ’s go-


to tabl e ma ker on Fix er Upp er and a nati ona lly accl aim ed arti san , his life has not alw ays bee n the DIY dre am we see on the sho w. Ten yea rs


ago , he pla yed the role of wh at he tho ugh t was a goo d hus ban d, fath er, and pro vid er, duti full y wor kin g at a sale s job tha t ca me wit ha


hea lthy pay che ck. Yet he kep t co min g bac k to his unfi lled dre am of buil din g fur nitu re. Wit h the sup por t of his wif e, the enc our age me nt of a


me nto r, and a life full of less ons , he fina lly too k the lea p, quit his job and set out on a que st to bec om ea car pen ter. Wit hou t for mal trai nin


g, fina nci ng, wor ksp ace , or cus tom ers, the Har ps wer e qui ckly on the edg e of fina nci al coll aps e. Tha n Clin t met Chi p Gai nes at a gas stat ion —a


cha nce enc oun ter tha t mar ked the nex t cha pte r on a wild ride Clin t and his wif e, Kell y, wo uld n’t hav e ima gin ed pos sibl e.S pan nin g Clin


t’s rem ark abl e jou rne y—f ro ma chil dho od lear nin g car pen try and har d wor k at his gra ndf ath er’s kne e, thr oug h his stru ggl es to bal anc e


pur sui ng his dre am s wit h sup por ting his fam ily, to his par tne rshi p wit h Chi p and Joa nna Gai nes and the ma ny adv ent ure s and mis adv ent


ure s of film ing Fix er Upp er —H and craf ted is par t me moi r and par t ma nua l for dre am ers. Clin t pro vid es unv arni she d, tho ugh tful refl ecti


ons on a pat h tha t is pos sibl e for any one bol d eno ugh to pur sue it. Handcrafted: A Woodworker's Story

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Handcrafted: A Woodworker's Story  

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