An inspiring tale about a very special friendship and the redemptive powers of a shared passion for the art of working with metal and wood....
|Title||:||Archie's Way: A Memoir of Friendship and Craftsmanship|
|Publisher||:||Lyons Press 1st edition September 1, 1998|
|Number of Pages||:||204 pages|
|File Size||:||994 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Archie's Way: A Memoir of Friendship and Craftsmanship Reviews
The author is my family and Archies way is the way we were raised as children. We were taught the proper way of doing things and to respect tools and the use of them. My grandfather was a blacksmith and a cabinet maker and we learned from him. I am 72 years old and have a complete cabinet shop and use it all the time. The book tells all about quality and craftsmanship that our family has used for years and the respect you give to a tru craftsman. Thank you Fred Filbert
Great Read! I could see myself side by side with the characters through out the story.
Dirty language crutch use is distasteful. Avoid.
Some of us are lucky enough to find a true mentor in our lives, someone who opens our eyes to a special world, and in so doing, gives us a glimpse of ourselves. Such a person is Archie Raasch, the subject of Richard Probert's book Archie's Way. A man of few words and many talents, Archie is an unforgettable character whose down-to-earth wisdom is vanishing from our hurried world.
This short memoir is a true love story. The author loves both shopwork and his friend Archie. It is hard to tell which this book is more about. You need not be a shop - either metalworking or woodworking - enthusiast to enjoy the book. Archie was a truly interesting guy and the author portrays him well. The memoir is appropriately brief. Mr. Probert does not waste time nor is there any hint of self-aggrandizement (always refreshing in a memoir). An enjoyable quick read.
Wonderfully crafted story depicting life in a small midwestern town. Reminded me of my own father's workshop. He and Dick Probert would have been great friends. Causes one to ponder what really is important and how values are formed. As an instructor in a technical college, I would like to have this book on the reading list for every student and faculty member.
A true story that will take you back through the years. It will teach a lesson for all of us to know. Very touching.