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Robert Hoover

For centuries, Norwegian woodworkers built bentwood (tine) boxes to store food, tools and other valuables. This practical wood container became a tradition passed on through generations. Preserving that Scandinavian tradition captured the heart and imagination of craftsman Robert Hoover, who has been teaching his tine box class for more than 15 years at the Concordia Language Village in Bemidji, Minnesota.


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