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Blind Master Craftsman Crafts Wooden Works of Art


John Furniss is a master craftsman who turns gorgeous wooden bowls on his lathe. The only thing that separates him from other fine woodworkers?

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He’s blind. After surviving a suicide attempt as a teenager, Furniss lost his sight. Then he discovered woodworking and with it, a new passion for life.

The skilled craftsman shows us how, in his capable hands, a chunk of wood is transformed into a work of art.He uses his fingers as guides and his hands as his eyes.


John Furniss is a woodworker in Washougal,he now uses his experience to spread a message of hope to students of all ages. A message to never give up.

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