Lie-Nielsen Presentation Transcript

Just a few days ago I gave a presentation on my experiences as a female woodworker in what we know is a male-dominated field. Some were not able to make it but expressed an interest in what I had to say. Here is the transcript of that presentation. My great thanks and appreciation to Tom …

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