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Jim Widess

Jim Widess is the author of the bestselling "The Caner's Handbook" (Lark, 1983). He has co-authored several books, including "The Complete Book of Gourd Craft" (Lark, 1998) and "Making Gourd Musical Instruments" (Sterling, 1999). Jim is the owner of The Caning Shop (caning.com), a store and successful mail-order business that caters to gourd crafters, basket makers, and chair caners.