Posted MTCO article for February 2024 "Turn a Problem into an Advantage" by Rob Carver

January 31, 2024 8:31 AM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

Turn a Problem into an Advantage

by Rob Carver


This month's article is special.  Where else will you get a book review, movie review and a message about woodworking.  Rob has run the literary gamut with this month's MTCO article.


If you don't know the story of the University of Washington (Udub to the Seattle locals) crew team back in the pre-WWII buildup, the boys were attempting to make the Olympics in Nazi Germany.  With such an unlikely event, a book was written about that true story and recently a movie was released based on the book.


Rob hones in on the woodworking component of the story - the shell (regatta boat for you landlubbers).  If you decide to see the movie, first read Rob's Turn a Problem into an Advantage.  You will get more out of the effect the shell's design and materials had on the Olympic outcome as it is glossed over in the movie.

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