John Ross comes to the CPBN Media Lab to use new media tools to tell timeless stories. Currently a staff member of Fine Homebuilding, he has owned his own finish-carpentry business. John originally became interested in the trades over 20 years ago when his uncle taught him how to lash things together with baling wire on the family dairy farm. He has a degree in writing, literature, and publishing, and lives with his wife and two daughters in Sandy Hook, Conn. Enjoy his articles here and his work at Fine Homebuilding.