Against the Grain

By Haley France

In the foothills of western North Carolina resides Eddie Hamrick: one of the most renowned woodworkers in the world.

Although his list of achievements and awards appears never-ending, Hamrick has persevered through countless trials.

Coming back from a coma in the middle of career, he re-taught himself the skills of the trade and is now about to begin crafting the interior of his 20th church.