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  • Drilling advances


    Les Skinner, Contributing Editor

    Once upon a time in a land far away, a master woodcarver decided to move to a new village deep in a forest. He was convinced that in the forest he could find a good supply of the high-quality wood he needed. So he loaded his young family, all of his belongings and his tools into a cart pulled by his faithful donkey and set out for the village. Along the way, the wood carver met another man and his family who were moving to the new village in pursuit of a living. He was a tinsmith. Like the woodcarver, he wanted to go into the forest to find the ore he could smelt to produce high-quality pots and pans. So, together the two families made their way to the village in the forest full of anticipation at a bright future.

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