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Custom craftsman duplicates field desks

Need a reproduction of Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's field desk, or maybe the one used by Gen. Robert E. Lee? The man to see is Joe Cress, a former teacher and now custom craftsman, who specializes in such work.

The Abington, Va., resident works out of a 2,000-square-foot shop behind his home and, according to a story by Laura J. Mondul in, has pieces in 33 states and several museums.

By Linda Wheeler  |  August 5, 2010; 6:25 PM ET
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