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A lifetime working with wood

Posted: Monday, May 13th, 2013

Steve Jackel, owner of Jackel Enterprises Inc., talks Monday about how his business takes rough timber and mills it into fine wood products for homes and businesses. (Photos by Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian)

WATSONVILLE Steve Jackel began his career in wood in his 20s, making mountain dulcimers as part of Rugg and Jackel Music Co.

He shifted away from life as an instrument maker when he realized he wanted a change from an artisanal career.

I wanted to be a merchant, he said. I like my avocation and my vocation to be the same, so when I go to work I can have fun.

With the hope he could continue to be self-employed, he founded Jackel Enterprises, Inc. in 1991.

For the complete article see the 05-14-2013 issue.

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