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Photograph was edited for publication purposes In 1948, newspaper columnist Steve Ellingson had an idea. Watching his wife sew one day, he wondered if the concept of sewing patterns could be adapted to woodworking. Why not make full-size, traceable patterns for complex or curved project parts which could take some of the difficulty out of project building? So he drafted the first project and launched U-Bild Woodworking Plans. Ellingson enlisted television stars and other celebrities to help sell his product. Today, more than 60 years later, U-Bild is still selling essentially the same product Ellingson first developed. Photograph caption dated April 12, 1962 reads "NBC television actress Sibyl Collier shows donkey and bunny table decorations that may be made from styrafoam (sic) or wood for Easter table beautification. Patterns for making the cut-outs may be obtained by sending 50 cents in coin, check or money order to: No. 282, Steve Ellingson, Valley Times TODAY Pattern Dept., P.O. Box 2383, Van Nuys, Calif."
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