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STANLEY NEWS & PRESS: Measimer turns wood into art BY cHRIS mILLER (10/09/2019)

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STANLEY NEWS & PRESS: Measimer turns wood into art by Chris Miller (10/09/2019)

Sometimes life is full of irony.

Jerry Measimer of Richfield took a shop class in eighth grade, where he learned to turn wood into pieces of art — in this case a lamp and a baseball bat. But he didn’t take to the craft and found it boring.

“I said this is stupid,” he said. “I didn’t like it because I didn’t understand it.”

Fast forward to 2007 when Measimer picked up a wood-turning book featuring hollow, ornamental Christmas balls on the cover. The balls each had a tiny hole 16th of an inch thick.

Measimer was in disbelief with the intricacy of the ornaments — and it piqued his interest.

“There’s no way anybody could do that,” he said. “It was just a beautiful, clean piece of wood.”

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