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INFORUM: Women woodturners breaking barriers (01/14/2017)

Monday, January 16, 2017   (0 Comments)
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A hands-on hobby attracted several people in the F-M area Saturday afternoon.

Local artist showed off their skills at the 2017 Woodturner's Winter Extravaganza.

Woodturner Larry Longtime said he sees something different in every piece of wood.

But for some, it's more than a hobby.

For Ruth Severson, owner of "In the Chips, it's a challenge and a way of breaking down barriers.

"I grew up in that stage where people said, 'You can't do that, you're a woman,'" Severson said.

But woodturning wasn't easy to get into.

"We didn't get to do a lot of things," Severson said. "I didn't get to take shop class."

She's now carving a path for other women who want to learn the craft.

"I would really like to have more company from the girls," Severson said.

Other local woodturners agree the activity is for everyone.

"It's something that people of basically any skill level, any age" can do, said woodturner Roy Jacobson. "Disabilities don't really matter. I know of people who are actually legally blind and do woodturning."


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