Carving out their niche: Local woodcarvers find joy in creating
Richard Spadgenski sits patiently at a table set up at the Washington Square Mall in Detroit Lakes, chatting with friends and whittling away at a piece of wood.
With each swipe of his knife, the chunk of wood gets closer and closer to resembling a duck -- a wood duck to be exact.
"These are number 51 and 52," the Frazee man said of the pieces of art that typically take him about 75 hours each to finish.
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