Cruisin’ Connecticut – Passing Down the Art of Woodworking One Notch at a Time

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MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – Today thou art Cruisin’ Connecticut to the Middlefield, home of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association. That’s where once a month, the Connecticut Woodcarvers Association gets together to work on their unique works of art.

With carving enthusiasts of all experience levels, the organization passes down the lost art to scout troops and new artists.

Some people in the group have been carving for up to 70 years. For these artists with a love for lumber, they prefer white pine, as a local favorite.

Association President, Leo Hein explains how their walking stick program was created:

“The walking stick program we started with the Connecticut forest and park association, we’ve done sticks for their 5K walk and run. This stick in my hand is the stick that kicked off the whole program. When my daughter was diagnosed with MS I completed it and the cap is twisted because of the disease of the MS.”

Interested in joining the Connecticut Woodcarvers Association? Check it out here! 

Know of cool people, places or events to check out for “Cruisin’ Connecticut?” Email me, or let me know on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat: @RyanKristafer

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