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Student Byron Knaap puts touches of paint to "Sparky," the whimsical Scandinavian character he was laboring over. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Woodcarvers put finishing touches on trolls and more

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The room in the library basement rippled with Scandinavian humor, folklore and the sound of knives whittling wood.

Wednesday afternoon it was graduation day for 15 Loon Country Carvers. They were completing a caricature class, three days of carving trolls, whimsical Santas and gnarly gnomes.


Big noses, big feet and big hands characterize the Scandinavian art of flat plane carving.

The finished characters can charm even the hardest soul.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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