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Local woodcarvers’ project featured in magazine

| October 22, 2012

Tim Jackson and Dennis Cabot sit with a copy of “Woodcarving Illustrated” that explains how to make the pumpkin faced houses displayed between them. They came up with the design for the carving and wrote the article for the magazine. Beacon photo by Josie McCormick

WEST LAFAYETTE – Dennis Cabot likes to carve whimsical houses and Tim Jackson likes to make caricatures. When they put their talents together they came up with plans for a quick-carve pumpkin house that were featured in “Woodcarving Illustrated.”

The three page article with directions on how to make the houses was in the fall issue of the magazine.

“We were at Artistry in Wood in Dayton and the people from the magazine were there,” Jackson said. “They saw the houses and asked if we’d do an article. We put it together and they edited it. It came out really nice and it’s exciting to see.”

Cabot also was happy to be part of the magazine.

“It has a large following,” he said. “Just about every active carver probably gets it.”

Jackson has been carving for 10 years and Cabot for three.

“My wife loves that I do it,” Cabot said. “She didn’t know I could be quiet for that long. Nothing else enters your mind when you are carving. You just focus on that piece you are working on. It’s a good release.”

Both Jackson and Cabot are members of the Coshocton County Woodcarvers group.

“It (carving) is relaxing and it’s fun to get together with all the guys and have a good time,” Jackson said.

The group has 25 active members and meets on Mondays at Jackson’s former store in West Lafayette.

“Everyone is glad to share with you and there are no secrets,” Cabot said. “Tim also is nice enough to let us come in here and use his tools.”

The pair has not ruled out the idea of trying to get another article published.

“We are hoping to come up with another good project,” Cabot said. “They like original creations.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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