WATERTOWN — Jake Mennes is noticeably the youngest wood carver in the field, and his start in the business came by coincidence and help from veterans.

Mr. Mennes, 21, is an Army brat whose father was stationed at Fort Drum. He was one of many woodcarvers at Burrville Power Equipment on Route 12 this weekend, showcasing the skills he’s developed over the last few years.

‘Family’ of carvers learns to harness the power of chain saws for artwork

Kara Dry/Watertown Daily Times Fritz E. Loomis, from the Finger Lakes region, carves hummingbirds to add to the collection during an open house at Burrville Power Equipment on Saturday afternoon.

‘Family’ of carvers learns to harness the power of chain saws for artwork

Corey A. Worden, of Wetumpka, Alabama, carves away Saturday at a towering patriotic sasquatch in Burrville. Kara Dry/Watertown Daily Times

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