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Woodworking Is Part-time Job And Hobby For Okawville Man

By Debby Stricker

Paul Ross has turned a woodworking hobby into a part-time job. He makes rocking horses, walking canes, tables, cradles, poker tables and much more at his workshop at his home.

The retired equipment operator said that he likes to keep busy. “I can work  out here every day,” he said. “I always have something to do.”

In his earlier working years Ross was a carpenter, so wood working comes naturally for him. 

The most unique piece Ross has created is a one-of-a kind U.S. map. Each state is made from the wood of the state tree. That include redwood for California, pecan for Texas, palm for Florida, and white oak for Illinois. Several states have the same state tree.

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1 Comment

  1. Beverly Jacobs on January 7, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    Do you make cradles/ bassinets?

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