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Making the Cut

Greg Drew of Georgia, Vt. demonstrates the advantages of a bow saw's thin steel blade to Ben Manning of Quechee, right, and his mother Andrea Manning, middle, during the Vermont Fine Furniture and Woodworking Festival in Woodstock, Vt. at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Park in Woodstock, Vt. Saturday, September 28, 2013. Drew was in the process of building a chair out of American Chestnut salvaged from a diseased tree by the American Chestnut Foundation.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Greg Drew of Georgia, Vt. demonstrates the advantages of a bow saw's thin steel blade to Ben Manning of Quechee, right, and his mother Andrea Manning, middle, during the Vermont Fine Furniture and Woodworking Festival in Woodstock, Vt. at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Park in Woodstock, Vt. Saturday, September 28, 2013. Drew was in the process of building a chair out of American Chestnut salvaged from a diseased tree by the American Chestnut Foundation. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Purchase photo reprints »

Greg Drew, of Georgia, Vt., demonstrates the advantages of a bow saw’s thin steel blade to Ben Manning, of Quechee, right, and his mother, Andrea Manning, center, during Saturday’s Vermont Fine Furniture and Woodworking Festival at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock. Drew was in the process of building a chair out of American chestnut salvaged from a diseased tree by the American Chestnut Foundation. Valley News — James M. Patterson