Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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December 26, 2012

W.Va. man's wooden creations a step back in time


Five years ago, Linda, tired of watching her husband sitting around, told him he needed to find something to do with his time. He took up woodwork.

Sowards acknowledged that between the tools, the projects and the materials, it all takes up quite a bit of space — and as he completes new models, there's a little more clutter. "He's taken over my living room," she laughed. "But I don't mind. He enjoys it."

"I guess I'm just looking for the right people to give them to," he said. He points to a few that are already spoken for.

"The tractor-trailer there," he said, "I'm giving that to a 4-year-old boy."

A grandson.


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