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Gazette Premium Content Pikes Peak Whittlers host weekend woodworking show in Colorado Springs

By Stephanie Earls Published: May 17, 2014

Watch the chips fly as carvers compete in more than 40 categories at the 31st annual Woodcarving and Woodworking Show, Sale and Competition this weekend.

The event is sponsored by the Pikes Peak Whittlers, a group of about 80 carving enthusiasts who meet monthly in Colorado Springs. In addition to the competition - with categories that let artists show off their skills at carving plants, animals and human faces - about 50 vendors will be set up to sell related items such as patterns, fine woods and tools.

The judge for this year's competition is Janet Cordell, a gifted artist and a member of the famed Denton family of carvers from the Ozark Mountains. Cordell runs the Ozark Mountain School of Sculpture from the old homestead - a log cabin on family property in Arkansas, which has recognized the pedagogue as a master artisan.

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