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Edmond woodworking talents turn into art

Myrna Keck shows a finished wooden Santa ornament and one that she is currently carving during the Edmond Senior Center's weekly woodcarving class. [PHOTO BY JIM BECKEL, THE OKLAHOMAN]

Myrna Keck shows a finished wooden Santa ornament and one that she is currently carving during the Edmond Senior Center's weekly woodcarving class. [PHOTO BY JIM BECKEL, THE OKLAHOMAN]

EDMOND — Learning how one chip away tiny pieces of wood can lead to making beautiful, detailed artwork.

People gather each week at the Edmond Seniors Center to learn just how to do this for entertainment and therapeutic benefits.

Basic woodworking classes are at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at the senior center, 2711 Marilyn Williams Drive.

For more information, call 216-7600.

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<p>Clyde Fosdyke works on a piece at the Edmond Senior Center's weekly woodcarving class instructed by James Hooper and Steve Brandt, with the Oklahoma City Woodcarvers Club. [PHOTO BY JAMES BECKEL, THE OKLAHOMAN]</p>

Clyde Fosdyke works on a piece at the Edmond Senior Center's weekly woodcarving class instructed by James Hooper and Steve Brandt, with the Oklahoma City Woodcarvers Club. [PHOTO BY JAMES BECKEL, THE OKLAHOMAN]

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Diana Baldwin

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