Lynn Anderson likes creating things with his chainsaw skills

Lynn Anderson and Connie Jondle created several beautiful wood carvings during the Wright County Fair. Each piece was auctioned off Sunday evening with proceeds going to the fair fund. Photo by Les Houser

Fort Dodge resident Lynn Anderson does around eight to 10 county fairs a year with his chainsaw artist skills, but admits to especially liking the Wright County Fair as he returned for his third appearance this year. “I have family in the area, and they have shown livestock for years,” said Anderson, who is the manager of a grain inspection firm out of Sioux City that is licensed by the USDA.

He first started doing hand carving for several years, but admits that it goes faster when he has the power of the saw. “You can’t take too much bite at a time, but if you make a mistake sometimes you can block it out,” said Anderson.

Once he has the initial design started, he switches to a smaller chainsaw for finer details. He generally brings six chainsaws of varying sizes along.

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