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Jim Dykema prepares an order of boards for a customer at his shop. The Dykemas' business, Three Fingers Sawmill and Rustic Furniture, is located north of Willmar. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Three Fingers Sawmill provides custom lumber and furniture

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WILLMAR -- James Dykema said he doesn't consider himself an artist when he's making his handcrafted wooden furniture.

But there's little doubt that he looks at wood with an artist's eye when he's deciding how to use a board from an old barn or a limb from a tree.


"The wood tells you what you're going to do with it," he said. "I do whatever the wood wants."

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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