Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Life in Miniature

Kasson man carves unique figures, ornaments

Wayne Hendrickson’s dining room is crowded with dozens of curious little characters, who’ve made themselves right at home.

There’s a gnome with the basic gnome’s pointy hat, a gentleman in an old-style raincoat, and a floppy-eared rabbit wearing overalls.

Not to mention an eager beaver using a chainsaw, and a guy wearing a sweater and cap representing the University of Minnesota – Hendrickson’s alma mater.

Hendrickson said his wife, Genny, is on board with housing the folks in their Kasson home. They don’t take up much space, and they are Wayne’s unique creations: miniature, flat-plane, Scandinavian-style wood carvings, in honor of his heritage.
“She’s used to it, I guess,” Hendrickson said with a laugh. “It kind of keeps me out of the bars.”

“I’m proud of him for all he’s done,” Genny said. “Just amazing. He can take a piece of wood and make it into a little person. To me it’s incredible, what any of those woodcarvers can do – him in particular. I think he’s done a great job.”
Hendrickson, 71, a native of Lamberton, Minn., is retired from  careers in agriculture, finance and purchasing.

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