Artist puts heart, soul into woodcarving


Sandi Alldredge also carved this police badge in memory of Jack Slaybaugh, an Indiana State Police officer who had passed away. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Sandi Alldredge is a wife, mother of five, property manager for a rental cabin in Brown County and at times a housekeeper. But she still finds time for a passion that gives her gratification and joy — woodcarving.

Many of the pieces Alldredge creates are commissioned to mark a special event or even the life of a loved one. Some depict a grand accomplishment, and others represent an endearing memory.

Her father got her interested in woodcarving years ago. What began as a hobby with a 16-inch scroll saw and a few pattern books soon escalated to projects far more complex. Before long she found herself selling wood art with her father at regional craft shows and flea markets.

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