Artist puts heart, soul into woodcarving



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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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