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Hastings man’s hobby is woodturning: Among his projects are unique boxes that are donated to sick children across the United States

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As a 12-year-old boy living on a farm near Rochester, Jim Jacobs needed a hobby. He began building things with wood and hasn’t stopped since.

He started out making simple bird houses and dog houses. Now, he’s making elaborate goblets, beautiful bowls and even special boxes for sick children.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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