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Chain saw art

Winter regulars Jeff Doane, left, and Jerry Dawson, right, hold the wings while Erv Doane uses a chain saw on a wooden eagle sculpture along State Road 44 east of Crystal River on Thursday. Erv Doane and his wife, Holli, own Tree Art Chainsaw Carving and employ son Jeff and Dawson. The group spends summers in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. "It seems like each season I evolve and learn more," said Dawson, who has been carving since 1983. "I started out with a pocketknife and just whittled. I switched my pocketknife for a chain saw in 1989. I love it so much, I hate to call it a job, even though it is a lot of work."

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