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What this grandma makes for the holidays with her chainsaw will blow your mind

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Posted at 11:26 PM, Dec 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-23 23:55:23-05

CLINTON, Conn. — Two years ago one Connecticut woman was working for Pfizer and traveling the world. Now that she’s at home in Clinton, Connecticut she’s mastered the chainsaw.

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“I’ve always enjoyed seeing them when we went to Vermont, Alaska, and all that,” June Merwin said. “So I just thought I’d try my hand at it.”

WTNH reports that the 71-year-old grandmother picked up a woodcarving hobby and chainsaw for the first time when she retired two years ago. She wanted to carve bears.gma4

But now her Nativity scene is getting a lot of attention and admiration. She has Mary, Joseph, Jesus, three wise men, two angels and three sheep.

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“And one of the sheep is black because every family has to have a black sheep,” Merwin laughed.

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Most of her creations start out with a three-foot log and a sketch and then the chainsaw takes over. She now has three.

She also has three grandkids who are proud of their woodcarving grandmother.