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    Amazing Stone Carving

    Stephen Yettaw who lives on a family farm loves to create art work with stones and rocks. He has a very vivid imagination and loves to create unusual sculptures like the anatomy of Dragon. His sculptures cover a wide variety of themes. Since he’s on a farm, animals like horses are often featured. He also likes to create stone sculptures portraying Greek Mythology. He works with everything from granite to limestone to marble. As well as using power tools he also uses the traditional hammer and chisel.

    Location: St. Paul, Alberta, Canada

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    Custom Glass Bead Jewelry

    Jolene Dusyk runs a business called JoJo Beads. The most popular glass beads are used for making earrings. Jolene says it It takes a steady hand and good eye to create a matched pair of earrings. She also makes bracelets, necklaces and boot jewelry. She has also ventured into sculptural art.

    Location: Montmartre, Saskatchewan, Canada

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    Handmade Horse Harnesses

    Brad Funk runs a harness making business called The Livery Stable. He has a herd of Percheron Heavy Horses. One of his horse drawn vehicles is a Chore Sled. It is equipped with a winch for working with round bales. Since he works daily with horses, he understands what it takes to make a harness product from a practical standpoint. All of his harness making equipment is manually operated. In fact, he runs a leather creasing machine that was originally patented in 1867. He has tried electric machines and tools, but prefers manual equipment because it is more precise. He makes harness materials for sale and also repairs all types of harnesses.

    Location: Langham, Saskatchewan, Canada

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    6,000 GPM Water Pump

    Henry Raupers of Newdale, Manitoba and his PTO driven auger that can pump up to 6,000 gallons per minute. The system is built to pump slough water often full of debris off of farm land. Because it is an auger style system plugging with foreign debris is not a problem. The unit has pushed water up to 1,000 feet through a hose with an elevation of about 30 feet. It requires 1,000 rpm PTO on about a 40 to 50 horsepower tractor to operate it. At the time of our visit he was selling the pump for around $8000.00 Cdn.

    Location: Newdale, Manitoba, Canada