Woodsmen compete at Oxford County Fair

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Sawdust flies as Bernard Peters of Irasburg, Vermont, competes in the bucksaw contest during Woodsmen’s Day at the Oxford County Fair in Oxford on Friday. Some spectators learned that bow saws are also called bucksaws. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

Jake Bederian of Warrensburg, New York, watches his ax fly toward the soda can at the bull’s-eye during Woodsmen’s Day at the Oxford County Fair in Oxford on Friday. He hit the can in the middle, sending the fizzy contents flying as the crowd cheered. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

Julie Taylor of Peru attaches the blade to her bow saw before the bucksaw competition Friday morning at the Oxford County Fair in Oxford. Woodsmen’s Day attracted contestants from around New England. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

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Herb Gingras of Dover, New Hampshire, oils up his crosscut saw before competing at Woodsmen’s Day at the Oxford County Fair in Oxford on Friday. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

John Postemski of Windsor, Connecticut, winds up to throw his ax at Woodsmen’s Day at the Oxford County Fair in Oxford on Friday. Men and women competed in contests, including log rolling, sawing, tree felling and ax throwing. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

April Harris of South Paris reacts after learning she won one of the wood carvings, foreground, during a raffle at Woodsmen’s Day at the Oxford County Fair in Oxford on Friday. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

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