WINDSOR – Lynn Faustino and Carol Grime found their stance, gripped the handles and tested the teeth of a two-handled crosscut saw before ripping through a log.
The two women from Rochester, Mass., teamed up for the women’s crosscut saw competition Monday at the 14th Annual Woodsmen’s Day at the Windsor Fair.
Blistering heat continued Monday on the second day of the fair, which ends Labor Day. But Faustino, a 42-year-old registered nurse, and Grime, 60, who works for a logging company, were barely breaking a sweat.
They made the first cut. Then a second.
The saw vibrated as its teeth ground into the wood fiber, dislodging sawdust and spilling it onto the ground.
Faustino said lumberjack competitions are great exercise, and they get to meet a lot of nice people.
“My husband got me into it,” Faustino said after her match. “I did it for six years and just started up again because my son’s doing it now. It’s really great fun, and we get to travel a lot.”
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