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  • February 6, 2023

Inside Jake Arsenault’s recently refurbished studio in Enfield, N.S., are many tools of the family trade.

“These chisels are from my grandfather,” said Arsenault, pointing to a large tool collection hanging from the wall.

Arsenault comes from five generations of woodworkers and learned the craft from his father.

“We actually have a dining table in our house that my great, great grandfather did the wood carving on, which is pretty cool.”

The idea for his business, Creative Urban Timber, came from an accidental university assignment that earned top marks.

“The point of the class

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