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Waupan Prison Inmates Craft Wooden Christmas Gifts for Charities

First Choice Industrial Woodworking MachineryWe are adding this Dec. 16, 2014  Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel article, titled Wisconsin prison workshop provides outlet for inmates, toys for kids, by Meg Jones to our archive of Wood-Spirational Woodworking Stories.

As reported  . . .  in the woodworking program at Waupun Correctional Institution, in Waupun, WI,  Lyle Traxler, 54, specializes in motorcycles and is currently meticulously making a three-quarter-size 1903 Harley-Davidson, the first model built by the Milwaukee company. Traxler, a motorcyclist before he was imprisoned more than two decades ago after being convicted of arson, burglary and first-degree intentional homicide, has built 15 Harleys ranging in size from 12 to 52 inches long.

Photo by Mark Haufman

Inmate Lyle Traxler spent months at Waupun Correctional Institution,
creating this three-quarters-scale wooden replica
of
a 1903 Harley-Davidson made entirely out of scrap wood.

“Working and doing a project like the motorcycle uses more of my brain because you’re just working from a small picture,” Traxler said. “I’d rather see it go to charity so someone gets some benefit.”  Traxler’s recently completed motorcycle, took him seven months of 35-hour workweeks to complete.

Read the complete Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel article, titled Wisconsin prison workshop provides outlet for inmates, toys for kids, by Meg Jones here.

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