Two years ago, Doug Lenski dug up a collection of model trains from his childhood. Things quickly gathered steam from there.
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A birdhouse called “The Machine Shed” highlights Jerry Prather’s use of recycled and repurposed materials in his artwork.
A close-up of an eagle adorning a wooden flag made by Jerry “Papa G” Prather of Mendota.
Handmade wooden flags line the wall of the shop of Jerry "Papa G" Prather of Mendota.
Jerry "Papa G" Prather of Mendota poses next to some of the custom birdhouses he created in his garage wood shop. Prather uses lath board reco…
A handmade sign reads ‘Papa G’s Crafts” above Jerry Prather’s workbench in his Mendota shop.