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Finding a new skill

Lenny Powell learned love of woodwork during early days of pandemic


December 29, 2021

Mike Armstrong

When his bar was shutdown at the beginning of the pandemic, Lenny Powell looked for a way to pass the time.

Lenny Powell, the owner of Skinny's Beer Garden in Hanna, has been pouring drinks for customers for 30 years.

Then Covid-19 came on the horizon and like many bars in Wyoming, he had to close.

"All of a sudden I had all this time on my hands and I wanted to have some sort of purpose," Powell said. "So he decided to start working with wood."

Powell said he started looking at YouTube programs on woodworking and started to try his hand at making furniture. He had plenty of wood to work with because he and his partner Katrina Neal had purchased some land out by Overlook Retreat area, out by Stil...

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