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Published September 08, 2013, 09:05 PM

Mankato man engages in unique hobby using recycled materials

Mankato, MN (WDAY TV) - An associate professor at Bethany College in Mankato, Minnesota, has quite the sweet sounding hobby.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Mankato, MN (WDAY TV) - An associate professor at Bethany College in Mankato, Minnesota, has quite the sweet sounding hobby.

Eric Ouren makes banjos. He actually can make 30 different instruments, and if you look closely, you'll see they're made from recycled materials.

He got the inspiration from lumberjacks in the North Woods, who he says would use about anything to make musical instruments.

He says each one has a unique sound, and no matter the material, he never knows how it'll sound until it's finished.

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