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Michael Outlaw, of Sylvester, owner of Longleaf Millworks, and Outlaw Drums, makes snare drums from heart pine wood he finds in old houses and barns. Outlaw says the wood is from trees 200 years or older when cut and then left standing in the structures for around another century.

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