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Blind Man Builds Homes, Dreams

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All of the houses are original designs.
ASHEBORO — Keith Lameth used to be a carpenter. But when he started losing hisvision five years ago, he had to give up his career. Now legally blind,Lameth is using his woodworking talents and his love of dogs to stay busy.

He builds the dog houses in his North Carolina home. But Lameth is thefirst person to admit it isn't easy.

"I have to pay attention more than I used to," Lameth says, "and I stillshoot my finger, cut my finger all the time, getting cut all thetime, getting hurt."

Lameth says just being able to do something that makes him feel good is reason enough to keep working. Every day, he spends hours in his shopalone.

The doghouses are Lameth's own designs. It takes about six hours to buildeach house.