I signed onto LJ’s just over a year ago at the urging of my brother, Greg3g. When I signed on I was nothing more than a hack wood butcher. Yea, I thought that I was a “woodworker”, but that was just a pipe dream. I had built a few shelving unit from 2×4s and plywood but nothing of real substance besides a workbench that my EX-wife got with the house (she gave it to the guys who remodeled her garage into a bedroom after I moved out).
That being said, with the encouragement and urging of YOU, I have actually started making pretty things, actually putting pen to paper to actually design things and have actually made money ($20). I have pushed myself (with your encouragement) to the point that built something I felt was good enough to enter into the 2008 summer challenge, in which I placed 6th in the serving class and 12th over all. WOW. I was impressed by the encouragement and support that I received.
All that being said, I took the serving tray that I entered in the summer challenge and a cutting board to the Wilson County Fair and entered them in the county fair. I would never would have imagined a year ago that I would be putting anything of my garage shop that would be worthy entering in the fair let alone having placed so well in a WORLD WIDE contest.
Thank you again for everything.
-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"