Unworthy to judge!

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Blog entry by oscorner posted 02-04-2007 04:57 PM 841 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I’ve done my best, but my best may not have been good enough. I’ve cast my vote. This was a most difficult thing to do. I am unworthy to judge such an exellent collection of projects. To say which deserves to hold the place of first, second, third, fourth or fifth place in the on going contest is a most difficult undertaking. If I could vote honestly…everyone of these projects deserves to hold the first place position for all are truly works of art, technique and design. This of course is not an option. From the professionals to the hobbiest on this site come great projects. At times it is hard to distinguish which ones are done by the hobbiest or the professional because many here are so well versed in their woodworking skills.

I would like to see in, future contest, that the pictures of the entries have a box next to them to input what place one wants to put it in. It was very difficult for me to go back and forth for each entry to view a larger picture so I could better appreciate the design, construction and finish of them. Maybe the difficulty was caused by the quality of so many entries and the desire to judge wisely?

I wish the best of luck to all in this contest and want all to know that all of you are winners in my mind, because you are enjoying your woodworking and helping your fellow LumberJocks with your inspiration, skills, talent, and weath of information.

Thanks to all,

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Martin Sojka

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#1 posted 02-04-2007 06:01 PM

That’s what makes our contests unique – each LumberJock with the voting right can try what it feels like to be a judge in a woodworking contest. I think that in the end it’s very valuable experience.

I agree that each participant deserves our highest respect.

Thanks for summarizing your voting experience, Oscorner.

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#2 posted 02-04-2007 06:06 PM

I know how he feels. I look at the work that is so much beyond what skill level I’m at and think, “How can I say which one is better than the other. Most of them are better than mine, so who gets the #1 and who gets the #5?”

And creativity? Some of these are so creative, I’d never imagined such beauty and craftsmanship. And designs? I’m in awe.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 02-04-2007 06:17 PM

I found it a chore switching from one entry to another, but solved my problem by copying about 10, or 15 of the ones I liked the most to My Pictures file. Then I previewed each of them, & picked my top 5 from there.
I don’t think I’d care to be a judge at a live showing, it would be nerve racking.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 02-04-2007 06:36 PM

I felt the same way, so I just picked the ones I thought were the hardest to build and the most creative. Both you guys were in that catagory by the way. But also aesthestics play a role, beauty is in the eye you know. Not all of us see the same thing. I wish we could have voted for 10 each then it would have been so bad. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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