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Blog entry by Patrick Jaromin posted 12-19-2008 02:04 PM 1524 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wanted to share with y’all my good news…my entry in the America's Top Shop Contest took 3rd place!

Be sure to check out the other entries—especially the first second winners. Truly impressive!

Thanks to the judges!

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#1 posted 12-19-2008 02:47 PM

That’s awesome! Congrats. Nice to be recognized for something you put so much of yourself into.

-- Measure once; Cut Twice, Three Times, Four Times...

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#2 posted 12-19-2008 03:23 PM

Very impressive and congrats Patrick !!!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#3 posted 12-19-2008 03:53 PM

Wow Patrick! That’s one great looking shop! And right here in Naperville!

-- Splintered Board Podcast - Woodworker Un-extraordinaire

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#4 posted 12-19-2008 03:54 PM

Congradulations, maybe I missed it, but I didn’t see the 4 “Great Idea” Winners.

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Patrick Jaromin

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#5 posted 12-19-2008 04:18 PM

Thanks, all!

Woochuck—yeah…they haven’t announced ‘em yet…the email notification from them said…
“The four “great ideas” awards are still pending. If you won one of them, we’ll let you know.”
This was as of yesterday afternoon. Not sure when they’ll have those posted.

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#6 posted 12-19-2008 04:18 PM


-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 12-19-2008 04:20 PM

Great Shop and congrats to you.

You put a lot of thought and work into it. It looks bigger than it is. I just received my new Delta 50-760 1 1/2 hp dust collector yesterday and was thinking of using the 6” S&D pipe. How do you like it? My shop is a one car garage about 12×20. I’m going to renovate this winter and want to do it right.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#8 posted 12-19-2008 04:22 PM

Bob—the S&D pipe is working just great for me…at this point I would definitely do it the same way.

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#9 posted 12-19-2008 04:28 PM

Congratulations! Looks like a great place to work!

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#10 posted 12-19-2008 04:32 PM

I’m fortunate to have witness this shop journey from start to finish. I cannot express how much work Pat has put into this well thought out and efficient shop. This accomplishment is well deserved, as a fellow woodworker its been a joy to watch Pat express his joy of woodworking. Congrat Pat now can I have my key….LOL Blkcherry

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#11 posted 12-19-2008 04:34 PM

Good for you Patrick. Good for you.

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#12 posted 12-19-2008 05:18 PM

Stylin Shop! I wish I had the wood floors….ohhh my poor back!

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#13 posted 12-19-2008 07:03 PM


-- Not my woodworking

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#14 posted 12-20-2008 12:11 AM


-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 12-20-2008 01:12 AM

Congrats again Patrick

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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