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Martin Sojka

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#1 posted 01-26-2007 12:33 PM

Interesting discussion going on here. Let me share my short view on this with you. After some bad atmosphere caused by the voting process in the Summer contest I revised it completely and now I’m very confident that it is the most objective one we can have.

I don’t want to distinguish between the pros and amateurs in the awards. My reason is that if you’re The LumberJock you have the passion for woodworking. And if you have passion and desire to improve you can really create stunning and creative pieces. That’s also the reason for having one of the categories called Best Creativity. I don’t know about you but I think that even the “part-time” woodworker can make truly creative piece if he can think outside the box.

We can definitely discuss the addition of other categories in the future.. but right know I don’t think we would have too many entries in some very specialized ones. On th eother hand, creativity can be achieved in cabinets, tables, carvings etc. Hope you get my point – same with the Best Craftsmanship.

And bringing even more categories to separate pros and amateurs would just add to confusion. Plus how would we verify the status of each.. that can very easily lead to some arguments etc. I’d rather keep it simple and focused.

That’s my 3 cents ;)

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