|Forum topic by Triumph1||posted 10-14-2010 04:33 PM||3608 views||0 times favorited||18 replies|
10-14-2010 04:33 PM
Well the new 2010/2011 Season of The WoodWorking Shows is almost upon us. The first show is in Dallas starting on October 22nd. I just wanted to warn you that you will probably see my face hanging around:-) During the 2009/2010 season The WoodWorking Shows held their first “ShowOFF Showcase”competition. You could bring in a piece you made and exhibit it for the three days the show was in your area. I brought in My Nightmares and Dreams box. I believe it was a people’s choice vote to figure out the winners on the specific stops. Well, I won the Chicago leg of the competition. For this I got some great prizes and got to meet the staff of The WoodWorking Shows…great people. I was on cloud nine after that…not having a clue what the future had in store.
The ShowOFF Showcase happens at each stop of the show. I think there was over 22 stops for the 2009/2010 season. They take the winner of each one of those stops and choose one to be the Master Craftsman for the season. This is decided on by the educators at the shows. Well I cannot tell you how floored I was when I received the call from Joe strong saying I was chosen as the 2009/2010 Master Craftsman (actually I still am a little shaken). For this I took home a new Delta Unisaw…which is amazing by the way! It turns out they are also going to use me as one of the Faces of The WoodWorking Shows. They are going to use my image in national ads in Wood magazine and on banners at the show…I am speechless.
So..I started this topic as a warning:-) Watch for my mug on the banners and in Wood magazine. This has been an amazing trip so far and the last year has been unreal. Lumberjocks has been a great source of encouragement for a me over this time. I have met some amazing people and made some great friends. Putting myself out there, which is hard for me, was made much easier with the help of all of you. Just wanted to say thank you.
-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!