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10-14-2010 04:33 PM

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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!

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#1 posted 10-14-2010 04:39 PM

Let me be among the first to say Congratulations! It’s great to see your creativity and craftsmanship being rewarded. Well deserved. I’ll be looking for your mug.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#2 posted 10-14-2010 04:45 PM

I’ll second the congrats. Well deserved.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#3 posted 10-14-2010 04:48 PM

Wow. Congratulations, Jeff!


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#4 posted 10-14-2010 05:05 PM

WooHoo. Congrats.
I agree, you are a master craftsman.

Good for you,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 10-14-2010 05:11 PM

Thanks for the warning, but also a big Congratulations for being selected Master Craftsman! An honor that is well deserved.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#6 posted 10-14-2010 05:12 PM

Congratulations Jeff!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#7 posted 10-14-2010 05:23 PM

Congratulations & very well deserved!

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#8 posted 10-14-2010 05:25 PM

Fantastic and congratulations ! It is great that all the thoght and hard work you put into your projects hjave been recongized and appreciated.

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#9 posted 10-14-2010 05:37 PM

Congratulation Jeff…........ very much deserved with your fantastic display of talent !
I will be looking forward to seeing your “mug” all over the place !! LOL

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#10 posted 10-14-2010 06:47 PM

Congratulations! Wow, what an honor and a really cool prize too! You deserve it.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#11 posted 10-14-2010 07:28 PM

Congratulation Jeff…that’s a great honor!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#12 posted 10-14-2010 07:38 PM

Exciting news Jeff and congrats to you! Always wonderful to see great talent recognized and rewarded!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#13 posted 10-14-2010 09:48 PM

way to go !

the best to you
in this new future

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#14 posted 10-15-2010 03:18 AM

Congrats!!!! Being one of the lucky individuals to get to view your work in person I must say that I am not surprised that you have received these rewards. Keep up the great work and continue to share it with us.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#15 posted 10-15-2010 02:30 PM

Thank you everyone! It is truly an honor to have won and equally an honor to know all of you. Hopefully I will be able to meet up with some fellow Lumberjock’ers when I go to the Chicago and Milwaukee shows this season. Very, very exciting!

Thank you again.,


-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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