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Woodworking Testimonials

Friday
Apr272012

"Craig, it is clear to me that you are at peace with yourself & your work. I can almost feel the thoughtfulness as I explore your piece. My hope for you is that success allows you to follow your dreams and you never have to compromise. Thanks again for much inspiration." ― D.J.

Thursday
Apr262012

"We really like your work. The drawers are the cat's meow! The execution of the theme is phenominal & the overall is moving." ― Anonymous

Thursday
Apr262012

"I enjoyed your piece a great deal. The treatment of the end grain on the little squares is unique." ― John

Friday
Feb032012

"Craig, [ran into] your blog a few days ago. I have spent some time covering it over the past few days. What a GREAT blog. I have been working wood for about 35 years, [I am] 70, and wish I had attended your Inside Passage School when I was younger. What a great school for furniture making. Too late now. Too old. But still love to build furniture. Wish you were near so I could visit your shop. Once again thanks for providing such an informative blog." ― R.L.

Sunday
May012011

"Congratulations on the award, your work is beautiful. It has a very calming effect!" ― D.S.

Sunday
May012011

"Your craftsmanship is beyond what I thought was possible. So beautiful!!" ― Anonymous

Saturday
Apr302011

"Very artistic! Amazing detail." ― Jack

Saturday
Apr302011

"Great use of [wood] grain as art." ― Greg

Saturday
Apr302011

" 'Simple' at it's finest. Sometimes complexities take away from a beautiful design. The lines were amazingly crafted! Thanks." ― Justin

Saturday
Apr302011

"Congratulations!!! I find your piece very peaceful/fluid, detail oriented, fun!, modern while classic." ― D.

Friday
Apr292011

"Craig ― you are a very talented artist... Very well designed and executed piece this year... again!" ― Mark

Friday
Apr292011

"As a woodworker, I found Craig's attention to detail fantastic ― the most exquisite finishing work." ― Bill

Thursday
Apr282011

"Phenominal detail + patience. Great skill + hand detailing. Love the concealed door latches + hand-crafted hinges. Wonderful." ― Clark

Thursday
Apr282011

"Beautiful work. Excellent detail. Simple lines, but elegantly done. Thanks for sharing." ― Tom

Thursday
Apr282011

"A beautiful piece ― visually + technically!" ― Anonymous

Friday
Apr232010

Transcribed judge's comment from the 2010 Northern Woods Exhibition:

"I was lucky enough to come across this just when I was finishing judging and immediately knew I had seen the Best in Show. Flawless design, flawless execution; this is of the highest quality. The lip on the top is recognized more so by only furniture makers, but that's an extremely important detail and executed with perfection. How the design grows out of the veneers to the hardwood, to the top, is perfection itself. Was very, very, very excited to come across this piece and it's been a pleasure being able to look through it and work on it. I could make up something that I thought was wrong, but that wouldn't be... that'd be disingenuous. It is a model of restrained perfection. Everything pulls together and it wouldn't mean anything except without the absolutely perfect fabrication. This is as nice as it gets and like I said, it's an honor and a pleasure being able to see this piece. Very, very well done." ― Judge #3

Friday
Apr232010

Transcribed judge's comment from the 2010 Northern Woods Exhibition:

"Craig, I think you did a fantastic job on this piece. I just think overall it just has an energy to it. The piece looks alive. It has a very nice organic feel to it and I think your attention to detail and your eye for detail is outstanding. The tiny little backsplash on the back ties in so well, I think, with the handles. And the way the grain just flows down around the front of those doors, there's everything about this piece I really like. The base works well, and I just think you did a great job, plus, the shop-made hinges is just icing on the cake. I don't know what else to say. I really don't have anything critical that I would bring up. I'd love to have this piece in my house. Good job." ― Judge #2

Friday
Apr232010

Transcribed judge's comment from the 2010 Northern Woods Exhibition:

"Oh, this is a showstopper. I mean, it's clearly my favorite of all the pieces here. Beautifully restrained, beautiful design, execution exquisite, first class cabinetry. I mean, I can't stop with the superlatives. Very, very, very nice." ― Judge #1

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