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Woodworking Testimonials

Entries in Building a Mystery (3)

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