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I won an award!

by shipwright
posted 08-16-2019 08:07 AM

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#1 posted 08-16-2019 08:45 AM

Hi Paul,
That may come as some surprise to you that you won the award but it certainly doesn’t come as a surprise to me.
I,ve admired your work for a while now and was just showing my Lovie Cheryl one of your 120 posted projects here My Cheryl was in awe as I took her through your home page. And in particular one of your boats and then the marquetry that you created of a picture of that particular boat.
I just wonder if there is any young blokes coming through with anywhere like the skills you have.
Very nice work and congratulations on the award.
Kind Regards
Anthony (Hong Kong)

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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#2 posted 08-16-2019 09:30 AM

Well done Paul and well deserved, exceptional classic pieces – join the trophy club. Its great to get recognition – these are a few of mine,

but I’m sure our WA Wood Show is on a far, far smaller scale than your Veneertech Craftsman’s Challenge. You can get bitten by the winning bug, which is partiliy what drives me each year to make the next project, and try to come up with something that bit more special. I wouldn’t want to go ‘head to head’ with you!!

I missed the finished post of your boxes, so good to be refered back to them …..... really exceptional. Looking forward to your next project.

-- Madburg WA

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#3 posted 08-16-2019 10:18 AM

Top notch as always Paul.

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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Jim Rowe

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#4 posted 08-16-2019 10:23 AM

Congratulations Paul. Your expertise is to be envied and deserves recognition like this. I should also mention that your willingness to share knowledge and experience with aspiring ebenistes is appreciated by many of us and also deserves recognition.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#5 posted 08-16-2019 10:38 AM

Congrats Paul!

-- Doug...

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#6 posted 08-16-2019 10:41 AM

Thanks for sharing your award and the Boxes you made. these should be an inspiration to more woodworkers to what we can do with time and patience and practice. I think a lot of instruction would help also.

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#7 posted 08-16-2019 10:47 AM

As one who has watched what you do here on Lj, it is well deserved.

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#8 posted 08-16-2019 11:07 AM

Congratulations Paul, a well deserved recognition for your brilliant work over the years. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#9 posted 08-16-2019 11:23 AM

You deserve it Paul, as your work is in the ranks of the greats… Whats next and how are you going to top it? :)


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#10 posted 08-16-2019 12:00 PM

Well done Paul and well deserved as well. That’s an amazing piece and your work is first class. Great to see recognition going where it’s deserved!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#11 posted 08-16-2019 12:01 PM

+1 on what everyone else said. Your marquetry projects are some of the best projects posted on LJ.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#12 posted 08-16-2019 12:28 PM

Outstanding achievement Paul! Congrats

Your Jean Francois Oeben inspired boxes belong in a museum, the Smithsonian will do.

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#13 posted 08-16-2019 12:46 PM

Congrats, buddy. It’s high time your exceptional talent was formally recognized. Of course, us LJs have long admired your beautiful work.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#14 posted 08-16-2019 12:49 PM

Congrats Paul. Well deserved recognition.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#15 posted 08-16-2019 01:34 PM

Your work deserves a myriad of awards, congrats Paul.

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#16 posted 08-16-2019 01:38 PM

Congratulations Paul! A well deserved recognition.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#17 posted 08-16-2019 01:42 PM

just as rest said you deserve all the awards brother GRATZ PAUL :<)))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#18 posted 08-16-2019 01:47 PM

I can’t imagine any woodworking award that should not go to you.

And as others have said, you freely give your help and encouragement to so many of us ordinary folk. That’s a great value to this place.

Thank you.

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#19 posted 08-16-2019 01:54 PM

You shouldn’t be shocked, those boxes are screamin’ gorgeous! Congratulations! I was just showing those two boxes to one of my sons yesterday when he saw some marquetry in the new issue of FWW, and asked about it (marquetry in general).

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#20 posted 08-16-2019 02:18 PM

The only thing surprising is it’s your first award. :-) I eagerly await the posting of your next project.

-- --bch

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#21 posted 08-16-2019 02:56 PM

I would be shocked had you not won Paul! An award rightly given and richly deserved.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#22 posted 08-16-2019 02:58 PM

Yes CONGRATULATIONS!! Looks like you definitely got what you well deserved…

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#23 posted 08-16-2019 03:04 PM

Well I’m not surprised at all, but thrilled to pieces for you Paul! Eight years!! ... just look what you’ve achieved in such a short time, and this grand acknowledgement is well deserved. I’m pleased and honoured to say I’ve “rubbed shoulders” with you :)

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#24 posted 08-16-2019 03:09 PM

Congratulations. I’ve long admired your work. It’s always outstanding.

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#25 posted 08-16-2019 03:11 PM

Congrats, you’re one of the best. Well deserved.

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#26 posted 08-16-2019 03:16 PM

May be a surprise to you but certainly not to anyone who has seen your work. Congratulations, well deserved.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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#27 posted 08-16-2019 03:26 PM

Congratulations Paul! It can’t be said too often that you absolutely deserve this recognition.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#28 posted 08-16-2019 03:35 PM

Well deserved Paul. Your workmanship is world class and should be recognized. I don’t know how you do it. I mean, you show us the tools and the methods, but it still seems like some kind of witchcraft to me :-) !!!!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#29 posted 08-16-2019 03:51 PM

Way to go Paul ! I think you deserved top dog rating for those pieces – they are definitely worthy of the blue ribbon.

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#30 posted 08-16-2019 04:09 PM

A well deserved award. Thanks for sharing and congratulations!

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#31 posted 08-16-2019 04:46 PM

Congratulations, it’s easy to see why you received the award. Fantastic looking boxes!

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#32 posted 08-16-2019 09:09 PM


Did not surprise me!

I knew you would WIN!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#33 posted 08-16-2019 09:25 PM

Congratulations Paul!! I have always thought you have been doing award-winning work for some time now. It is about time you finally got that award.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#34 posted 08-16-2019 10:44 PM

Thanks everyone. Your comments are appreciated.

Martin, the contest was a complete afterthought. The boxes had to be good because they were commissioned by the lady who bought my Jewellery box. They had to measure up. She’s happy and that is way more important.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#35 posted 08-16-2019 10:45 PM

Paul you inspired me to do some simple inlays a few years ago when you did the V8 on the bench vise … I have improved and do allot of string and berry as well as other inlay work … as my work has improved, your work has gone to the moon and back … And like so many others on this site I am amazed that you haven’t won a kagillian awards.

Stay safe and be well.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#36 posted 08-17-2019 02:27 AM

Congratulations Paul. A very well deserved award. You are an inspiration to all woodworkers.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#37 posted 08-17-2019 03:38 AM

Sweet. Beautiful boxes, they deserve merit. Congratulations.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#38 posted 08-17-2019 04:05 AM

Paul, well done and well deserved. You have earned this and more recognition for your exceptional skills and artistic accomplishments. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#39 posted 08-17-2019 04:54 AM

Congratulations ! You deserve it! Hoping for many more.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#40 posted 08-17-2019 07:29 AM

It looks you were a little surprised to get this award, I’m not. You are making high quality stuff, which are worth such prices.

Congratulations Het is je gegund!


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#41 posted 08-17-2019 10:10 AM

Congrats! Well deserved!

-- Petey

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#42 posted 08-18-2019 12:14 AM

Excellent work, Paul. A well deserved award! I always tell everyone I got to work on one of you machines in Arizona and I treasure the 4 items that Danny and I made!!

Cheers, my friend…..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#43 posted 08-18-2019 02:03 AM

Way to go Paul! Nicely Done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#44 posted 08-18-2019 02:59 AM

It’s sure nice to be reconized for excellant work. From what I see of your projects your a perfectionist that takes pride in your work.

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#45 posted 08-19-2019 07:01 AM

Congratulations Paul. Well deserved award for your outstanding craftsmanship.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#46 posted 08-19-2019 12:59 PM

Congrats Paul !!!!!!!!!!!!
When I saw your post on these two boxes I thought what a luck lady having you make these gems .
The award is well deserved and can compete worldwide with your skills in the craft .


-- Kiefer

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#47 posted 08-26-2019 05:04 PM

Paul, all of your work is top notch, especially when you decide to go all out and put marquetry where nobody would expect, nearly every surface and it all fits the design. Not surprised, congrats on being recognized.


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