2008 Texas Furniture Makers Show

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Blog entry by tenontim posted 12-13-2008 11:58 PM 9400 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, here’s my results from the 9th Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show. This is the last project that I had posted. This is the article from the San Saba Newspaper:

San Saba’s Tim Uli wins award at 9th Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show
November 20, 2008 •

Mr. Tim Uli of San Saba received an award for his entry into the. 9th Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show in Kerrville, which opened Oct. 27. Judging was held on November 1, and Mr. Uli won a coveted 6-day workshop donated by Homestead Heritage School of Woodworking for his entry of a Craftsman Sideboard.

This juried exhibition, a prestigious statewide competition featuring 67 handcrafted pieces by the best custom furniture makers in Texas, is on display at the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center in Kerrville until December 6.

This is one of the Judges, Paul Sellers, of the Heritage School of Woodworking. I’m the guy in the jeans and camo shirt.
I’m looking forward to the classes. You’re never to old to learn something new, or at least a new way to do something.

There wasn’t much furniture sold this year, at the show. I guess due to the economy. My wife was happy, though. She wanted this piece back, to put in her new dinning room. Fortunately, repeat customers have got me booked up until the middle of next year. So if any of you pros are concerned about the economy, just keep the faith and I’m sure everything will be ok.

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#1 posted 12-14-2008 12:04 AM

Congratulations on the award and of the furniture bookings. That is a very nice piece. Love the drawer details.

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#2 posted 12-14-2008 02:39 AM

Congratulations, Tim. Nice looking piece.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 12-14-2008 02:44 AM

Thanks, Chris and Thomas. I enjoyed building it.

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#4 posted 12-14-2008 06:10 AM

Congratulations, Tim. Nice picture. Nice dresser!

I am happy for you to have all that work in the pipeline.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#5 posted 12-14-2008 12:54 PM

Way to go Tim! It’s a beautiful piece of work. I know how your Wife feels, mine’s the same way, loves most of the furniture I’ve built, but likes to see some $’s coming in too! LOL


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#6 posted 12-14-2008 08:28 PM

Congrats Tim. As far as work and the economy, I think alot of it depends on what part of the country a person is in and maybe population. I’ve noticed lately that most of the people still spending over $1000 on a single piece of machinery are in Texas, Florida, and California.

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#7 posted 12-15-2008 05:04 PM

Hi Tim;


I almost feel as though I’ve won something here, due to your mentioning me when you first posted this!

Your piece deserves the award, as the workmanship is outstanding!

Although I’m not sure you need the lessons! (I’m thinking you’ll be there in a teaching mode, instead of student, and they just didn’t tell you yet!)

Again, congratulations.

Happy Holidays;


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 12-15-2008 05:09 PM

Thanks, Lee.
I do appreciate your help on this. I’m getting to be a “veneer nut” now.
You may be right about the teaching part. These guys have all been after my finishing process for years. I’m just not ready to give it up yet.
You and yours have a Merry Christmas and Good fortune for the New Year.

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