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Forum topic by shipwright posted 11-24-2016 02:17 PM 2285 views 3 times favorited 31 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-24-2016 02:17 PM

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) “Lignum Vitae” show starts today. Check it out here.
All entries will be auctioned at the end of the show with half of the proceeds going to a scholarship fund to support woodworking education.
I am pleased to say I have five pieces in the show and I wish Mick McGowan the other organizers the best of luck.
Anyone in the Calgary area should drop by and check it out. There will be some outstanding pieces on display.

Fellow LJ Roman (The Bootman) Hrytsak is also represented.

Many of you will recognize some or all of these pieces. I am happy to see them helping a great cause.

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

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#1 posted 11-24-2016 02:29 PM

Beautiful work for a beautiful cause Paul.


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#2 posted 11-24-2016 02:59 PM

As always, terrific work!

-- jstegall

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#3 posted 11-24-2016 03:14 PM

Glad to be showing with you Paul!
Will keep you posted.

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#4 posted 11-24-2016 03:34 PM

someone is going to be getting some excellent pieces , wow, i hope the folks at the auction will have deep pockets, not only for you but for the scholarship fund, i hope the best for all of you…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 11-24-2016 05:54 PM

Oh my God Paul, your work is breathtaking!

-- 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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#6 posted 11-24-2016 05:57 PM

Dear Paul,
You are my hero!
Not because of your amazing talent, but for being the man you are.
I still have to say that the coffee cabinet is one of the biggest wauuuuu projects I have ever seen. I simply love it!
Best of my thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 11-24-2016 06:13 PM

I remember all of these! Hopefully they will generate the donations commensurate to the exquisite craftsmanship in each one!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 11-24-2016 06:30 PM

Excellent pieces, each and every one!
These pieces should definitely increase the scholarship fund.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 11-24-2016 07:08 PM

All the best with the show Paul, there is a hell of a lot of hard work goes into making these shows a success.
I am sure your own entries will certainly help raise the bar to a very high standard.
Great support for your loved craft :-)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 11-24-2016 08:28 PM

It really looks like a good cause, I wish I could have had that kind of opportunity when I was young. Good on you for your generous donations.


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#11 posted 11-24-2016 10:26 PM

Thanks everyone. It is a good cause and I’ve had these pieces to enjoy for a while now so …... time to make room for some new stuff at the old homestead.

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

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#12 posted 11-24-2016 10:29 PM

Some beautiful; work in these pieces Paul, all the best in the Show and hope the auction brings in lot for the scholarships. All the best to The Bootman also,

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

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#13 posted 11-24-2016 10:44 PM


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 11-25-2016 12:50 AM

Paul, with these pieces the scholarship fund should increase significantly.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#15 posted 11-25-2016 06:43 AM

Didn’t know you were coming to calgary? Could of picked of Kiefer and taken in the show! Weather is nice might of even pulled the bike out of storage.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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