Woodworking Awards - Winter 2022 - are open for votes



I just picked up my mail to find four copies of the latest Canadian Woodworking Magazine. It features an article I worte almost three years ago. I had forgotten all about it until I got a call last month.


The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Congrats Paul. You really deserve credit for all you have accomplished since taking up marquetry and the impact you have had on reviving interest in it among other woodworkers with your blogs and tutorials. Personally, I would like to see an article of your marquetry journey in Fine Woodworking.

Mike, an American living in Norway

Thanks Mike. I suppose it would be of interest to some but that’s not a story I would be likely to write myself if you know what I mean.

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

It would be a great break from furniture making. Fine woodworking was at one time devoted to all different kinds of woodworking, but has mainly specialized on furniture making articles for many years now. Very boring when they focus on one thing! That’s why I cancelled my subscription a long time ago.

Mike, an American living in Norway

Congratulations Paul! Well deserved by an exceptional artist and craftsman with superb writing skills.


“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Wonderful, Paul! Congrats! And, I also think you should submit that article to Fine Woodworking magazine!

Amor Vincit Omnia

Congratulations Paul! It’s well deserved.

Martin Sojka, Maker of Craftisian