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Re: West Australian Woodshow 2018

Don Stephan
Well phooey.

Like everyone else the winning table doesn't look safe in a family setting so I'm going to argue it should not have been accepted. And the first and second place tables are derivations of each other, so only one should have been awarded if instability was not an automatic disqualification. The starbursts look to be well executed, and the figure is eye catching, but putting together a starburst, without additional highlights, seems somewhat routine.

The door frame proportions in the sideboard do not bother me. The piece looks well executed, but basically straightforward woodworking.

If the club doesn't have a list of considerations, each awarded 1-5 points (or something similar), I wouldn't submit entries in the future. Design proportions, wood choices, joinery, finish, originality, degree of difficulty would be some of the considerations that come to mind quickly.

Yep, ROBBED!

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