First, many thanks to the many of you who submitted entries for our “End Grain” contest. I had the pleasure of reading more than 70 fun, funny, poignant, pointed and otherwise arresting stories. But, with only so much room in the budget, I narrowed the entries to my 10 favorites, then passed those around to the other editors for comment. In the end, we decided to buy five , and the Grand Prize-winning entry is the only one on which all of us could agree (what can I say , we’re a persnickety bunch…that’s “pernickety” for you Anglophiles).
So congratulations to Brendan Isaac Jones, of Philadelphia. His story on repurposing some shelves from J.P. Morgan’s library will appear in the November issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine (and he wins a signed set of Woodworking Magazine books). Brendan is also one of runners-up, with a story on his company’s shop squirrel.
And congratulations also to our three other runners-up, whose stories will appear in upcoming issues:
– Joe McMahon, of Chicago, for “The SWMBO Tango”
– Eric Heydorn, of Foutain Valley, Calif., for “Full Circle?”
– Roy Anderson, of Cincinnati, for “The New Arts & Crafts Movement.”