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Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner: Congrats to Craig Parker. Answers are at the bottom.

We’re in the midst of a cover test for the October issue of Popular Woodworking (you can cast your vote here), and as always, the editorial staff has placed friendly bets on which will be the winner. We’ve each placed our “avatar” atop our favorite cover (or the one we think will garner the most votes).

What does this have to do with you? If you can correctly guess which avatar represents which staff member you can win a DVD. The first respondent to correctly match all the avatars to their staff member will win a FREE copy of our latest DVD: “Turning Basics for Furniture Makers with Steve Shanesy.”

Entries must be e-mailed to And to make it a bit more challenging, I’ll tell you that Senior Editor Glen D. Huey and Publisher Steve Shanesy are out of the office , which leaves the remaining five staff members…and I’m not giving their names. (OK, four…as you have to e-mail me , but my avatar is a gimme, anyway.)

The answers:

Luke Skywalker: Drew DePenning; Dwight Schrute: Chris Schwarz; Bullwinkle: Bob Lang; Phone Wire Man: Linda Watts (she made this sculpture!); Shakespeare: Megan Fitzpatrick.

– Megan Fitzpatrick

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    Completely unrelated, but here’s an idea for a quick, easy article….

  • gdblake


    You’re the only staff member to get it right. Personally, I don’t like the new masthead look. The insides are still great though.

  • Charles

    The Beatlejuice… ummm, I mean Shakespeare figure was the no-brainer of the bunch.

    So nice to see a Dwight Schrute bobblehead… I bobbled mine too hard one day and he fell right off the desk and broke his head. He no longer bobbles. I’ve had similar problems with small animals… they just don’t make them like they used to (bobbleheads or small animals).


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