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Todd Austman of Calgary, Alberta, won the miter plane from Philly Planes in our “Quote of the Year” contest for this little jewel:

“I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.”
– Vincent Van Gogh

We had hundreds of entries, which we narrowed down to about 75 of the best quotes that we plan to use in the coming year. (When we use your quote, we’ll notify you and send you our latest hardbound book. It might take a bit of time for your quote to come up, so please be patient.)

There were a couple other quotes that came very close to snatching the top honors. Here are a few of them for your enjoyment:

“Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.”  
– an aviation saying often attributed to Will Rogers

“The more complex the mind, the greater the need for simplicity of play.”
– James T. Kirk

“Ya it’s short – but only on one end.”
– Anon

Thanks to all of you who entered the contest. Your contributions, suggestions and scoldings are what make it a better magazine and inspire us to make each issue better than the last.

– Christopher Schwarz

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  • Jim

    Your teasing AGAIN with the photo of the table. You should hang your head in shame – with a grin.


  • Karl

    That is a great bunch of quotes. Can’t wait to see the rest of those 75 quote in the pages of future Woodworking Magazine issues.

    I know I’m going to reuse and adapt the "Ya… It’s short" quote. I just hope it won’t be too often.

    Thanks, Chris.

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