I got up this morning and eased over to Knoxville to have a look at some "masters" and really see how I stack up. Well, all I can say is I'm about where I thought!
My photography skills are lacking and the woodworking skills are outstanding! I tried to get something for everyone from box making to turning. I didn't think of it until after I left, but I should have gotten pictures of the name plates with each piece so I could give credit. The ones that I remember I'll tell in the pic title. I will tell you the first one is Al Hudson. He's a local boy, at a spry age of around 90. The pictures are an injustice to this thing! As I was gawking he was talking to another fellow who asked if he had ever had it appraised. He told him it had appraised for 60,000 and he had around 700 hours in it. The case is Cuban bees wing mahogany that he said a friend had for years and finally sold it to him. I also included a chest he made, check out the price! Brian Boggs was also there, but I never did get to see him. Here's a couple of his chairs. I'll let you enjoy the rest, again if I could remember who made it I put their name in the picture title.