It was the designing that got my attention.
PARKERSBURG, W. VA. (PRWEB) September 23, 2016
Woodcraft invites woodworkers to enter the “California Dreamin’ Sweepstakes” for a chance to win furniture building lessons taught by third-generation professional furnituremaker Jory Brigham in his California wine country woodshop.
Woodcraft is joining with Jory Brigham and SawStop to sponsor the sweepstakes. Grand Prize includes participation in a three-day training class with Jory for the winner and a companion, the piece of custom furniture made during the class, a SawStop Professional Saw valued at $2,999, and additional tools and accessories valued at over $1,000. The Grand Prize also includes transportation – a flight to and from San Luis Obispo, California, and four nights on-site lodging for the winner and companion.
Second prize is a WoodRiver Ultimate Bench Plane Kit that includes No. 3, No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 Version 3 bench planes, a $649 value. Twenty entrants will receive the third prize, a $50 Woodcraft Gift Card.
Sweepstakes entries will be accepted October 1 through November 30 in Woodcraft retail stores or online at http://www.Woodcraft.com/CaliforniaDreaming.
To learn more about Jory’s classes, click here to read “A Weekend in Woodworking Paradise.”
Woodworking Heritage and Passion for Design
Jory Brigham grew up among generations of woodworkers and craftsmen, discovering at an early age his own creative voice. In a media interview, Jory was asked if he knew early on furnituremaking would be a full time job or just a hobby. He said he hadn’t given much thought to it as a career. “It was the designing that got my attention. I had always done the building as a ‘job’ for my dad or uncle. Building other people’s designs is completely boring to me, and of course very limiting. As soon as I designed and built my own piece everything changed.”
“For me, woodworking has turned into a career, not because I was pushing, not because I wanted to make money, but really I just fell into it because of all the things that I love to do,” Jory said in a Woodcraft interview. “ I did the best I could, not for any reason other than excitement. I became passionate about it.”
Since 2008, Jory has designed and built custom furniture for his own company, Jory Brigham Designs, and also offers the classes that are part of the “California Dreamin’ Sweepstakes.” His work earned national attention twice in 2015, first when he won Spike TV’s “Framework” competition that involved several episodes of intense furniture building, and in December when he won a Best of Year Award in Interior Design’s 2015 competition for his Mackenrow Tennis Table that placed first in the Accessory Category.
“Woodcraft considers the ‘California Dreamin’ Sweepstakes’ a tremendous opportunity for the winner to improve his or her furniture building skills and learn a lot in general about woodworking,” Vince Grlovich, Woodcraft vice president for sales and marketing, said. “Jory Brigham is a talented designer and builder and an asset to Woodcraft’s educational resources.”
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