Earlier this year, I built my second COE model from your excellent plans. This model was for my own collection, and I really took care to make every piece correct.
I entered this one in the 1996 California State Fair for competition of handcraft items. I earned two awards – FIRST PLACE and BEST OF CLASS. It was on public display throughout the 16 day run of the Fair and was well received. …I should share at least half of the prize with you as it’s your design and your suggested colors! The judges comment “A piece that expresses all the care and attention you paid. Very appreciated is that attention to detail and quality of finish flows throughout the piece.”
… Thanks again for your great plan!