So I met Justin DiPalma for the first time face to face in May 2008 in my kitchen. Our first introduction was through the internet and we decided to drive up to T-Chisel's shop in Boston for a woodworker's weekend together. A good friendship evolved. We talked woodworking and the direction of woodworking, his personal preferences to woodworking, dream pieces to build and then he mentioned a juried show he applied to. Justin hadn't heard if he'd been accepted yet.
THEN.............at the 12 hour, the acceptance letter came. The BIG Hustle was on.
Under real tight time constraints, Justin met every objective including the completion of one of his dream pieces.......his interpretation of a Delaware Valley Lowboy.
After observing Justin work in Boston and seeing his passion for the craft, I had to see him in his first Craft Show.
Here's to Justin DiPalma.....stepp'in up a level.