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Nevada veteran wins sweepstakes

Jory Brigham (left) and John Malecki

Jory Brigham (left) and John Malecki

Bruce Kuveke, a retired veteran and former postal worker from Boulder City, Nev., is the lucky grand-prize winner in the “Build It! With Jory and John Sweepstakes,” sponsored by Woodcraft, Jory Brigham Design Studio and SawStop.

Kuveke, selected randomly from over 26,000 entries, will receive a prize package worth about $10,000. It includes a three-day training class at Brigham Design Workshop and Training Center in Paso Robles, Calif. for Kuveke and a companion, the custom wood and metal bench made during the class, and a SawStop Professional table saw.

The desk that will be made during the three-day training class.

The desk that will be made during the three-day training class.

Kuveke served 21 years in the Air Force and retired from a 22-year career with U.S. Postal Service.

Kuveke describes his woodworking experience so far as “rough carpentry,” which he says means building the family’s 3,200-sq.-ft. cabin in the mountains of central Utah and making boxes used to transport items for his target shooting hobby. Now he wants to learn to build furniture.

The sweepstakes winner, Bruce Kuveke.

The sweepstakes winner, Bruce Kuveke.

“I have a rocking chair that my Dad made and it is one of my most prized possessions,” Kuveke said in a statement. “I would love to be able to make something similar that will bring memories of me to my children.”

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This article originally appeared in the July 2019 issue.

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