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Portable sawmill owners who’ve built their dream woodworking projects were recognized by Wood-Mizer’s 2019 Personal Best Contest.

Award winners included (clockwise from top left) Stephen Antony of Hackensack, Minn. (Interior Projects); Russell Jacobs of York, Pa. (Small Homes & Cabins); Tim Lavelle of Athens, Ohio. (Exterior Projects); Daniel Goldstein of Scottsville, Va. (Large Barns & Garages); Wayne Quibell of Wilberforce, Ontario (Homes & Major Structures), and Milo Scott of Rifton, N.Y. (Goodwill).

Award winners included (clockwise from top left) Stephen Antony of Hackensack, Minn. (Interior Projects); Russell Jacobs of York, Pa. (Small Homes & Cabins); Tim Lavelle of Athens, Ohio. (Exterior Projects); Daniel Goldstein of Scottsville, Va. (Large Barns & Garages); Wayne Quibell of Wilberforce, Ontario (Homes & Major Structures), and Milo Scott of Rifton, N.Y. (Goodwill).

The biannual contest is open to any Wood-Mizer sawmill owner in North America interested in competing for their share of $20,000 in prize credits. First-, second- and third-place winners were recognized in eight categories, including Homes, Small Homes, Barns, Small Barns, Interior, Exterior, Creative Showcase and Goodwill.

The contest received nearly 200 entries.

“Every year, we continue to be amazed by the creativity and craftsmanship of Wood-Mizer sawmill owners all over the world,” says Darryl Floyd, Wood-Mizer’s North America president. “Congratulations to every sawyer who has accomplished their dream of building a project or business with a Wood-Mizer.”

For more photos, visit pbest.woodmizer.com

This article originally appeared in the December 2019 issue.

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