I entered my first turning show this weekend and was suprised with my return to the show Sunday. I won first place with the bud vase I made my wife and first place with the cube on the bias.
The biggest surprise was not only did I win Best of Division for woodturning with my monkey puzzle, but I also won Best of Woodworking (which included: intarsia, marquetry, scroll work, woodburning and woodturning.). I also get to buy some new tools as this wash a cash prize award!!
I definitely think I will be getting the Thompson gouges for christmas since my mom was very excited and kept asking hinting questions about what I needed to continue with this hobby.