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    Beauty and the Beast Contest

    Some of you here may already know about it, but the Woodturners America site is having a Beauty and the Beast contest to celebrate their first anniversary. The basic idea is that you submit photos of two pieces...a Beauty and a Beast (open to wide interpretation). The list of prizes is very impressive. If you're interested, go to their Contest Page and check things out. You have to be a member to enter the contest, but registration is quick, easy, and painless. The contest needs more participants.



    [Disclaimer: I'm affiliated with Woodturners America as a Resident Artist. I'm not eligible for the contest, but I'm looking forward to being one of the judges.]
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    Vaughn, IMHO the number of participants is just fine, , the prize list from the sponsors is outstanding!
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    Sounds like fun. List of sponsers is really great.
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    I have about 37 Beast's...looking to buy a Beauty!? Anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    I have about 37 Beast's...looking to buy a Beauty!? Anyone?
    Jim i looked a little bit ago and didn't see your name anywhere. Now get your name on there and join the rest of us loosers.

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    What a shameless, opportunistic marketing ploy! BRAVO I like that sort of thing. I might enter a dog, and then a dog with lipstick and see if one of them qualifies.
    Seriously, this is a very cool thing and I love the fact that the mentors are opening it up to the rest of us. I wish you and the site the very best for a long time. Nice job! Thanks.
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    I'm really struggling with this. I often see the most 'beastly' work as the most beautiful. And at the same time making anything beautiful is usually a beast for me. This should be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael james View Post
    What a shameless, opportunistic marketing ploy! BRAVO I like that sort of thing. I might enter a dog, and then a dog with lipstick and see if one of them qualifies.
    Seriously, this is a very cool thing and I love the fact that the mentors are opening it up to the rest of us. I wish you and the site the very best for a long time. Nice job! Thanks.
    Michael
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    Jim i looked a little bit ago and didn't see your name anywhere. Now get your name on there and join the rest of us loosers.
    I would dude, but I didn't see a prize for 237th...we'll see
    Last edited by Jim Burr; 07-07-2011 at 04:30 AM.
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    They just added another prize to the mix... A full blown Tormek set-up with the turner's package. Retail value on that mutha is around a grand(dollars not pesos)!

    Here's the kicker, you can't place in the top ten in either category(Beauty or Beast) to be eligible for the Tormek... In other words, you gotta lose to win.

    Jim Burr is officially out of excuses!

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