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    Fair fair results...

    Didn't do too badly at the local fair. It was the Canfield, Ohio Fair, which is actually as big, or slightly bigger, than the state fair. In spite of that, woodworking entries are limited to only a few narrow categories.

    I entered four items, and got two firsts, one third, and one 'also ran.' here are the ribbon getters: a "fair themed" plaque; and inlaid plaque; and a jewelry box, that because of its size (?) had to be entered as 'small furniture.'
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    ...And here's the item that I was most proud of, even though I figured it wouldn't win anything. (I sure hoped for a win, though.) This is an 'enhanced' bandsaw box of my own design. It's made of laminated poplar, and the drawer pulls are patinated brass. Finish is several different shadings of transtint dyed shellac, applied with an airbrush over a base coat of clear sealer. The outside of the piece is carved randomly, using #3, #5, & #7 sweep gouges, giving it a bark-like texture, and the leaf veins on the drawers are also carved in, using a veining tool.

    I had many hours invested in this one. It's the first time I've tried these techniques, too.

    Interestingly, due to the afore-mentiond category limitations, this had to be entered as a "household Accessory." Go figger...
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    Strange categories, but all quite nice items.

    Apparently, they don't quite grasp how difficult it is to make all those miters on the jewelry box fit so perfectly.

    Household accessory? I'd think that should go in some kind of art category. Looks really nice.
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    Nice work, I really like the chicken. Notice I refrained for using the correct term for the chicken in question
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    nice stuff jim,, and i gotta say that the bandsaw box strikes my eye more than the chicken did.. the inlay looks nice as well was the base wood solid maple?
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    They all look great! That bandsaw box really came out beautiful! You can see the time and effort you put into it. Shame you couldnt have entered it as a jewelery box. Would have taken a blue Ill bet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    Nice work, I really like the chicken. Notice I refrained for using the correct term for the chicken in question
    What, Steve? You mean "Rooster?"

    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    nice stuff jim,, and i gotta say that the bandsaw box strikes my eye more than the chicken did.. the inlay looks nice as well was the base wood solid maple?
    The base wood is birch, and the finish is two coats of SealCoat®, then several coats of garnet shellac, applied with an airbrush, to give the sorta 'vignette' effect.


    Oh yeah, Brent, the miters were perfect - even it I do say so myself. Oddly, though, the jusges didn't give awards to anything wit miters, dovetails or finger joints. The two 'best' pieces were both done using simple butt joints, and one of them wasn't even all that well done.


    Maybe next year? (although I've applied to be a judge next year, so if I'm selected I won't be allowed to enter anything)
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    well i have heard of judge judy but not judge jim wouldnt want to go up in frnt of that fella
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    They are all winners but that jewelry box just blows me away
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    Nice job on all the projects. Really like that bandsaw box/carving. Nice work!
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