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    Fair projects

    Here are a couple items I'm entering in the local (Canfield, Ohio) fair.

    First is a finger-jointed poplar box, with a cherry top, and inlaid ribbon and bow made from laminated cedar and maple. Finish is a Transtint honey maple dye on the poplar (none on the cherry or the ribbon) and five or six coats of Target EM-6000.

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    Second is a walnut sided tray, with a tiger maple bottom, and tiger maple inlays around the inside. It's about 9" X 12", and 2" deep. The corners are mitered, with a 10 outward slope. Finish is two coats of dewaxed garnet shellac, and about ten coats of General Finishes waterborne lacquer.Click image for larger version. 

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    Wish me luck - the fair (which is actually bigger than the Ohio State Fair) starts next week.
    Jim D.
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    Beautiful work Jim if that box aint a prize heck i dont know what is then. You had me totally fooled .....er initially. At first i thought what the heck Jim you just entering a box that seems way below your pay grade. At that time i thought heck he just tied it up with ribbon to make it look fancy. Then i noticed the ribbon is made of laminated different colored wood. Wow wow wow.

    To be honest i love the finish and wood choice on the tray but ....it looks heavy. How thick is the wooden side sections. They seem i would guess around 5/8" dunno just has a heavy set to it. But that could be the picture. Well done anyhow dont mind my comment its just an idiots opinion. That wood sure looks good. Will hold thumbs for you too. When i am done holding thumbs for you and Frank on his machine and Dan on his entries i think i will need a doctor.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Beautiful work Jim if that box aint a prize heck i dont know what is then. You had me totally fooled .....er initially. At first i thought what the heck Jim you just entering a box that seems way below your pay grade. At that time i thought heck he just tied it up with ribbon to make it look fancy. Then i noticed the ribbon is made of laminated different colored wood. Wow wow wow.

    To be honest i love the finish and wood choice on the tray but ....it looks heavy. How thick is the wooden side sections. They seem i would guess around 5/8" dunno just has a heavy set to it. But that could be the picture. Well done anyhow dont mind my comment its just an idiots opinion. That wood sure looks good. Will hold thumbs for you too. When i am done holding thumbs for you and Frank on his machine and Dan on his entries i think i will need a doctor.
    Glad you like the box, Rob. The ribbon is about 3/16" thick, and is inset into the box ends and top about half depth (3/32").

    The tray's sides are 7/16" thick, so not as heavy as it appears to you.
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    Outstanding work Jim! Grand champion quality indeed.
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    good luck jim!
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    That's a couple of awesome entries Jim Best of wishes on the best of show! {if that's considered top honor }
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    I saw the thread title and thought "Jim's work is usually much better than fair."

    Turns out I was right about these two pieces, too. They both look great. Best of luck in the judging.
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    Great pieces Jim, I am with Rob on the ribbon, could not figure that out UNTIL I expanded the pic and then WOW I really like the tray also, one has been on my "must build" list for some time now. Excellent work

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    well done jim,, the box is slick.. that water born finish must be working well for you
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    Those look great Jim. I especially like the ribbon. Good luck at the competition. I hope the judges are woodworkers, who can appreciate the thought, effort, and craftsmanship you put into the pieces.
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