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.
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 2½" 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.
Wish me luck - the fair (which is actually bigger than the Ohio State Fair) starts next week.