I decided to take the plunge and enter 3 of my turnings in the State Fair last month. Imagine my surprise when I won a ribbon for all 3 entries, including one Best of Show.
Since I’ve been turning bowls for less than two years I was able to enter both bowls in the novice class, winning a first place and Best of Show with my myrtle burl bowl.
And a second place with one of my plywood bowls.
I also won with this Big Ben click pen with Bethleham Olivewood. This pen was entered in the advanced spindle turning class since I’ve been turning pens for about 3 years now.
I never expected these pieces to do this well. Needless to say, I’m pleased and a bit proud of the recognition. These are all keepers. I just need to find a way to disply them now. I guess that’s going to be another woodworking project.
-- Darell, Norman, Ok.