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Blog entry by Darell posted 10-03-2011 07:39 PM 888 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.



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Joe Watson

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#1 posted 10-03-2011 07:48 PM

congrats darrel. i really enjoyed the clubs presence at the fair too. was fun going out and seeing all the turnings that people had entered and seeing the club demo woodturning.

-- Got Wood?

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Chris

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#2 posted 10-03-2011 08:08 PM

Great Job… You Should be proud. They are nice looking pieces.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 10-03-2011 08:17 PM

congratĀ“s …. :-)

Dennis

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Don W

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#4 posted 10-03-2011 09:17 PM

they are nice looking turnings. I’d display them proudly too.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 10-03-2011 09:46 PM

Congratulations, Darell.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#6 posted 10-03-2011 10:05 PM

Beautiful work and some well deserved awards.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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Gene Howe

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#7 posted 10-03-2011 11:17 PM

Beautiful work, Darell!
The judges know craftsmanship when they see it.
Congrats!!!!!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Michael1

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#8 posted 10-04-2011 05:51 AM

CONGRATS!! With the bowls you have posted in the past i am not suprised your turnings did so well, you deserve it. Great job!!!

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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redryder

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#9 posted 10-04-2011 06:14 AM

Nice work. That second place bowl sure looks like a number one to me…..........

-- mike...............

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 12-20-2011 08:11 PM

Congratulations,Darrel. Those are some fine pieces deserving of ribbons!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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