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Project by Bob Collins posted 09-17-2015 10:38 AM 1299 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a bit of success at the Annual Competition for Veterans and serving personnel that was held in Melbourne the Capital City of Victoria. The shell was entered in the 3 Dimension section and I was pretty surprised with the result as it was up against some very good sculptures. The ribbon and bow had some stiff competition in the wood craft section and got the only Honorable Mention awarded. Better still was to collect $100 prize money and sold my three entries. Now to plan for next year.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#1 posted 09-17-2015 10:48 AM

Congratulations Bob, That is a really good result and I hope you enjoy your prize.
Thanks for sharing this.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 09-17-2015 10:51 AM

Wow. Great going, Bob. Congratulations. Those were real nice pieces…lost of work!!

cheers, jim

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

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#3 posted 09-17-2015 10:56 AM

Hey Bob

Way to go, congratulations on your winnings, better yet your sales, gives some $$$ to buy those little things you want at the tool shop.


-- NSBruce

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#4 posted 09-17-2015 11:01 AM

Congratulations Bob!!!! Top Effort!!!! You can certainly be very proud of your achievements. Great work!!!



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#5 posted 09-17-2015 11:35 AM

Thanks Bob, Jim, Bruce and Cliff, it felt good to see a ribbon on them. Dollars are nice also.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#6 posted 09-17-2015 11:59 AM

Congratulation ! Very demanding projects. Keep scrolling.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 09-17-2015 12:55 PM

Congratulations on your well deserving entry. Patients does pay off after all. It will be hard to top for next year.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 09-17-2015 05:51 PM

Bob, congrats and some great looking projects. Thanks for sharing and look forward to the next ones.

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#9 posted 09-17-2015 05:57 PM

Wonderful piece of work. I seen a Youtube on making one with a Scroll saw and it looked really hard to do.

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#10 posted 09-17-2015 09:27 PM

Congratulation for this proud moment, my friend.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#11 posted 09-17-2015 10:28 PM

Prize MONEY and SALES Too!

Great! I bet you get a few orders from it also!

-- just rjR

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#12 posted 09-18-2015 01:39 AM

Congratulations, Bob! Was it hard to let the ribbon and bow go? You worked a long time to get that to meet. Did you take pictures of the competition? Maybe put them in a blog? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 09-18-2015 01:52 AM

Congrats Bob.
Your work is always first class.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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Bob Collins

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#14 posted 09-18-2015 01:56 AM

Thanks all for the congrats. Yes Candy was hard as I didn’t put a big price on it but I have since got three more ribbons that have joined up and now have the job of enhancing them before posting.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#15 posted 09-18-2015 02:08 AM

Well, someone got a treasure at a bargain price. Looking forward to the next ribbons.

-- God bless, Candy

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