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Project by Bob Collins posted 09-09-2016 08:13 AM 1049 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not a bad day at the office, three entries gaining a 1st, 2nd and Honorary Mention, total prize money $350 and
have sold the three of them. Competition was tight but the judges definitely knew their trade. What bulls..t.
Have orders for 3 lots of shells and a carved Mobius Ribbon featuring cats. Encouragement like this makes woodworking all the worthwhile. Thanks for looking – I need to get this swollen head to bed.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#1 posted 09-09-2016 08:34 AM

CONGRATULATION Bob….Well done and very deserved….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 09-09-2016 10:20 AM

Congratulations Bob,

may the $$$ keep rolling in, well done, looks like you are going to be occupied for awhile filling orders

-- NSBruce

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#3 posted 09-09-2016 11:09 AM

Congratulations, Bob! You are now in the big league!! Very well deserved awards!!

Nice work….............Cheers, Jim

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

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#4 posted 09-09-2016 12:20 PM

Congratulations Bob…...First Class Work!!!! By Gee there is some detail in these projects. Your carving also is First Class. The Animals even have the right stance. Eg: the way that middle horse has its head down looks really life like, so much so if I look again it may have galloped away. Really great work.



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

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#5 posted 09-09-2016 12:55 PM

A big head means bigger and better ideas. Well done, you deserve it.

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

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#6 posted 09-09-2016 01:23 PM

Ya gotta luv that big head feeling. It doesn’t happen very often but when it does, it feels SSSOOOO GGOOOD.
Congratulations Mate, an excellent result.
Thanks for sharing.


-- 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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#7 posted 09-09-2016 02:25 PM

Good on ya Bob.
Well deserved validation of your talent!

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

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#8 posted 09-09-2016 02:43 PM

GRATZ … deserve it excellent work …......GREAT JOB


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#9 posted 09-09-2016 02:55 PM

Holly Crap! Well done Bob. Nothing like a bit of recognition.

-- Mark

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#10 posted 09-10-2016 12:52 AM

Well deserved! You do fine work.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#11 posted 09-10-2016 07:28 AM

Yep can only echo the comments of those above !!

-- Regards Robert

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Bob Collins

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#12 posted 09-10-2016 11:30 PM

Thanks for the comments and congrats. the head has gone down but already thinking of what next year will bring.
Shells have had a good run, could do a multi colored Mobius Ribbon or move on the Spriggett’s type of stuff where there is a lot of info on the net without buying the book. Here is my first attempt, very rough effort.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#13 posted 09-10-2016 11:53 PM

Bob, I gotta disagree with the judges. They all deserve a blue ribbon. It’s wondrful work.

-- 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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#14 posted 09-11-2016 03:51 AM

Thanks Gene.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#15 posted 09-11-2016 03:02 PM

great work bob!!

-- marshall peterson, north carolina

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