Grizzley Walk

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In the summer of 2008 I drove to Lancaster, PA ( I live ne Philadelphia) to display five pieces in the SSW anual picnic show. I had, to this point never exhibited my work in public. I entered my pieces and then walked around and viewed the other entries. about 80-90 pieces in all.
They ushered everyone out at 11:00 to do a private Judging. I was told it could take up to two hours. I returned from lunch with the hopes of winning at least one ribbon. As a got to the door a gentalman I had just met that morning said, “Nice going Jack, you swept it.” I was taken aback at I entered the room. I looked to see that every one of my entries had won a 1st, 2nd or 3rd Place and the Grizzley Walk had taken “Best In Class” for Complex Intarsia.” What a boost to my enthusiasm for my work. I was so well accepted by my peers, that I was speechless.

-- Jack Labor - Elmwood Intarsia - Artistry In Wood

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#1 posted 03-02-2011 08:22 PM

I can see why it took best in class. That is wonderful work.

-- Carpe Diem

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#2 posted 03-02-2011 08:56 PM

Thats awesome intarsia – congrats to you!

-- "Being a perfectionist does not make one perfect..."

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#3 posted 03-02-2011 09:22 PM

Wow, Truly worthy of the Blue Ribbon. Congrtaulations. Show us more!

-- - Martin

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#4 posted 03-02-2011 09:36 PM

You earned it, very nice

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#5 posted 03-02-2011 09:47 PM

Yup I agree you earned it, very nice piece of intarsia such great detail..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 03-03-2011 02:30 AM

That is super cool. Nice job on the detail and the scale looks right on as well for all the pieces. Of course being a hunter it also looks like a nice line up.

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#7 posted 03-03-2011 02:59 AM

Well deserved, great job. When I get better, I would like to try to exhibit some of my work. Do you have any information on different venues.

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory

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#8 posted 03-03-2011 03:15 AM

That is beautiful!

Very reflective, caught myself just staring at it. Very nice…....................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 03-03-2011 01:49 PM

How exciting for you!!!! Keep going and going and going… like the energizer bunny!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#10 posted 06-02-2011 09:06 PM

I have been looking on the web for woodworking shows but not much in Southern New Jersey or even in Lancaster or York, PA. They used to be every year, but not any lately. The best thing I can suggest is to surf the web for shows in your area. Penn State used to hold a Wood Carving Show at their Abington Campus (Just outside of Philadelphia) every Spring and had contests. But I haven’t been there in many years.

-- Jack Labor - Elmwood Intarsia - Artistry In Wood

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