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Although these projects have been posted individually in the past, a couple of weeks ago I decided to enter them into our local county fair. I’ve never actually put my work on display for judging like this and had no idea what would happen.

I have to say that I was VERY pleased with the results! My carved chess set received 1st place in the “Carving Category” and my Scrollwork of Bruce Willis received 2nd Place in the “Scrollsaw Category”. Besides ribbons, the fair also awarded a small monetary prize – I will probably just frame the check and the ribbons instead of cashing it though. :-)

Oh yeah – Pic 4 shows my other two entries. I brew my own beer, so I decided to also enter two different ones just to see how they fared. Both my Belgian Ale and my Amber Ale were awarded 2nd place ribbons!

I don’t know if I will do this again, but the experience was well worth the effort – I would recommend this to anyone who does woodworking as most county & state fairs have tons of age groups and categories to match your particular niche.



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 713 days ago

I have yet to try beer. I make my own wine & brandy though.

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#2 posted 713 days ago

Way to go Bob.
First and Second Premium – Nice.

Good for you for entering, I have never done something like that.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 713 days ago

Congrats. You’ve done awesome on all accountsl.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 713 days ago

Excellent job! I think putting your projects in the Fair is an awesome idea.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#5 posted 713 days ago

Very well done, Bob and well deserved.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#6 posted 713 days ago

congrats I gess the beer contest was the hardest to get an award in ….. lol

now you just have to send an excample of each to every L J we can tast :-)


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#7 posted 712 days ago

Congradulations! It’s fun seeing what the contests produce. I’ve been to two and have enjoyed them both. So again congratulations.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#8 posted 711 days ago

Congratulations to you Bob! I am so happy that you are getting some well-deserved recognition for your work. It is truly amazing! :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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