Scrollsaw picnic

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Blog entry by scrollingmom posted 07-19-2012 02:20 AM 1465 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last weekend my husband and I traveled to Springfield, Mo. for a scrollsaw picnic. Its about a 4 1/2 hour drive from where we live. We got there on Thursday evening while all the venders were getting ready for Friday, the first day of the show. The show was held in the convention center at the Ramada Inn. We got settled into our room and unwound from the drive.

On Friday all day long were tutorial classes, you had your pick on what you wanted to learn or just get more information about. Also Friday was the day that you entered your projects for judging. I took two projects. One was Sharing for the Cause and the other was Predators, both of these can be seen under my projects. So after all this, taking classes and entering projects I wondered around the floor and checked out all the venders. I say all, but in reality the show wasn’t even half the size it was a number of years ago. So needless to say it didn’t take long to see all that was on the floor. However, the venders that were there did a great job on promoting their products.

On Saturday was the day that projects were judged. Also during both Friday and Saturday were door prize drawings. When you registered you got an envelope that had raffle tickets inside. You filled them out each day and from them door prizes were drawn. Also the grand prize which was a new Delta 788 scrollsaw was chosen from these tickets. So back to Saturday it took all day for the judges to look at each project…. okay it seemed like all day, it was 2:00 p.m. they started announcing the results. The Sharing for the Cause project took first place, I was really excited. The Predators didn’t even place. Now I couldn’t find a judge to ask them what the results were, but a former judge told me that the trees on the side raised up when I cut them and they thought that was a mistake in my cutting. Well, I thought the fact that the trees were higher than the rest of the picture made it unique . What do I know! I still think that it is still a cool cutting.

I thought the staff at the picnic did a great job at keeping everything running smoothly. Hope they continue to hold the picnics.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#1 posted 07-19-2012 02:30 AM

Way to go, Kelly . You make us LJ’s proud!!!!............Jim

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

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#2 posted 07-19-2012 02:34 AM

I thought I recognized your predators. It looked awesome to me.
I wonder if we took any of the same classes?
One of my projects took first and best in class.

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#3 posted 07-19-2012 04:08 AM

Great Job! you represent us scrollers well.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#4 posted 07-19-2012 12:30 PM

Sounds like a gr8 time.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 07-19-2012 04:10 PM

First, congratulations on first place and it’s a shame Predators didn’t place (actually I like it better, but what do I know).

Second, I feel really left out since this event happened in my own, home town and I’m just now learning about it. (Okay, so my time has been spent at the gun club and on the trout stream during the summer, but I would have made time for such an event.) Ergo, my questions is: How do you find out about the scheduling of these type of events? Keeping in mind that although I’ve done woodworking for some time, I am new to scroll sawing.

Thanks for the post and information.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 07-19-2012 05:03 PM

Congrats! Both entries are great. I thought I recognized some of Marilyn Carmin’s patterns. As you and I both know, alot of her patterns are designed to be raised or recessed. I think it adds to the project, so for what it’s worth, I think it should have placed.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#7 posted 07-27-2012 09:15 PM

Thanks for the comments and support!

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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