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Forum topic by tpastore posted 06-10-2009 01:26 PM 1508 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-10-2009 01:26 PM

So last Friday I got a call from Bob Stevenson, the organizer for the San Diego “Design in Wood” juried show. He said that there was a problem with my jewelry box:

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Apprently, the bottom hinge siezed and when he started to open the door, the wood on the front of the box was starting to chip out. He did a quick repair but it meant that the door could not be opened for the judge that was making his/her way around the fair.

This is my first juried show and I am very proud of the box so I was crushed to find out that the judge would not be able to see all the detail on the inside.

It took a day but I finally recovered and was happy that the piece was selected from the many that were submitted. It will be seen by thousands of people at the largest woodworking show in America.

I am flying out to San Diego tomorrow and I am going to see what I can do to get the door open carefully while I am out there. I am really looking forward to seeing the other pieces and meeting some fellow woodworkers.


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#1 posted 06-10-2009 02:35 PM

Excellent work and best of luck to you in the repair.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 06-10-2009 03:34 PM

I’ll look for your piece when we go to the fair this year. I’ve seen some amazing woodworking there. Next door to the Design in Wood show is the student showcase- even the jr. high students can do some really nice work.

-- The days are long and the years are short...

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#3 posted 06-10-2009 03:51 PM

aaarrrrrggg….. the irony…

that is a fantastic piece, I love the details.

hope you can get down to it, and revolve that issue quickly and painlessly. it deserves the proper viewings. good chance to find a couple of the SD LJs though :)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 06-10-2009 07:16 PM

Wish you a grand success in the show and in opening the door.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 06-10-2009 10:23 PM

good luck in the show

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 06-10-2009 10:53 PM

What a pity these things are so annoying after you have worked so hard this is a beautiful japanese style cabinet.Of course saying I am sorry to hear of your tragedy is of no use but, I feel your pain brother regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 06-11-2009 12:51 AM

Thanks all! I have made some plans to meet up with some ol’ high school and college friends I havent seen in a decade or two. Should be a good time!

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#8 posted 06-11-2009 01:05 AM

That’s a fantastic box, I jsut favored it for future reference. soprry to hear about the badkluck. Hope you have good luck with the fix!! :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 06-11-2009 06:13 AM

Sorry to hear of the bad luck. But it is a BEAUTIFUL jewelry box…..but this is still a “Glass is half full” situation…if “WITH” the bad luck, your attention to detail and craftsmanship still came through and it was picked to be in the show….so big congrats on that !!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#10 posted 06-29-2009 08:50 PM

that’s too bad about the “glitch” and the damage to the door.

But, as you said, what an honour to be there in the first place!! Congrats on the accomplishment

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 06-30-2009 12:08 AM

Sorry about the problems but I’m glad that you were selected to be there.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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