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Blog entry by Greg3G posted 08-27-2009 03:40 PM 2556 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Its been a pretty good summer….but not a lot of shop time. I have been spending a lot of time fishing this year, for some reason, just hadn’t the desire for the shop. Well, to make a long story short, I didn’t go to TN this month so I entered a few items in the local county fair.

I am pretty pleased with the results.

My Sapele side table – Blue ribbon

My Walnut and Maple Jewelry box – Blue ribbon

Small cutting board/Trivet – red ribbon

Purple Heart and Maple Bread Board – Blue ribbon

I don’t have pictures of these yet…post follow up this weekend.
Sample Cabinet – Blue ribbon
Plant Stand – Honorable mention

The Honorable mention needs a little explanation. I had an old newel post left over from when I had the house built as well as some pieces left from my Thorsten side table project. So being a practical kind of guy, I made something out of it. There was a category at the fair for recycled material, so I entered it there. I forgot to include a note of where the materials came from so when it was judged, they left me a kind note.” Beautiful entry, but perhaps it belongs in the woodworking category” Oh well.

Some of the projects are in my projects, a few are not. I will upload pictures when I pick up the entries on Sunday. right now they are on display at the fair under a clear plastic sheet that doesn’t photograph well.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#1 posted 08-27-2009 04:10 PM

Very nice! Congtratulations on the ribbons!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 08-27-2009 04:12 PM

Greg, Congrats!!!!!!

You will probably be swamped with work, now!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 08-27-2009 05:32 PM

Very nice pieces.

Congrats on the results.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#4 posted 08-27-2009 08:22 PM

I grinned at the “honourable mention story” ... sometimes “good’ just doesn’t look like it is recycled. :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 08-28-2009 01:12 AM


“I have been spending a lot of time fishing this year, for some reason, just hadn’t the desire for the shop.” I know what you mean. When the fish are biting it is hard to work in the shop.

Nice work on all and congrats.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#6 posted 08-28-2009 02:07 AM

Really like the breadboard. Another “next project” for me!

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#7 posted 08-28-2009 04:33 AM

Congrats. I agree with MsDebbieP, Some of the “Scrap Wood” projects around this site are awsome! If not stated, It is hard to tell where the material came from.

Great job on all of these.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 08-28-2009 05:56 AM

Congrats on your win all are super projects


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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 08-31-2009 05:00 AM

Hi Greg;

Can’t blame a guy for fishing.

Nice work.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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