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I'll be heading down there to check it out. I don't think that you have any thing to worry about. It seemed like there was work from all levels there last year. I know you won't be the worst, well maybe i don't know if Cremona is entering anything :P.

I wanted to enter the 8 Drawer dresser that i made but i got a really nasty look when i asked if it could be emptied so i could enter it in the exhibit.

Maybe next year.

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I don’t have any idea what you’re up against but as a betting man, I ‘d say you’re entering with at least a full house. Good luck! 

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Certainly nothing to be embarrassed about.  I think you'll be representing yourself pretty well!

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Like Rick says.  Are there categories to the competition like large, small, carved, turned, etc?

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Thanks guys!

Yes many categories and both amateur and professional woodworkers. The work shown at these exhibitions over the years is simply amazing 

https://www.mnwwg.org/nwds.html

For me just putting my work out there is a huge step and really the point. I don't expect to win just wanted to get outside my comfort zone and hope to get some feedback that can improve my work going forward.

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That's a beautiful piece that you've entered. I don't think I'd have the balls to do that.

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22 minutes ago, drzaius said:

That's a beautiful piece that you've entered. I don't think I'd have the balls to do that.

Thanks! Took me a while I've been thinking about doing it for four years :)

 

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1 hour ago, pkinneb said:

I don't expect to win just wanted to get outside my comfort zone

I get that.  I submitted one of my pieces to an American Assoc. of Woodturners competition.  I figured for the small entry fee I'd find out what the rejection letter looked like -- they could have done better :lol:.

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I think that looks great.   Yeah there's all sorts of different pieces.

I hope to make it down this year... My wife is out of town so I'll have to talk the kids into going for ice cream or something. :-)

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I'm gonna life up the glass and play with it :P.

I'm looking forward to seeing your piece and the exhibit this year.

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Matt Cremona posted a quick video of this event and a link to the show's program/catalog of entrees. Since I live on the East Coast, it was great to get a feel of this event through the video and the program. 

Paul, your piece looks great, right up there with the best entrees. I agree with what you wrote in the program that sharing a piece with the public is another step in your woodworking journey. Getting out of that comfort zone is the only way to grow. Great job!

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I stoppped by the show today.  Your piece really jumped out at me.  it's beautiful.

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1 minute ago, Ronn W said:

I stopped by the show today.  Your piece really jumped out at me.  it's beautiful.

Thanks Ronn! 

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On 4/26/2019 at 1:38 PM, Ronn W said:

I stoppped by the show today.  Your piece really jumped out at me.  it's beautiful.

Agreed.

There were a lot of really nice pieces this year.

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Congrats, Paul! Very impressive piece. Hopefully you'll not be shy about putting your next piece(s) in!

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Thats some pretty positive feed back.  You have to be pretty happy with the results of your first entry.

"All edges are a bit too crisp"

Was this a suggestion to ease the edges a little more during finish prep?

 

 

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Clearly these were former Soviet Olympic judges.  

"Edges a bit too crisp" :(!!  really

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