Saturday, August 16, 2008

Central States Fair - Fine Woodworking Division 23 - August 2008

Entries for the Central States Fair - Open - Fine Woodworking Division 23 were brought in on August 14th and 15th, 2008. Members of the Rapid City Woodworkers Association contributed seven of the 14 entries. The Fine Woodworking Division 23 was located in the Creative Hobbies building at the fairgrounds.

It turned out to be the "Rick and Bob Show", as Rick Wolke and Bob Buchanan were the lone contributors from the Rapid City Woodworkers Association. As you can see from the photos, there was lots of room for more entries.

Judging of entries took place on the afternoon of August 15, 2008. The results of the judging is shown below. Winner of the BEST OF SHOW for the Fine Woodworking Division went to Rick Wolke with the walnut and zebrawood, wall-mounted bottle cabinet. Rick also was awarded a First Place - Blue Ribbon for the cabinet.

Rick also received First Place - Blue Ribbons for each of his two end tables, as well as a Blue Ribbon for his wooden pen entry.

Bob Buchanan received a First Place - Blue Ribbon for his entry WILD HORSES in the Rocking Toys Lot. It consisted of a set of rocking horses and bears starting with one less than an inch tall and increasing in size by 25% increments up to the tallest at ten inches, to complete the set of six rocking horses with bears. Bob's display case that was built to house the bears was also entered into the fair and received a Second Place - Red Ribbon.

Other entries included an entry in the Intarsia Category - a pair of Dolphins by Bob Buchanan which received a Second Place - Red Ribbon.

One additional entry by Rapid City Woodworkers included a trivet recycled from scrap Corian solid surface countertop material by Bob Buchanan. Because this item was not made from wood, it was entered in the Creative Hobbies Division. Bob received a First Place - Blue Ribbon for this item.

So this is where the Fine Woodworking Division is for 2008. With all the talent in the Rapid City Woodworkers Association, we look forward to improving next year's showing. If each member makes only one item for the fair, we will be able to increase the Division's presentation by more than 100%. This will be a great start towards improving the overall presentation of the Fine Woodworking Division for the next Central States Fair.