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19th Jun 2017, 10:33 PM
I got home from Melbourne this afternoon, just in time for smoko. Those that know me would know that that is 3:00pm. This year I sent three pieces, two won their section and one was awarded "Best in Show". The vase was third. Some pictures of the entries.

This was the "Best in Show" made from red cedar with white cedar 'flowers' about 325mm diameter.

This one was best "Lidded container" made from callophylum with the inserts made from red cedar.


The vase that was awarded a third place, made from red cedar with the patterned panel in cedar and silver ash. This vase is oval, not round, with the top and bottom oval as well. I used a shop made "chuck", based on the details in one of David Springett's books. Actually built four to iron out some of the problems.


george mavridis
19th Jun 2017, 10:38 PM
Beautiful works as always.

Rod Gilbert
20th Jun 2017, 08:14 AM
Jim you are an inspiration to us all great work stunning as always.
Regards Rod.

Uncle Al
20th Jun 2017, 08:27 AM
Absolutely brilliant work there Jim. I am in awe of your patience and skill in producing these and all of the other items you have shared with us via this forum.

Congratulations on your wins in the competition, richly deserved.


20th Jun 2017, 08:56 AM
Some amazing details in these pieces.

Allan at Wallan
20th Jun 2017, 12:30 PM
Great work Jim and congratulations on your success.
I can only sit and wonder how you achieve such results.

20th Jun 2017, 01:59 PM
Amazing stuff as usual Jim. Congratulations.

20th Jun 2017, 04:47 PM
Some great pieces there Jim . Well done.

dai sensei
20th Jun 2017, 06:12 PM
Beautiful as usual mate :cool:, congratulations :2tsup:

Some what surprised at the vase only coming in as 3rd. I am aware how hard it is to turn something oval, the work involved doing that one, so the level of complexity is off the roof. Obviously just not to judges taste

20th Jun 2017, 08:49 PM
Hi jim, very nice mate , well deserved win , your patience and eye
for detail is awesome , congratlations:2tsup:

21st Jun 2017, 09:59 PM
Well done Jim a bit off a trifecta :) picked up a first myself

Sawdust Maker
21st Jun 2017, 11:14 PM
Bluudy nice work as usual.

if you said I could have one, I would still be pondering which one I like the most this time next year !!

21st Jun 2017, 11:15 PM
What did you enter hughie?

22nd Jun 2017, 06:30 PM
What did you enter hughie?
Mick I will put it up on a separate thread

25th Jun 2017, 09:45 AM
:wts: and more!! Gorgeous work on all three!!:brava:brava:brava