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    I've been wanting to attend the Texas Woodcarvers Guild Spring Round-Up ever since I started carving three years ago, but haven't had the opportunity until this year. I couldn't get away from work long enough to spend the whole week down there taking classes, but I did manage to take a look around, buy some tools, and participate in the whittlin' contest.

    I hope I can take some classes next time. I had fun wandering around and looking at the classes taking place, talking to a few people I knew, making new friends, and sitting in the Carving Corner whittling on a few things while listening to the old timers tell their stories.

    But the real reason I went down there was to experience the Whittlin' Contest. Being new to this sort of thing, I entered the Novice class. They gave me a block of wood and said, "carve a hat." So I did. And, surprisingly, I won! It's not much of a hat, but I finished it in the allotted time.

    More details on my blog at Woodcarving Round-Up Jim's Random Notes

    First picture is the first, second, and third place entries in the Novice category. Second is a close up of my hat. And the third is the plaque I won.

    Rules state that because I won, I have to move up to Intermediate if I want to participate again. That's going to be a challenge.

  • #2
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    Good going Jim! Nice hat and hang that plaque proudly.
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    • #3
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      Great hat Jim
      Congrats on 1st place there

      Cheers
      AL

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      • #4
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        Congrats Jim! Nice job on the hat.

        Dan

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        • #5
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          That's an awfully nice looking chapeau, Jim! A well deserved award, congratz!

          Al

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          • #6
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            "Hats off" to you.

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            • #7
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              Nice job on the hat Jim, I always wanted to watch one of those contests.

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              • #8
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                That's fantastic Jim! Congrats on First Place!
                Keep On Carvin'
                Bob K.

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                • #9
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                  Thanks for the kind words and encouragement, everybody. It really was fun. And it really was a surprise when I won the Novice division. I was so busy trying to make a hat that I had no time to look at my competition . . .

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                  • #10
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                    A great job on the hat Jim and congrats. fred k

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                    • #11
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                      Congrats Jim! I was the guy that took Second I started carving last October and it was my first whittling contest and really had a good time. It was nice to meet you.

                      Steve

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                      • #12
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                        Nice hat, Jim. Congratulations on the big win!
                        Herb

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                        • #13
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                          Great job Jim. That Texas group is who got me interested in carving three years ago when they were at the Lady Bird Johnson Municipal park in Fredricksburg. They are a super nice group. I wish I could get back there again.

                          Ray

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                          • #14
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                            pretty cool on your first time

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                            • #15
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                              Well done Jim, fine looking hat. Joe.

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