The 2014 edition of the Florida State Fair is history. The Brandon Woodworkers were well represented in the Fine Handcrafted Furniture, Wood Turning and Crafts competitions. Pictures from the fair are posted on the website – just click the link. Congratulation go out to a number of our members for winning ribbons starting with Art Falcone for two first place awards and a "Best of Show" in advanced furniture and accessories, Terry Sanchez and Raul Darriba for Second place ribbons for their tables in advanced and basic furniture, Brady Placek and Hernani Cauling were awarded thirds for their entries. Raul and Hernani were first time participants. Terry also was awarded a ribbon (a third I believe) for one of his two segmented woodturnings. Brady also was awarded a first place for his intarsia in the crafts competition. Also winners in Crafts were Ruth East and Rich Ward. Congratulations to all who participated and I wish to offer a special "Thank You" to Kate Swann of Franklin Street Woodworks who judged this years fine furniture and presented the critique on Sunday. I missed the critique because of the Florida Woodturning Symposium was the same weekend.
I want to give a big "Thank You" to John and Sherry Jardin who hosted the February meeting of the BWC at John’s new workshop, and they will be our hosts for the March Meeting as well. John presented the program that night on tool sharpening.
The March meeting of the BWC will again be at John Jardin’s shop at 2324 Travis Robert Ave., Valrico on Tuesday, March 10th at 7:00 p.m. Our guest speaker that evening will be Mike Facile of the St. Pete Woodworker’s Guild. His presentation that evening will be on the construction of the chair he entered into this year’s fair competition for which he was awarded a blue ribbon and the judge commented that she wanted that chair. I hope to see you there.
Also in March Tampa will be hosting The Woodworking Show at the Expo Hall at thee state fair grounds on March 21-23. Information on the show www.thewoodworkingshows.com. Tickets for the three day event are $10.00 online or $12.00 at the door. BWC will be there. Stop by and see us.
Until next month........
Happy Sawdust Trails,