This year for the first time the show was held at the Lewiston Armory in Lewiston, Maine. I would like to thank the Maine Wood Carvers for asking me to demonstrate woodturning during their fine show. If you haven’t been to this show then you owe it to yourself to go and check out the many offerings that they have. It amazes me the amount of talented wood carvers that are in this state and this show is definitely the place to check out their handiwork and art.
As some of you know, Becca has been carving for a few years now. A couple of months ago she was at our wood carving meeting and Steven Hatch (one of her mentors along with his wife Justina) showed her how to carve a golf ball using hand tools and she completed one that night. I asked her some time last week if she was going to enter her golf ball in the carving competition. She said no she didn’t think it was good enough. So to make a long story short I took her golf ball with me and, without her knowing anything about it, entered her carving for her. Well from the picture above you can tell that the judges liked her carved golf ball. She received blue ribbons for 1st place, best of category and best of level for youth. Later in the day, when her mother brought her and her sister, Ryanne, to the show I told Becca what I had done. I got THE look from her until I told her that she had won. For some reason she seemed less upset with me then.