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Wood Carvings by Mark Sheridan

Hamilton Carving Show

This past weekend, my daughter and I attended the Canadian Carving Championship in Hamilton, Ontario.  This show was a combination wood show and carving competition.  I believe that this has been an annual event for a number of years, and, of course, was the first time that I had attended.  I’ve been looking forward to this show for some time.

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Held in the Hamilton Aircraft Museum, this was a great chance for Emily and I to take in some historic aircraft.  I had been to the Hamilton airport a number of times as a kid to take in the military airshows, but had never been back to see the indoor museum of airworthy WWII era aircraft…most notably, the Lancaster, Spitfire, AT-6’s and Chipmunks.

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It was obviously also a great chance to take in some woodworking demos and view some nice carvings.  It was a high quality show with a lot of carving entries and I suspect that it was well attended for the full weekend.

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The best part of the weekend was spending time with Emily.  We had a great time.  Emily was lucky enough to take away a door prize for some free lessons in creating a stained glass project. Watch for that project on her craft blog…you can link to ms premise-conclusion on this page.

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The second best part of the weekend was having Zeke awarded 1st Place in Intermediates Caricatures and 2nd Place in Class. Check out those ribbons!  I was really proud of this as there were some beautiful carvings that Zeke competed alongside.

Chico and Poncho also won 2nd Place in Intermediates Caricatures.

What a weekend.  It’s going to be hard to beat…Emily, carving and airplanes!

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