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Judged the Best - Winners in Finishing from the San Diego County Fair

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Judged the Best - Winners in Finishing from the San Diego County Fair

Each year, John Darroch, President and CEO of Apollo Sprayers and TheFinishingStore.com, judges the awards for the Excellence in Finishing at the prestigious Design in Wood (or @designinwood) show at the San Diego County Fair. Winners receive gift certificates from TheFinishingStore.com This combined competition and exhibit is a collaboration between the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association and the San Diego County Fair. Woodworkers from all over the world compete for honors in the largest show of its kind anywhere (according to Fine Woodworking magazine). Exquisite furniture, musical instruments, carvings, clocks, children's toys and more — many museum quality — are included. Many...

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Apollo Sprayers Gives an Award and I Get to Be a Judge

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Apollo Sprayers Gives an Award and I Get to Be a Judge

Every year Apollo Sprayers, International, Inc., offers a gift certificate to the three winners in the Excellence in Finishing Division of the Design in Wood Exposition at the San Diego County Fair. I am honored to be asked to judge the extraordinary entries submitted. Submissions are made by professionals, custom woodworkers and amateurs. Projects can be sold at the Fair or “not for sale.” This year judging was as difficult as can be. Although I am judging finishing, other aspects of the piece naturally come into play. I do have some guidelines as follows: Do I like the look of...

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