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Bigstuff

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Competition Winner Mick B
« on: July 29, 2013, 04:49:41 PM »
CONGRATULATIONS to Mick B
He has won the professional abstract carving section of the Lightning Ridge Opal Festival.  Apparently there was stiff competition from around the world.
Well done and I'm sure well deserved.
Humble guy he didn't want to tell us about it - to bad we want to celebrate it to.

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Re: Competition Winner Mick B
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013, 05:14:54 PM »
 beers Well done Mick B  beers :)
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Re: Competition Winner Mick B
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2013, 05:39:27 PM »
Thanks guys, great to get recognition with my carving, I have never seen so much black opal as what I saw at the awards night, opal miners wife's wearing million dollar rocks, would have easily been 200 people at the awards ceremony, this was my first visit to the Ridge, so many different nationalities.

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Re: Competition Winner Mick B
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2013, 05:47:28 PM »
Well done Mick B . Could you brag a bit more and show us the stone.  :)
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Re: Competition Winner Mick B
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 05:58:30 PM »
Thanks pegatha, a brag pic, I wanted to keep quiet on this one but its all good.

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Re: Competition Winner Mick B
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013, 06:03:47 PM »
Very nice indeed - well done

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Re: Competition Winner Mick B
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2013, 06:13:40 PM »
Well done Mick B. I like all forms of carvings from stone to bone. Hopefully I'll try a hand at it in the foreseeable future.

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Re: Competition Winner Mick B
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2013, 07:07:35 PM »
That is awesome, I love blue so its my kind of stone. You deserve the win.  beers  Droo
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Re: Competition Winner Mick B
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2013, 08:20:50 PM »
That opal is well up to your usual high standard Mick, such a good polish I can still pick up the fingerprints on the surface (sorry but I did that for so long I can't get away from it).  I think your abstracts are fantastic!  Congratulations on your win.

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Re: Competition Winner Mick B
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2013, 08:32:56 PM »
Well done Mick , Goodonya a very nice looking piece and deserving winner

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Re: Competition Winner Mick B
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2013, 09:02:02 PM »
congratulations Mick   love going to the ridge.   wish i had been there.   i have had a go at polishing some crystal pieces.   i usually just shape and polish on a dop,  buthere are so many interesting pieces of odd colours  keep it up   

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Re: Competition Winner Mick B
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2013, 10:06:37 PM »
Well done Mick. Looks like you've got a nice trophy for the 'pool room'!  ;D
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Re: Competition Winner Mick B
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2013, 10:14:22 PM »
Congratulations Mick, a great achievement!  :)
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Re: Competition Winner Mick B
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2013, 07:35:58 AM »
Congratulations Mick, I always enjoy looking at your work, just GREAT.  beers
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Re: Competition Winner Mick B
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2013, 07:55:03 AM »
Thanks for the great support, we had a great time at the Ridge, way to short, will be back next year or even for there Easter festival.

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