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San Diego County Fair
     
 The Guild maintains a booth in the Design In Wood exhibition at the annual county fair.
2019
    This year's Fair is scheduled from May 31—July 4.

Guild Members:
Model entrants: check out the Design In Wood information sheet.
Booth volunteers: check the schedule here and man the booth!
We have three work stations to fill over 26 days, plus five positions each for both the set-up and break-down days.

left, new model builders
2018
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
Don Dressel for HMS HALIFAX
David Yotter for BLUENOSE
Jon Sanford for Long Boat
Isaac Wills for Top's'l Schooner
Robert Hewitt for Viking Long Boat


left, Bill Grolz (foreground) and Howard Griffus at work
2017
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
Robert Hewitt for Dutch Galliot
Gary Seaton for US Revenue Cutter RANGER


left, Isaac Wills and Guy Lawrie man the booth
2016
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
William Norris for HMS SOVEREIGN OF THE SEA
Mike Lonnecker for Concord Coach
Jay McMaster for HMS DOLPHIN
Robert Hewitt for Dutch Fluit


left, Robert Hewitt demonstrates ship modeling skills
2015
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
Robert Hewitt for HMS JANUS
Mike Lonnecker for Armed Sloop VIRGINIA
Bill Grolz for Lobster Skiff
Design in Wood (Non-Scale Model) results:
Jay MacMaster for RAPTOR


left, Brian Davies and Bill Grolz on Opening Day
2014
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
Mike Lonnecker for Long Boat
Robert Hewitt for SIR EDWARD HAWKE
Robert Riddoch for Long Boat
Gary Seaton for Long Boat
Robert Hewitt for SIR EDWARD HAWKE (secondary scale)
Howard Griffus for Whaling Ship VIOLA
John Sanford for Armed Launch
Chuck Seiler for Gunboat PHILADELPHIA


left, Bill Grolz and Bill Norris with block and tackle display
2013
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
Robert Hewitt for HMS ELEPHANT
Robert Hewitt for Scratch Back Boat
Robert Hewitt for Open Mouth Boat
Bill Grolz for Chinese Junk


left, Robert Hewitt's winning HMS ELEPHANT
2012
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
Joe Bompensiero for SAN SALVADOR
Mike Lonnecker for FAIR AMERICAN
Robert Hewitt for HMS AGAMEMNON


left, Joe Bompensiero's winning SAN SALVADOR
2011
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
David Dana for SAN SALVADOR
Robert Hewitt for Pakistani Fishing Boat
Joe Bompensiero for Frigate


left, John McShefferty working on HMS HALIFAX
2010
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
Frank Andrews for KYAK
Robert Hewitt for KATHLEEN
Robert Hewitt for HMS AGAMEMNON
Don Leyman for USS CONFEDERACY
Joe Bompensiero for CUTTY SARK
Joe Bompensiero for LIVELY


left, Bob McPhail sharing knowlege
2009
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
Donald Dressel
2008
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
Dr Henry Bikhazi for HMS BOUNTY
Gus Agustin for MEDIATOR
Joe Bompensiero for Bremen Cog
Joe Bompensiero for CSS JEFFERSON DAVIS
Ron Render for Pilot Boat


left, Robert Hewitt working on a miniature
2007
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
Clyde Emerson for NAVETTE
Gus Agustin for FAIR AMERICAN
Joe Bompensiero for RALEIGH


left, Ron Render plans next step at the booth
2006
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
Dr Henry Bikhazi for OLIVER CROMWELL
Dr Henry Bikhazi
Gus Agustin for Stewart Yacht
Dr Henry Bikhazi for HMS ALFRED
William Norris for Chris Craft
Dave Yotter for Lumber Schooner


left, Henry Bikhazi's OLIVER CROMWELL takes all honors:
·  Best in Show, "Fine Woodworking"
·  Blue Ribbon, "Design in Wood (Scale Model)"
·  "Best Scale Model Ship Award"
2005
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
Robert Hewitt for HMS GLASGOW
Robert Hewitt for HMS FLY
Howie Franklin for Formula Racer


left, John Wickman, Dave Dana and John McShefferty display work in progress
2004
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
Gus Agustin for HMS RESOLUTION
Joe Bompensiero for HMS ROEBUCK
Robert Hewitt for GOLDEN HIND


left, Ernie Andrew and Don Bienvenue in the Guild booth
2003
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
Joe Bompensiero
2002
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
Clyde Emerson for USS CONFEDERACY
Joe Bompensiero for HMS PELICAN
Gus Agustin for Stuart Royal Yacht
Robert Hewitt for Kingchow Junk
2001
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
Joe Bompensiero for HANNAH
Joe Bompensiero for SULTANA
2000
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
Phil Matson for SINTRA
Joe Bompensiero for HANCOCK
Robert Hewitt for HMS VICTORY
1999
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
Joe Bompensiero for HMS HALIFAX
Robert Hewitt for AMERICA
1998
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
Joe Bompensiero
1997
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
Joe Bompensiero for HMS BOUNTY
1996
Design in Wood (Scale Model) results:
Joe Bompensiero for OLIVER CROMWELL
Chuck Hill for CUTTY SARK