Best in Show 2022
OValTerry Dote won Best in Show with his Greene & Greene style floor lamp, his first floor lamp. Terry is redoing the Dote living and dining rooms in the Greene & Greene Style, a prime example of the American Arts & Crafts Movement.
He designed this lamp is an integral part of that renovation. Terry made the base of the lamp a hollow beveled tapered tube that allows hides the cords. This section is made from cherry and he ebonized with India ink several parts to create a pleasing look through the highlighted areas. He finished the wood with about 10 coats of shellac and Liberon wax.
Terry designed and built the stained glass cherry shade as well as all of the metal work (except the welding). Hardware purchased from a company in Connecticut.
He indicated that the hardest part was creating the angles on the lamp shade. His experience with this lamp will be great experience for when he makes the dining room ceiling lamp.
Third Place - Tom Lawlor
Tom designed using Sketch-Up (after learning it) this TV Stand, adding drawers and shelves based on the equipment he needs to store with the TV. He used red oak He started with 2 rough sawn planks. The drawers have hand-cut dovetails. The joinery is all mortise and tenon.
He has trap doors underneath to capture the cords underneath.
The finish is Shellac then Waterlox.
First Place - Tom Cooney
Tom likes to create small, detailed projects. He made these small lanterns in using Japanse Kumiko techniques inspired by a Fine Woodworking article a few years ago.
The "glass" in the left lantern is pear from a branch that went down at his home. Its frame is honey locust. The larger piece is cherry while the right one is walnut and maple.
The "glass work" is unfinished. For the frames, he used Minwax antique oil for a finish.
Second Place - Barbara Raymond-LaPrease
Barbara scrolled this desk top small nativity from Walnut and live-edge Big Leaf Maple. The creche with baby piece spells out "Hope". A small dowel in the bottom of the "O" gives the piece more stability after gluing. Barbara finished the piece with Danish Oil.
A piece of figured maple forms the basis for this stunning Sierra-style pen presented by Robert. He dyed the piece in a multi-step process, dying it black first, sanding it back, adding yellow, then sanding and adding red before adding a coat of lacquer as the finish coat. The stand is another smaller piece of burl on which he mounted two scrolled stands for displaying pens.
A client inspired Bill to make these Shaker inspired boxes that can be used to house a cube box of tissues or someone's knitting project. The boxes are modified size #4 with added height to make the bands and top. One box is entirely cherry while the other is maple with a quarter-sawn sycamore lid. Bill finished each box with Mohawk Clear Gel and several coats of Renaissance Wax.