Woodworker's Challenge Coordinated by the Woodworkers Special Interest Group
An Annual Event that Showcases Member's Projects
A Competition Among Fellow Members !
The 17th Annual Woodworker's Challenge is expected to be held on a Saturday in November 2023 This is a change from the past when it was held at an evening meeting. All Corporation members are invited to participate.
What is It? Members bring in projects that are entered into one of fifteen (15) categories and compete against each other for awards. When is the Next One? A Saturday TBD in November 2023. The times will be determined and announced in the newsletter. Where is It Held? The location will be determined and announced to all members via the newsletter and website. What are the Categories? These were the categories for in 2022. If changes are made they will be announced to the membership.
Best in Show
Furniture — Items that typically sit on a floor
Large Accessories — Larger Boxes, Wall Hung or Tabletop Mirrors, Clocks, Shelf Items, Frames, & Lamps – Dimensions more than a cubic foot
Small Accessories — Smaller Boxes, Wall Hung or Tabletop Mirrors, Clocks, Shelf Items, Frames, & Lamps – Dimensions less than 12" x 12” x 12” (a cubic foot)
Wearable Accessories — Jewelry, Hair Pieces, Belts and other wearable items created in any way
Scrolled — Items made primarily with a scrollsaw
Turned Bowls — Turned items that are primarily created as a bowl
Turned Spindles — Turned items that are primarily created in the spindle style between centers
Turned Boxes — Boxes that are turned
Turning Other — Turned items that don’t fit in the other categories
Carved 1 — Carvings of Birds, Animals, Caricatures, and similar items
Carved 2 — Other carvings that are abstract or artistic and do not fit in Carved 1
Sculpted — Items that are sculpted into a form using a combination of techniques that may include electrified rotary tools, sanders, etc. Includes intarsia
What Not — Items that don’t fit into other categories
Youth — Any items made by youth age 8 to 17
Are there Rules? The rules are simple:
You must be present and be a member of the Woodworkers of Central New York, Inc. as of October 15th to participate. [You cannot join at the November meeting or once you receive the November newsletter!]
No kit-based projects may be used. You can build from someone else's plans.
You may enter only one project per category.
Who Judges the Projects? Judging is done by members in attendance at the event. What Should Attendees Uses to Judge Projects? Leadership hopes that attendees will review each project presented for its quality of design, construction, use of wood, and finish and then vote appropriately. Can I See Past Projects? Below is a slideshow of all projects from the four most recent events - just the winning projects for 2022. Older projects can be found on the Past WWC Photos page HERE.