Woodworker's Challenge Coordinated by the Woodworkers Special Interest Group
An Annual Event that Showcases Member's Projects
November 3, 2021
A Competition Among Fellow Members !
The 15th Annual Woodworker's Challenge occured on Wednesday, November 4th. All Corporation members were invited to participate.
What is It? Members bring in projects that are entered into one of seven categories and compete against each other for awards. When is the Next One?Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Where is It Held? The Woodworkers Special Interest Group sponsors the event. Their meetings are held in the Community Room at Station One of the Belgium Cold Springs Fire Department, 7920 River Road, Baldwinsville What are the Categories? The Advisory Team for the Woodworkers modified the categories to the following for the next event, now November 3, 2021. It is hoped that these changes will encourage more participation as well as better represent the vast array of projects created by our 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. Voting starts at 6:40pm so we ask that all entries be checked-in at the front desk and delivered to the tables by 6pm. Each attendee has one vote for their 1st place in each category as well as their Best in Show project. Ribbons are awarded for 1st thru 5th places as well as honorable mention. 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 three most recent events. The Categories are Too Broad - Can They Be Narrowed? Each year the categories are reviewed to determine if we need to change, add, or otherwise modify. A team reviewed the categories in 2019 and expanded the categories for 2020.
At the 2019 event, we had 59 entries, the most ever, with 30 members participating! Here is a photo gallery of all projects from the 2019 event.
At the 2018 event, we had 49 entries, with 27 members participating! Here is a photo gallery of all projects from the 2018 event.
At the 2017 event, we had 41 projects entered, with 25 members participating! Here is a photo gallery of all projects from the 2017 event.