Chairman’s Challenge

The chairman’s challenge serves multiple purposes for our club. It provides all members with the opportunity to make a piece, compare it to other entries, and then receive feedback on it from the other club members, thus allowing all to exchange ideas about techniques, tooling, and finishing.

Pictures are shown at our Zoom “chinwag” on the 1st Thursday of the month and put on display at in-person meetings on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

We do not have separate categories for beginners or advanced turners, and there are no prizes to be won. The challenge encourages us to get into the workshop and make something.

Future challenges can be seen on the events pages

2024

  • June 2024 – The Challenge was “Bird Box Large or Small”
  • May 2024 – The challenge was “Small Pierced Bowl /Platter/Vase / Box /Free Choice”
  • April 2024 – The challenge was “Three Pieces of Fruit (Different woods”
  • March 2024 – The challenge was “Vase with Decorated & or Textured Rim”
  • February 2024 – The challenge was “Platter with decorated Rim 150 to 200 mm in diameter”
  • January 2024 – The challenge was “Any Style Bowl between 100 -150 mm in diameter”

2023

  • October 2023The challenge was “A Bird House”
  • September 2023 – The challenge was “Any Style Clock”
  • August 2023 – The challenge was “A Pair or your interpretation of a Modern Candlestick”
  • July 2023 – The challenge was “A leaf-shaped bowl or plate”
  • June 2023 – The challenge was “Project with all or part Segment work”
  • May 2023 – The challenge was “Mixed Timber Project any design”
  • April 2023 – The challenge was “Toys & Games”
  • March 2023 – The challenge was “Easter Theme”
  • February 2023 – The challenge was “Valentine’s Day”
  • January 2023 – The challenge was “A set of coasters or any useful treen or utility item”

2022

  • December  2022The challenge was “Suprise Us”
  • November  2022 – The challenge was “Christmas Theme
  • October 2022 – The challenge was “Halloween / Bonfire Night / Fireworks”
  • September 2022 – The challenge was “Any project with added texture”
  • August 2022 – The challenge was “any style clock”
  • July 2022 – The challenge was “multiple kinds of wood in one project”.
  • June 2022 – The challenge was “your interpretation of the May pro demo”
  • May 2022 – The challenge was “your personal choice with added color”
  • April 2022 – The challenge was “Toys and Games”.
  • March 2022 – The challenge was an” Easter or Paul Hannaby demo project”
  • February 2022 – The challenge was “Valentine theme or Chinese box”
  • January 2022 – The challenge was “any unfinished project”