Show and tell is a way for you to share your material to our members of the AWGB and be part of a bit of friendly competition. We will set a project, style, or theme for you to produce each month. The winner will receive a £50 voucher (not redeemable for cash) for one of our corporate suppliers which will vary month by month. There are a number of elements that will be judged to find the winner by a panel of AWGB volunteers and the corporate supplier.
The full rules and information on our monthly Show & Tell competition are here.
Valentine’s Day – how could you incorporate that theme into wood turning? Engraving cupid, different wood coloured hearts, red colouring? You decide. It may even stop you forgetting to get that special someone something special this year!
Prize: G&S Specialist Timber £50 voucher and £50 of blanks.
Natural Edge – Whether it be a bowl, vase, or a whole host of other creations, the name of the game this month is to make something with a live/natural edge on a part of a piece. Instead of making this a feature on the rim of a bowl, how about trying it as a feature on a bead? How about including some segmented turning as part of it? The limit is your imagination (and how much bark you have).
Prize: Stiles & Bates £50 voucher and £50 of blanks.
Green wood warping – The end of March is typically the end of the copiccing season. This months theme tasks you to use green wood and use the drying process to create interest. Hats can be made this way by controlling the drying process. What spin can you put on it?
Prize: Turners Retreat £50 voucher plus a further £50 of voucher by Turners Retreat.
Technique focus – Pyrography
A wonderful facet of woodturning decoration coming from pyro- meaning fire and -graphy which means related to writing. Will you use the Beltane Fire Festival as inspiration? How about Volcanoes? There are some fantastically creative things you can do, so what will you do to stand out from the competition?
Deadline for entries is the 31st April.
Prizes – £100 total voucher for Chestnut products. Chestnut will add a £50 pound voucher in addition to the £50 voucher supplied by the AWGB,
Toys with moveable parts
We’re sure that you have all made something at some stage for a child and seen the joy that it brings. Whether that be a baby rattle, a toy car, a skittles set – the list goes on!
Deadline for entries is the 30th June.
Prize – £100 total voucher for Yandles. Yandles will add a £50 pound voucher in addition to the £50 voucher supplied by the AWGB.
Deadline for entries is the 31st July.
Prize – £75 total voucher for Brandon Bespoke Oils & Waxes. Brandon Bespoke Oils & Waxes will kindly add £25 to the £50 AWGB voucher.
Prize – £100 total voucher from Classic Hand Tools Classic Hand Tools will kindly add £50 to the £50 AWGB voucher.