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Forest of Bere Woodturners Association Challenging and developing turning skills

The club runs a monthly members’ competition that is designed to stretch the skills and imagination of the entrants.


The competition comprises four categories; Beginners, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced and is judged by our panel of judges, headed by Malcolm Bryant, who award marks to each entry.


The competition year runs from September to August, the monthly scores are added to give a winner and runners up in each category.


The September competition is slightly different from the others as the piece turned by the Novice, Intermediate and Advanced categories is one off personal choice and it is used to help determine which category individuals should be entering in the following year.


The first piece for the newly introduced beginners will be used to determine their skill levels, should they wish to take advantage of the training sessions that we run.

Normal Club Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month

2016

Beginners and Novices

Intermediates

Sept

Minimum of Four Mushrooms depicting a woodland scene. Notes

A turned object of your choice to show off your skills

Oct

Six Inch Bowl. Notes

Mushroom Box

Nov

Toy. Notes

Toy

Dec

Christmas Decoration. Notes

Christmas Decoration.

2017



Jan

Perfect example of Cove and Bead turning. Notes

Box with a Finial Lid.

Feb

Box with a Finial Lid. Notes

Identical Pair of Bud Vases.

Mar

Bud Vase. Notes

Turned Bird House.

Apr

Small Turned Bird House. Notes

One Egg and four Identical Egg Cups.

May

Egg Cup. Notes

Pestle and Mortar.

Jun

Pestle and Mortar. Notes

Apple and Pear.

July

Mounted Clock, Barometer or Thermometer. Notes

Largest Bowl that you can turn.

Aug

Four Identical Serviette Rings and Holder. Notes

Object incorporating Captive Rings.

Sept

A turned object of your choice to show off your skill. Notes

A turned object of your choice to show off your skills

NOTE FOR THE ADVANCED TURNER


There will be no Advanced competition this year.

In its place will be a Gallery table where any member can display their turned pieces.

These can be anything that was turned many years ago or turned just yesterday. These items will not be judged but we do request that you put a name tag beside them so that any member can come to you and ask questions about the piece. Importantly questions may include tips on techniques used for turning and finishing.


NOTE FOR SATURDAY CLUB MEMBERS


The Saturday clubs main objective will be to show the absolute beginners tool control on Beads and Coves etc:-. The second priority will be given over to show those members who wish to have some tuition about the next month’s competition piece. So in September we will be helping you decide your October piece and then in October the November item and so on.

(Please bring you own wood for these projects)

The timber required for the Beginners will be supplied by the club.

COMPETITION ADVICE


If a member has any queries about future competition pieces you can approach the judges for advice as they will be only to pleased to help.