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Forest of Bere Woodturners Association (Havant) 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 three categories; Beginners/Novices, Intermediate and Advanced and is judged by our panel of judges, 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

2022

Beginners/Novices Turners

May

Bud Vase - Free standing vase with a small neck to accept a single stem

Jun

Turned Small Birdhouse - Use 50mmblock of wood, install a perch, lid to be removable

July

Egg Cup - Your own design.  Cup must be able to accept a standard hens egg

Aug

Pestle & Mortar - Use fruitwood, i.e. apple or pear.  Any size accepted

Sept

4 x Identical Serviette Rings & Holder.  Turned from one piece of wood.  Fabricate a jam chuck to finish the side of the rings

Oct

Free Standing Kitchen Roll Holder.  Turn the base and stem separately and glue together

Nov

A Toy.  Spinning Top, YoYo, ball and catcher, the choice is yours!  Must be safe for a child to use

Dec

A Christmas Decoration.  Free standing or hanging

2023


Jan

Rolling Pin.  Use fine grain wood (eg. Beech) and turn handles if required

Feb

12" (305mm) Tall Candle Stick.  Classic Design (drawings available)

Mar

Cheese/Mouse Door Wedge.  A wedge of wood with holes, similar to a piece of cheese.  A mouse head (with whiskers and ears) to be poking out of the wedge but must be free to move around the hole

Apr

2 x Eggs.  Similar in shape to a hens egg.  You can add some artistic variation eg. mixed colour wood

May

Secret Opening Box.  A box with a secret way of opening the lid/lid disguised

June

Natural Edged Bowl.  Using wood with the bark still attached, turn a bowl shape keeping the bark on the top edge

July

Spindle Lamp Holder.  Your own design, can be short or tall.  If you decide on tall a long drill will be required or make in smaller sections and glue together.  You can order the lamp bulb holder through the club for a discount price

Aug

Sphere.  Turn a perfect ball.  Fabricate a holding jig to finish the work

Sept

Turned object of your choice.  Turn anything that pleases you

COMPETITION ADVICE


If a member has any questions or requires clarification about competition pieces please approach the judges for advice as they will be only to pleased to help.


Intermediate/Advanced Turners


Create the last Club Demonstration piece in your own style/design

For example; April Demo piece to be shown in May etc…