TURNING CONTEST
"Two Board Feet"











The competition:
What can you make out of two board feet of wood? Select a piece of wood that contains a maximum of two board feet of lumber. Make something. (If you want to get technical, two board feet can be various dimensions such as 12" x 12" x 2" or 6" x 6" x 8" or 5" x 5" x 11 1/2" or 6" Dia. x 10" H. Any combination of thickness, width and length that multiplies out to 288 cubic inches will contain two board feet of wood. We're not going to worry too much about it!)
    You may make one item or dozens of items from your two board feet of wood. Multiple items will be considered as one entry.
    You don't need to make this from one piece of wood or even one species.

    This is a turning competition. Entries must have been turned on a lathe at some point in the creating process and evidence of that must be obvious.

Eligibility:
Only amateur woodworkers are eligible to enter this contest. An amateur, for contest purposes, is someone who makes less than 25% of his or her income from the sale of their work, teaching and/or demonstrating woodturning. We encourage traditional and non-traditional turners to enter -- a well designed bowl has just as much chance of winning as does a turned, cut-apart, painted form.


Judging criteria:
Entries will be judged on the basis of excellence in craftsmanship, creative use of material, and pleasing design. The judges decisions will be final.

To Enter:
A minimum of three photos are required, but not more than five per entry are allowed. Required: one photo of the wood you selected for the project, before you started turning it; one photo of the finished work; one detail photo which should be a close-up shot of some aspect of the finished piece. Helpful but not necessary is a description of your creative process -- why and how you made what you made.

Entry fee:
The fee to enter this contest is $15.00, payable online at time of entry, by credit card or PayPal. Limit: One entry per contestant.

Timeline:
The contest is now closed.
CLICK HERE to view the results.


The prizes:
The following prizes, provided by Jet and Powermatic, will be awarded at the judges' discretion.
  • 1st Place - $500 Jet/Powermatic Prize Voucher
  • 2nd Place - $250 Jet/Powermatic Prize Voucher
  • 3rd Place - $100 Jet/Powermatic Prize Voucher
  • Semi-Finalists (up to 10)- $25 Jet/Powermatic Prize Vouchers


  • [NOTE: Prize vouchers are only valid toward the purchase of Jet and/or Powermatic products from any official Jet/Powermatic dealer.]
    The judges:
  • Betty Scarpino is an internationally known woodturner who has work in many major museum collections. She regularly teaches and demonstrates woodturning design and techniques for clubs and schools around the United States.
  • Joe Seltzer is a long-time collector of turned objects and a turner himself, specializing in small-scale work. He also serves as a volunteer with the Wood Turning Center.
  • Herb Cohen is a turner who lives in southern Florida, specializing in hollow forms, semi-closed vessels and sculpture from locally harvested wood.

  • Contest rules:
  • Only amateur woodworkers are eligible to enter this contest. An amateur, for contest purposes, is someone who makes less than 25% of his or her income from the sale of their work, teaching and/or demonstrating woodturning.
  • Contest promoters and/or sponsors are not responsible for late, incomplete, or misdirected entries.
  • Limit: One entry per person.
  • Entry must be the sole work of the entrant.
  • Wood must be the primary medium and the use of the lathe must be obvious.
    The contest is now closed.
    CLICK HERE to view the results.
         

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