1st Robert Hughes 2nd David Stewart 3rd Mark McGraananghan
1st Jim Stevens 2nd Billy Ferris 3rd Ricky McDonald
Why have Competitions ?
Competitions should help improve the members' standards and enjoyment in spindle, faceplate and
Why enter them ?
Entering a competition is an opportunity to make a range of items as well as showcase and share your work. When making a piece for a competition you are much more likely to be more critical of the item you produce. Receiving constructive comments and advice from the judges is one of the best ways of improving your standards.
Improving your turning:
Here are five areas which could be used to help you as a competitor. In competitions the marks assigned
to each area could vary depending on the item being made, but you should always regard these areas as
equally important when marking anything.
Does my design suit the purpose of the object? Is it original ? Does any embellishment, eg. colour or
texture, enhance the item. Does the choice of wood suit the object? How can I change or improve on
someone else's idea to make it my own.
Are the details sharp and crisp?
What level of turning skills would have been needed to produce this item? Chucking, hollowing, segmenting
delicacy of the piece, difficult wood, matching items.
Practise the skills before making the turning you will show others. If you are finding something difficult
ask another member for advice.
Satisfy yourself that the turning has been well finished,no tool marks or sanding lines? Does the finish
used enhance the piece?
What is the visual impact of the piece? Are you pleased with it?