Sunday, January 29, 2012
Woodworking Expo wrapup
Over the course of the day I turned 5 bowls: 2 Sissoo, 2 walnut (both square), 1 Birdseye maple, a small lidded box out of Olive, a 3 sided spindle with a 120 degree twist, and a set of 3 mini hollow forms in Maple burl. A very productive day.
Desert Ironwood Hollow form
Oak burl nested set
Sissoo (Indian Rosewood) hollow form with Macassar Ebony pedestal and finial.
The prizes in the Woodturning category were announced first and my name was the first one they called. The judges has selected this Spalted/Quilted Maple hollow form with Ebony collar (this photo shows a Desert Ironwood collar, I replace it with Ebony after this photo was taken) as the best piece in the category. My prize was a variable speed Rikon mini lathe, worth about $350. Last year I won a Supernova2 chuck with insert (~$175) and the year before a close quarters angle drill (~$60). I still have and still use both of my previous prizes. Is it too early to start thinking about next year?