Fairlop Woodturners - Competition

Thursday 29 August 2013


Fairlop Woodturners will have a Woodturning competition, which is open to all woodturners.

The topic of the competition is the following:

Take two chunks of wood, 150 x 150 x 75mm and turn one of the blocks into anything you like. The finished turning and the other block should be brought to the Fairlop Club between 4.30 and 5.30pm on 9 October, 2013. Entries can also be submitted in advance to the King Solomon High School site and left with security from 2 October, but please ensure your details are clearly stated. You may also post/courier your entries to the school site – Forest Road Barkingside, Ilford Essex IG6 3HB, and mark for the attention of Jon Warwicker.

If by any reason this is not possible, you can hand the turning and the unturned block to one of the undersigned by prior arrangement, before that date. You can use your own timber or you can obtain the two blocks from Fairlop. Collection to be arranged.

The competition will be judged by Mark Baker, Nick Arnull and Simon Hope.

Judging will take place between 6-7pm on 9 October. The results will be announced at the Fairlop Meeting, after the judging, on that day, from 7:30pm.

Prizes will be:

The 'Fairlop Woodturners Cash Prize' - a cheque for £150

First prize - an Evolution chuck, donated by Axminster Power Tools

Second prize - a Turnmaster set, donated by Robert Sorby

Third prize - a Beall Wood Buffing System, donated by Toolpost

Two Commendation Certificates - with a cheque for £25 each

Winners of Prizes will be photographed with their winning entry and their prize.

All entries will be photographed and all participants will receive a set of prints showing all entries.

After announcing the winners:

1. The judges will be talking about their reason for picking the winners describing their approach and reason for their choice.

2. The winners describing the thought process that lead to their choice of turning

3. Comments on the winning turnings by Guests and Fairlop Members.


Competition date: 9 October (in advance by 2 October)

Where: King Solomon High School, Forest Road Barkingside, Ilford Essex IG6 3HB

Contact: Jon Warwicker (jonwarwicker@gmail.com) or Gabor Lacko (gaborlacko@msn.com)