WoodExpo 2012 Call for Entries

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Blog entry by FlWoodRat posted 05-14-2011 02:16 PM 2617 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To my fellow Lumberjocks and Lumberjockettes,

Tommy MacDonald and the WoodExpo 2012 Team have published their ”Call For Entries” for the WoodExpo 2012 juried woodworking competition. By following the link provided below, you can get the news.

We LJ’s have a lot of gifted woodworkers here who should get involved. There are two competition categories again next year. The Open category allows you to design and build an item of your choice. The Next Step-Interpretive category gives you the opportunity to design and build your concept of the STEP STOOL. There are specific build criteria, so make sure your entry meets all of the requirements.

As always, there is no entry fee and the judges are not eligible for any of the prizes being offered. Last year’s contestants’ projects and the winners can be viewed on the WoodExpo 2011 link on Tommy’s site. If you did not know, Woodcraft, Oneida, Berkshire Veneer and others provided some really great prizes to the winners.

I look forward to seeing what our LJ Community can conjure up and build for the WoodExpo 2012 competitions. Good Luck and be safe in your shops.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#1 posted 05-15-2011 02:31 AM

Thanks for spreading the word about the WoodExpo 2012 Call for Entries.. Just so everyone knows FlWoodRat and I are WoodExpo organizers working with Tommy MacDonald and Eli Cleveland. The WoodExpo provides an amazing platform for Woodworkers to get out, show their work, meet with customers, hang out with some of the countries most talented craftsman and learn from each other about personal marketing and the importance of understanding design and selling yourself. Here is a little sampling of some of the technical demonstrations and presentations that just happened this last February at the WoodExpo 2011.

Peter Turner: Facet shaping of shaker legs

Rob Porcaro: Hand cut tenons

Glen Guarino: Stack Lamination / Body of Work Presentation

Tom McLaughlin: Tilt top tea table legs

Glen Guarino: Stack Lamination Demonstration

Daniel Hayes: Dimensioning rough cut boards and laying out dovetails

Rob Bois: Stringing and scratch stock

Mike Korsak: Flattening and Jointing

Ryan Messier: Modern Cabriole Leg

Phil Lowe: Queen Anne Chair Construction

Steve Brown: Queen Anne Chair Shaping

Glen Guarino: Stack Lamination Shaping

Phil Lowe: Body of Work Presentation

Phil Lowe & Glen Guarino: Public Critique of McIntire Carved Game Table

Mark Ferioli: Ladder Back Chair

Matt Hobbs: Townsend China Table Build Play by Play

Allan Breed: Ball and Claw leg carving

Kevin Mack: Marquetry

Glen Guarino: Stack lamination mirror construction

Allen Breed: Body of Work Presentation

Sten Havumaki: Roman Letter Carving

Allan Breed: Personal critique of 4 pieces

Andrew Glenn: Banding Inlay

Michael Morton: Sliding dovetails

Ryan Messier: Windsor chair seat carving

Dr. J. Leko: Furniture design discussion

And next year will be bigger and better! As soon as next years presenters and schedule are known we will make sure to keep all the LumberJocks up-to-date.

Feel free to contact either of us if you have any questions concerning the event.

-- Scott, Colorado

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#2 posted 10-31-2011 10:34 PM


Looks like Tommy Mac put out his “Call for Entries” today. You can see it at this link.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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