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President's Challenge  &  Show-N-Tell

During our general meetings, members get to show their creations. At the end of the year the president of the club creates a list of 12 turning projects for the coming year that the members can do and bring to the meeting to show. These are called the President's Challenges. People who finish all the challenges for that year are awarded the Ironman award. In addition, members can bring, show and talk briefly about any turning work they have done. These are called Show-N-Tell.

2021 Challenges

In order to encourage more people to participate and reach the Ironman awards podium, we have included some wildcards for 2021. There are 2 wildcards that you can use to replace any of the president's challenge for the year. There are some restrictions though. The restrictions are that the wildcard has to be something that you created within the past 30 days on your lathe. It can not be any of the listed president's challenges for 2021, a name badge or a pen. The school donation can not be wild-carded. The wildcard has to be used during the corresponding month's meeting. It can not be used for makeup.

How to use the wildcards:

When you send your photos to the host of the meeting, inform the host before the meeting that you are using one of your wildcards for President's Challenge so that you can be properly credited. If the host was not informed prior to the meeting, it will be considered as a show-n-tell piece rather than a president's challenge wildcard.

JAN

4x4x4

The finished turning should fit in a 4"x4"x4" box, but not in a 3"x3"x3" box.

FEB

Treen

MAR

Embellishment

Can be inlays, basket weave patterns, surface decorations or coloring.

APR

Box

Any box. Preferably Beads of Courage box (if the pandemic situation changes).

MAY

Tops / Cup & ball / Yo-yo

One or more of the mentioned toys.

JUN

Hollow form

JUL

School donation

No wildcard allowed.

AUG

One tool

Use one tool only to create a turned piece, either spindle or faceplate turning. No sanding, no finish. Show off your tool control.

SEP

Multi-material

Turning must be wood plus another material; stone, metal, leather, ...

OCT

Platter

8" or larger.

NOV

Collaborate

Collaborate with someone from another craft. Blacksmith, potter, painter, fabric arts, basket maker etc.

DEC

Jewelry

Ring, Bracelet, Earrings, Necklace, Belt buckle, etc.

Dec 13, 2021

Jewelry

Jewelry
Jewelry

Jun 14, 2021

Hollow form

Hollow form
Hollow form

Dec 14, 2020

Fancy finial

Fancy finial
Fancy finial

Jun 3, 2020

Thin stemmed item

Thin stemmed item
Thin stemmed item

Dec 4, 2019

Snowman or Ornament

Snowman or Ornament
Snowman or Ornament

Jun 5, 2019

Identical twins

Identical twins
Identical twins

Nov 3, 2021

Collaboration

Collaboration
Collaboration

May 5, 2021

Tops / Cup & ball / Yo-yo

Tops / Cup & ball / Yo-yo
Tops / Cup & ball / Yo-yo

Nov 4, 2020

Kitchen utensil**

Kitchen utensil**
Kitchen utensil**

May 6, 2020

Lidded box

Lidded box
Lidded box

Nov 6, 2019

Inlay / Embellishment

Inlay / Embellishment
Inlay / Embellishment

May 1, 2019

Beads of Courage Box

Beads of Courage Box
Beads of Courage Box

Oct 11, 2021

Platter

Platter
Platter

Apr 12, 2021

Box

Box
Box

Oct 12, 2020

Inside out turning

Inside out turning
Inside out turning

Apr 1, 2020

Glue up

Glue up
Glue up

Oct 2, 2019

Top or wild card

Top or wild card
Top or wild card

Apr 3, 2019

Platter

Platter
Platter

Sep 1, 2021

Multi-material

Multi-material
Multi-material

Mar 4, 2021

Embellishment

Embellishment
Embellishment

Sep 2, 2020

Orthogonal multi-axis*

Orthogonal multi-axis*
Orthogonal multi-axis*

Mar 4, 2020

Collaboration

Collaboration
Collaboration

Sep 11, 2019

Multi-axis turning

Multi-axis turning
Multi-axis turning

Mar 6, 2019

Something that makes noise

Something that makes noise
Something that makes noise

Aug 5, 2021

One tool

One tool
One tool

Feb 8, 2021

Treen

Treen
Treen

Aug 10, 2020

Top or ring

Top or ring
Top or ring

Feb 5, 2020

Miniature turning

Miniature turning
Miniature turning

Aug 7, 2019

Winged bowl

Winged bowl
Winged bowl

Feb 6, 2019

Collaborative / Training

Collaborative / Training
Collaborative / Training

Jul 8, 2021

School donation

School donation
School donation

Jan 6, 2021

4x4x4

4x4x4
4x4x4

Jul 1, 2020

School donation

School donation
School donation

Jan 8, 2020

Name badge

Name badge
Name badge

Jul 10, 2019

Sphere or Egg

Sphere or Egg
Sphere or Egg

Jan 2, 2019

Spindle turning

Spindle turning
Spindle turning

Images of President's Challenges and Show-N-Tell for years 2004 to 2018 can be found in our Chips & Chatter newsletters.

2018

JAN - Turned name badge

FEB - Thin walled bowl

MAR - Lidded box / Peppermill

APR - For the kitchen / not bowl

MAY - Top

JUN - Coloring a turned object

JUL - School donation

AUG - A bowl for aesthetics

SEP - Collaborate / training

OCT - Natural edge bowl / platter

NOV - Calabash

DEC - For the holidays

2015

JAN - One tool

FEB - Rude Osolnik

MAR - Inside / Outside

APR - Winged

MAY - Stemmed organic

JUN - Embellish

JUL - Faceplate w/bead/cove

AUG - Undercut rim

SEP - Twice turned

OCT - Purely sculptural

NOV - Treen

DEC - Holiday Ornament

2012

JAN - Found on a desk

FEB - Cracks or bark, not nat-ege

MAR - Bird house

APR - With finial

MAY - With legs (not glued on)

JUN - Pierced

JUL - Nut dish

AUG - Back to school

SEP - A tray (not a plate or platter)

OCT - Flutted

NOV - For the kitchen

DEC - Holiday purpose

2009

JAN - Handled

FEB - With holes

MAR - Cracked

APR - Treen

MAY - Toy

JUN - Natural edged

JUL - Glued

AUG - Repaired

SEP - Craft item

OCT - Legged

NOV - Not footed

DEC - Seasonal

2006

JAN - Turned name badge

FEB - Under 2 inches

MAR - Treen

APR - With bark

MAY - Top

JUN - Glued

JUL - With stem

AUG - Hollowed

SEP - With lid

OCT - Altered

NOV - With holes

DEC - Gift

2003

JAN - Turned name badge

FEB - Something handled

MAR - Nat. edge or bark inclusions

APR - Craft item

MAY - Spinning top

JUN - Hollow form

JUL - WIth stem

AUG - Glue up

SEP - None (no meeting)

OCT - Open forum

NOV - With holes

DEC - Xmas ornament

2000

JAN - An old thing

FEB - A new turned badge

MAR - Sphere larger than 3"

APR - Something with a stem

MAY - Mushrooms

JUN - A hollow something

JUL - Segmented turning

AUG - Something with a lid

SEP - Something with a hole

OCT - Natural edge turning

NOV - Something with a handle

DEC - Christmas ornament

2017

JAN - Embellishment

FEB - Home made tool or jig

MAR - Use the skew

APR - Segmented / glued up

MAY - Toy or top

JUN - Broken and repaired

JUL - Not wood

AUG - Wearable

SEP - Collaborate / training

OCT - Face or profile

NOV - Multi-axis

DEC - For the holidays

2014

JAN - Mushroom

FEB - Alternate chucking

MAR - Square bowl

APR - Sphere

MAY - Collaborative / teach

JUN - Not wood

JUL - Inlay

AUG - Complimentary pieces

SEP - Helix, spiral or threaded

OCT - Different model lathe

NOV - Lidded box

DEC - For the shop

2011

JAN - Laminated

FEB - Stemmed

MAR - Made from 4"x4"

APR - Egg

MAY - Hollow form

JUN - Not footed (no stands)

JUL - Patriotic

AUG - With handle

SEP - Color it

OCT - Winged

NOV - Lidded

DEC - Serving

2008

JAN - Starts with "J"

FEB - With an "F"

MAR - Starts with "M"

APR - With an "A"

MAY - Starts with "M"

JUN - Starts with a "J"

JUL - Starts with "J"

AUG - Starts with "A"

SEP - Starts with "S"

OCT - Starts with "O"

NOV - Starts with "N"

DEC - Starts with "D"

2005

JAN - Turned name badge

FEB - Flower holder

MAR - Broken / repaired

APR - With bark

MAY - Spinning top

JUN - Craft item

JUL - Colored

AUG - Glue up

SEP - With handle

OCT - Deliberately altered

NOV - Serving (hint: utilitarian)

DEC - Gift

2002

JAN - Natural edge turning

FEB - Craft item

MAR - Something with a handle

APR - Turning between centers

MAY - Spining top

JUN - Hollow form

JUL - Natural edge bowl

AUG - Stemmed turning

SEP - Multi-piece glue up

OCT - Seasonal turning

NOV - Open forum

DEC - Xmas decoration

1999

JAN - Name badge

FEB - Inspired by Merryl's demo

MAR - Weed pot

APR - Spindle turning

MAY - A vase

JUN - Hollow form

JUL - More than 1 type of wood

AUG - A lidded anything

SEP - A functional piece

OCT - Tool handle

NOV - Platter

DEC - Ornament

2016

JAN - Spindle

FEB - Bowl

MAR - Lidded turning

APR - Goblet

MAY - Natural edge

JUN - Top / toy

JUL - Plate / platter

AUG - Hollow form

SEP - Craft item

OCT - Artsy

NOV - Ornament

DEC - Favorite

2013

JAN - Thirteen

FEB - Off-axis

MAR - Two of a kind

APR - Raindrop

MAY - Wearable

JUN - 2 joined and different woods

JUL - Off-center

AUG - Pen, not from a kit

SEP - Whistle, flute, pan pipes, ...

OCT - Inside-out

NOV - Nut, pod or seed

DEC - Miniature

2010

JAN - Plate / platter

FEB - Inclusions

MAR - Using a screw center

APR - Between centers (no chucks)

MAY - Toy (a top is not acceptable)

JUN - Multi-axis

JUL - Textured

AUG - Sculptured

SEP - Faceplate (only)

OCT - Treen

NOV - Collaborated

DEC - Seasonal (not an ornament)

2007

JAN - Starts with "J"

FEB - Starts with "F"

MAR - Starts with "M"

APR -  Starts with "A"

MAY - Starts with "M"

JUN - Starts with "J"

JUL - Starts with "J"

AUG - Starts with "A"

SEP - Starts with "S"

OCT - Starts with "O"

NOV - Starts with "N"

DEC - Starts with "D"

2004

JAN - Plate / platter

FEB - Glue up

MAR - With lid

APR - Between centers

MAY - Top

JUN - Something added, not glue

JUL - Colored

AUG - Handled

SEP - Carved or altered

OCT - Seasonal

NOV - Natural edge

DEC - Decoration

2001

JAN - Any reverse turning

FEB - 2" or less turning

MAR - Natural edge turning

APR - Bowl with a lip

MAY - Top or turned toy

JUN - Glue up

JUL - Handled turning

AUG - Hollow form

SEP - Lidded turning

OCT - A bowl

NOV - Turning between centers

DEC - Xmas decoration

1998

JAN - Turned name badge

FEB - None

MAR - None

APR - A plate

MAY - A cup

JUN - A bowl to go with may cup

JUL - Lidded table bowl

AUG - Non-functional artwork

SEP - Spindle turning

OCT - End grain

NOV - Spinning top

DEC - Ornaments