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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.

2022 Challenges

JAN

It Came Out Of The Sky

Fantasy Creation inspired by Creedence Clearwater song from 1969.


Creedence Clearwater Revival - It Came Out Of The Sky


Lyrics to the song


You can use this song as inspiration or make up your own story, as long as the first six words are "It Came Out Of The Sky".

FEB

You Better Shop Around

Participants will visit the shops of 2 club members. Shop host will give you some item of material and you will use that item in a turning or make a turning from it. What is given is negotiable. Report ideas from the shop you find useful or inspiring.


You can find the shops of SVW members by going to the page


https://www.svwoodturners.com/shops


There is a phone number below their names on each of those pins in the map. You can call those numbers and arrange to visit their shops.

MAR

Can You Handle It

Make a tool handle. Upgrade one of your existing turning tools. Buy a new tool unhandled and make it yours. (5% discount from D-Way tools for club members)

APR

Bird Bath

Springtime for our Feathered Friends. This one is for the birds.

MAY

Line Exercise

What is Art? Are you an artist? Do you want to be an artist? Do you make Art, or Craft?

If you really want something to happen, you need to get out of its way and let it happen. It is not a bowl we are making. It is a perfect line. We are here to be of service to the line.  

Make the line. Change the line. Help the line discover what it wants to be. Keep refining the line until it is Right. If you SEE the line you will know when it is not right.

"No man ever steps in the same river twice. For it's not the same river and he's not the same man."

BE HERE NOW and experience being in the moment of true creation.

JUN

True Grit

Turning made without using sandpaper.

Challenge your ability to cut well. Scraping is OK if you are That Way, but NO sandpaper anywhere. Look for ways to improve your cutting skills.

JUL

School Donation

Special project for school auction.

AUG

Tapering Off

Turn some Morse Tapers on your own and incorporate into your turning methods. Share the best use you have found that employs this idea.


eg: Friction chuck for Lamp pulls, Pen Mandrels, Sphere turning centers, Sanding profiles.


If you did not receive a Morse Taper Jig by Steven Dahout please let me know. I still have a few available, but there are not enough to give everyone a second copy.  

- Steve

SEP

On Strike

Turn a Mallet / Striking tool.

Mini Mallet or "Tapper" can be all wood or use other materials as desired. 


These can be real Keepers.  I still have and use the mallet I made 30 years ago & love it. 

- Steve

OCT

On Point

Make a vortex tool from scratch. 

*Club has arranged to get 3/8 rod hardened M42 Cobalt HSS from D-way Tools.  Make fixed handle or quick change to suit.

NOV

Spinning Tops

A tradition in our club. Make a spinning top. The longest spinning top wins.

DEC

Beads of Courage

Make an uplifting gift for a child.

The Jig Is Up

Useful tool or fixture you have made or invented.

Any shop-made item that is useful for woodturning.

My Favorite

Tool / Method / Wood / Technique / Project

- Share the best of your woodturning world

- This can be a regular topic for every meeting similar to President's Challenges and Show-and-Tell.

One Tool Wonder - The Skew

Make a turning using only a skew chisel. 

  • Sandpaper is OK

  • No Carbide Insert tools allowed.

Dec 8, 2022

Beads Of Courage

Beads Of Courage
Beads Of Courage

Jun 2, 2022

True Grit

True Grit
True Grit

Dec 2, 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, 2022

Spinning tops

Spinning tops
Spinning tops

May 5, 2022

Line Excercise

Line Excercise
Line Excercise

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 6, 2022

On point

On point
On point

Apr 7, 2022

Bird bath

Bird bath
Bird bath

Oct 7, 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 8, 2022

On strike

On strike
On strike

Mar 3, 2022

Can you handle it

Can you handle it
Can you handle it

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 4, 2022

Tapering off

Tapering off
Tapering off

Feb 3, 2022

You better shop around (or) use skew

You better shop around (or) use skew
You better shop around (or) use skew

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 7, 2022

School donation

School donation
School donation

Jan 6, 2022

It came out of the sky

It came out of the sky
It came out of the sky

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