Jewelry Box Contest
January 1, 2005

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ere are the results of our second craftsmanship awards competition, the WoodCentral Jewelry Box Contest. The deadline for entries was midnight on December 15, 2004. There were a total of 20 entries for this contest.

The Contest

    Entrants were asked to design and build a jewelry box, which was defined as a container that would normally sit on a dresser or makeup table, with compartments and/or storage devices for various types of jewelry. Entries were limited to jewelry boxes completed within the 2004 calendar year. Floor-standing jewelry boxes or cases were not eligible.
    Contestants entered the contest by submitting photos of their jewelry boxes along with written descriptions of dimensions, materials, construction techniques, design notes and anything else that would help to inform the judges' decisions.

Judges & Judging Criteria

    Our panel of judges for this contest included Lee Grindinger (furnituremaker, Livingston, MT), Richard Jones (designer-craftsman, woodworking instructor, Aylesbury, U.K.), David Marks (designer-craftsman, star of DIY network's "Wood Works," Santa Rosa, CA) and Ellis Walentine (designer-craftsman, webmaster, Springtown, PA).
    The three primary judging criteria were design, craftsmanship and degree of difficulty. Design considerations include function, originality, choice of materials, engineering and appearance. Craftsmanship includes how well the piece is made and finished, with attention paid to tight joints and tolerances, fair curves, surface preparation, appropriate and well-executed finishes, etc. Degree of difficulty includes the scale and scope of the piece, as well as the relative difficulty of constructing it.
    I am confident that you will enjoy the amazing variety of talent and inspired workmanship on these pages. Thanks again to our contestants for a job well done!

... Ellis Walentine, Webmaster




CONTEST PRIZES
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FIRST PRIZE: Bench Dog Router Table
FIRST PRIZE:
Bench Dog Router Table

COURTESY OF
Routerbits on the Web



SECOND PRIZE:
Festool OF2000E
3 1/2-HP Plunge Router

COURTESY OF

Festool USA

THIRD PRIZE: Northwoods Carbide Dado Set
THIRD PRIZE:
Northwoods Dado-Master
8" Carbide Dado Set

COURTESY OF

Ridge Carbide Tool Inc.

PREMIUM: One-Year Subscription to Popular Woodworking Magazine.
CONTEST PREMIUM
One-Year Subscription
to Popular Woodworking

COURTESY OF

Popular Woodworking Magazine




THE PRIZES





FIRST PLACE AWARD
Bench Dog
ProMAX Router table


COURTESY OF:
ROUTERBITS ON THE WEB


This new Bench Dog router table, introduced this summer for the first time at the 2004 IWF Show in Atlanta, GA, it has a solid cast-iron top and is mounted on a floor stand that is loaded with storage space. Bench Dog's award-winning router table accessories and features are all standard on this high-end workhorse.



SECOND PLACE AWARD
Festool OF2000E
3 1/2-HP Plunge Router


COURTESY OF:
FESTOOL USA


This is a brand new model to the US market, introduced at the 2004 IWF Show in Atlanta,GA. It redefines smooth operation and comes with Festool's customary top-shelf engineering and accessories.
  • Power consumption 2000 W
  • Amperage 16.7 A
  • Clamping collet 1/2" (also available: 1/4"dia.)
  • Rotary speed 12000-22000 rpm
  • Fast depth adjustment range 2 9/16" (65 mm)
  • Fine adjustment range 13/64" (5 mm)
  • Adjustment accuracy 1/256" (0.1 mm)
  • Weight 11.2 lbs (5.1 kg)




    THIRD PLACE AWARD
    Northwoods Dado-Master
    8" Carbide Dado Set


    COURTESY OF:
    RIDGE CARBIDE TOOL CORP.


    This high-quality stacking dado set will cut tearout-free, flat-bottom dados in lumber, plywood and composite materials. Width range from 1/4" to 29/32"
    Set includes:
  • (2) Outside Dado Blades, 5 Neg. Hook, 5/8" Bore
  • (4) 1/8" x 4-Tooth Chipper
  • (1) 1/16" x 4-Tooth Chipper
  • (1) 3/32" x 4-Tooth Chipper
  • Shim Set
  • Instruction Sheet


    PREMIUM AWARD
    One-Year Subscription

    COURTESY OF:
    POPULAR WOODWORKING MAGAZINE


    Each entrant to this contest receives a complementary one-year subscription to Popular Woodworking magazine (a $19.95 value!).

    Thanks to everyone who participated!
    Watch for announcements of upcoming WoodCentral craftsmanship awards competitions.