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
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
FIRST PLACE AWARD
ProMAX Router table
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
3 1/2-HP Plunge Router
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.
THIRD PLACE AWARD
8" Carbide Dado Set
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"
POPULAR WOODWORKING MAGAZINE
Each entrant to this contest receives a complementary one-year subscription to Popular Woodworking magazine (a $19.95 value!).