|Pete, his table and gift certificate -- Congrats!!|
Pete Hauser with his beautiful table. He decided to use a construction grade piece of Redwood. He won a $100.00 gift card from Lee Valley.
|Mike Cook, Second Place Carving --- Congrats!!|
|John Eugster, Third Place Stool -- Congrats !!|
The project that came in third place was my stool. This was made from a 2x4 of Douglas Fir. The top was woven from Hong Kong Seagrass and the mortise and tenon joints are pegged with Chakte Kok dowels.
All of the work was so nicely done that everyone wanted to get a bit of the "back story" on their creation.
|Nutcracker: 2x4 was resawn into thirds, features movable jaw, lighted eyes, and dowel arms.|
|Ned's hand cut Dovetailed box featuring a wooden hinge.|
|Ken with his dog bed, notice the dog bone posts!|
|Jim's Lantern, he used Vellum as a substitute for traditional rice paper|
|Jamie made these during a "hungry moment" The platter was laminated, force dried, and turned within 2 hours!|
|Neal's' candle holders with a Christmas/winter motif|
|Set of puzzle blocks made by Ed|
|Lupe's wooden gourmet kitchen assortment|
Lupe, being the overachiever that she is, also made a second project which Norm created the decals for. The dead flat black flocking generated a lot of interest so here is a LINK to her supplier.
|Richard's Wine Presentation Box|
This wine presentation box that features finger joints and a sliding lid brought quite a few positive comments from Jamie who coerced him, eh I mean suggested that it should be added to the raffle table. Being a good sport Richard added it to the already full table of donated items.
|Donated Items for the Raffle which brought about $150.00 to the club.|
|Happy New Year|
This ended the formal part of the party and people started to filter out. I was among those so I have no idea how long others may have stayed but there was plenty of food and libations to keep you there for quite some time! Thanks to all of you that attended, brought food, and created a project for the challenge. Sounds as if some are already planning what to do for next year so my guess is that this will become a tradition with the club.
Last but not least; as always Lupe does a great job of taking photographs and videos at our meetings. We've tried several different ways to get them from her camera, to my computer, and then on to the blog. I usually edit them to illustrate the content of the blog. Since there were so many interesting, random shots taken throughout the party here's is a link to the "contact sheet" of all the pictures. I'm pretty sure you'll be able to view it via this LINK. I won't guarantee it though, you may need to have a Dropbox account which is how we share the files now.
Merry Christmas to You and Yours,
Have a Happy New Year