Arbortech Staff Woodworking Competition
- Best in Show
- Most Creative
- Best Novice
- Most Practical
After the initial mingle, everyone was keen to view the woodworking projects on exhibit. There were an impressive array of projects and the winning woodworking pieces were “People’s Choice” winners.The crowd excitedly examined the projects on display and placed their votes with the winning contenders being;
Winner “Best in Show”
Created by: Sven (General Manager)
Sven’s creation of the “Contemplation” bench was voted “Best in Show”. Sven drew his inspiration from a project plan from the Woodcraft website and the bench was created with the intention of being an outdoor bench but now has established it’s new-found home indoors as a practical piece of furniture.
Wood used: Reclaimed Tuart and Jarrah
Tool used: TurboPlane
Winner “Most Creative”
“Flow” Interpretive Piece
Created by:Christopher (Sales Representative)
Christopher’s “Flow” creation took out the title for the “Most Creative” piece. This project had the crowd in awe as to what the piece represented, but being an interpretive piece it is really based on what the piece means to the individual so in that sense it could really be anything!
Wood used: Camphor Laurel Wood
Tools used: TurboPlane, Mini Grinder, Mini Grinder Sanding Discs, Arbortech Oil
|“Flow” Interpretive Piece|
Winner “Best Novice”
“The Last Leaf of Autumn” tray
Created by: Nora (Sales)
This was Nora’s first attempt at woodworking and we are mighty impressed with her creation of a piece that doesn’t fall short of what a more experienced woodworker would produce. Votes went to Nora’s tray for “Best Novice” and everybody agreed this was a fantastic creation for a first timer. Great piece in terms of being a decorative item as well as functional.
Wood used: Camphor Laurel wood
Tools used: TurboPlane, Mini Grinder, Mini Industrial Blade, Mini Sanders, Arbortech Oil
|“The Last Leaf of Autumn” tray|
Winner “Most Practical”
Created by: Bela (Graphic Designer)
Bela’s Mac computer screen was originally rested on a pile scruffy yellow pages and his desk was resembling something of a clutter fest. So what a bright idea it was to give his desk and workspace a makeover with an ever so practical computer stand with inbuilt stationary holders. Great idea and being very practical Bela’s “Apple Tree” computer stand claimed the title for “Most Practical”.
Wood used: Jarrah
Tools used: TurboPlane, Mini TurboPlane
|“Apple Tree” computer stand|
Our staff woodworking competition encouraged team spirit, participation and above all, fun with woodworking. We wanted to encourage our team to have a go at woodworking and it was fantastic to see what our staff could do with a bit of wood, some tools and a drive to create a woodworking project. As a result we had fabulous competition entries and a fun, social day.
As a roundup the Arbortech band entertained the crowd with their rendition of a few classic melodies.
See the band’s performance on video here at our Facebook page.