In our previous blog post we featured the Arbortech staff woodworking competition winners.
If you missed our previous blog post on the competition winners you can check it out here.
We had some great submissions from our staff and we’d like to share these projects with you to showcase their fantastic work. Check out the woodworking projects below.

 

Plywood Cluster Table
 This table will be one of six, creating a cluster table.
Created by: Kevin Inkster (CEO)
Wood used: Plywood Cluster Table

Arbortech tools used:

Kevin at work on his cluster table

 

Myrtle Turtle 

Created by: Kristine Inkster (Executive Director)

Wood used: Queensland Myrtle wood
Arbortech tools used:

Kristine carving the details on the turtle

 

Celtic Door
Created by: Matthew Cormack (R&D)

Wood used: Pine wood

Arbortech tools used:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celtic Door was milled to size and doweled

 

Perth Skyline
Created by: Nora Redzwan (Sales)

Wood used: Camphor wood

Arbortech tools used:

 

 

Representation of Perth Skyline
My Grand Daughter’s Clock
Created by: Peter Tashjian (Production)
A photo calendar with monthly and yearly photos were inserted into round pockets into their appropriate location. A clock was mounted, chiselled letters and the face of Peter’s grand-daughter were inscribed.

Arbortech tools used:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter’s clock for his grand-daughter

 

Stretch

Created by: Steve Marsh (Finance Dept)

Wood used: Pine wood

Arbortech tools used:

 

 

“Stretch” giraffe

 

The Golden Dragon

Created by: Barry Fitzpatrick (Production)

Wood used: Jarrah

Arbortech tools used:

Using the Power Chisel to carve out the dragon

 

Stool With Sad Face
Created by: Rocky Xu (R&D)
Wood used: Pine wood

Arbortech tools used:

 

Carving from the wood using the Mini TURBO

 

Pagan Cross

Created by: Bill Ginn (Manufacturing Team)
Wood used: Curly Jarrah

Arbortech tools used:

 

 

Using the Power Chisel to carve out the cross

 

 

Live, Love, Laugh
Created by: Christine Taylor (Secretary)

Wood used: Sheoak

Arbortech tools used:

 

 

Christine’s piece and message was inspired by Vicky Galbraith’s attitude to life

 
Created by: Peter Godden (Arbortech shareholder)Turbo Fossil

This was Peter’s first time using the TURBO Plane and he said that “the TURBO Plane allowed me to express my creative desires in a way that gave me the freedom to explore different techniques, textures and shapes which were previously difficult to achieve. Whilst the convex of this piece invokes the observer to experience texture, shadow, form in contrast, the concave face offers the subtle qualities of colour and grain patterns. So it is with this sculpture I have looked at opposing surfaces, allowing a deeper appreciation of my creative process, the wonders of natural wood and the great tools to carve it with.

Wood used: Sheoak

Arbortech tools used:

 

 

Peter’s first experience using the TURBO Plane and he loved it
REMINDER: We hope you have enjoyed viewing our staff competition woodworking projects and stirred some inspiration in you to use Arbortech tools to create some amazing woodworking projects and sculptures.
What are your thoughts on our staff’s woodworking projects? We’d love to hear from you! Please leave your comments below in the comments section.

 

The public Woodworking Competition has been extended and closes on Monday 22nd July 2013 by 4.00pm WST.
We are still accepting entries so please send through your entries by clicking here.
Enter your woodworking project today for a chance to win a fantastic Arbortech tools pack up to the value of $1,000 AUD!
For all competition details and entry forms please click here.
Best of luck!!

As you may have read from our previous blog post, Arbortech celebrated 25 years in business this year on June 30th by hosting a anniversary party which one of the event’s highlights was the staff woodworking competition.

 

Last year we ran an Arbortech staff woodworking competition for the first time and the woodworking projects that were submitted showed us that our staff are quite the wood artists!  Click hereto see last year’s woodworking project submissions by our staff.

 

This year’s woodworking project entries were just as fantastic and it’s great to see the woodworking skills of our staff have improved and they have gone on to create more fabulous woodworking pieces.

 

The winning woodworking project were awarded prizes in the categories of;

  • People’s Choice
  • Most Practical
  • Best Project Plan
  • Best Novice

 

Drumroll please….here are the winning staff woodworking projects for 2013.

 

Winner “People’s Choice” 

This piece represented the project that received the most votes at the show. This is a chip and dip bowl which Junior spontaneously thought up when the woodworking competition was announced.

 

The “One”

Created by: Junior Linke (Manufacturing Team)

Wood used: Olive wood

Arbortech tools used:

 

 

Junior hard at work on his project

 

Winner “Most Practical” 

For the second year in a row, Bela has reclaimed the title for the “Most Practical” project. The “Souper Ladle” is now a permanent kitchen utensil in Bela’s household.

 

“Souper Ladle”

Created by: Bela Inkster (Graphic Designer)

Wood used: Olive wood and Jarrah

Arbortech tools used:

Mini-TURBO

 

Winner “Best Project Plan”

For the second year in a row, Sven has won a prize in the woodworking competition. Last year he won the “Best In Show” title for his “Contemplation Bench” and this year still a winner, won the “Best Project Plan” category for his well documented project plan of his Sculpted Coffee Table.

 

“Sculpted Coffee Table”

Created by: Sven Blicks (General Manager)

Wood used: Jarrah board and Karri, sourced from a salvage yard

Arbortech tools used:

 

 

“Sculpted Coffee Table” with removable top

 

Weekend project – Sven working on his woodworking project

 

 

Sculpted coffee table work in progress
Winner “Best Novice”

This is Ismail’s first woodworking project and everyone was impressed with what was produced from a novice woodworker.

 

“Fish”

Created by: Ismail Amat (Manufacturing Team)

Wood used: Pine wood

Arbortech tools used:

Power Chisel

 

 

“Fish” leaf like motif carving
Congratulations to Junior, Bela, Sven and Ismail on your woodworking project win!

 

What are your thoughts on the winning projects?

 

We’d love to hear your comments and thoughts! Please leave your commentary below in the comments section.

 

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