Throughout the year we have occasional contests that challenge the member's woodworking skills and creativity. One of the popular contests is the annual box making contest pictures above. Another is our annual "2x4" contest where the aim is simply to produce an item from a single eight foot length of normal construction grade 2'' x 4" lumber. In both of these contests certificates are awarded for different categories including: most original, most useful, most intricate, most puzzling and most beautiful.
Recent entries for the "2x4" contest have included:-
A box to keep a straight edge in
A three legged stool that was designed in Google SketchUp to ensure maximum use of the lumber available.
A chair with laminated bent legs and a woven seat
A propeller driven fighter plane and a Star Wars X-wing fighter