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 here to 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.
Created by: Junior Linke (Manufacturing Team)
Wood used: Olive wood
Arbortech tools used: TURBOPlane, Mini-TURBO, Mini-Sander extension and chainsaw
|Carving and shaping|
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.
Created by: Bela Inkster (Graphic Designer)
Wood used: Olive wood and Jarrah
Arbortech tools used: Mini-TURBO, bandsaw, olive oil finish
|Bela at the beginning stages of his project|
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: TURBOPlane, Mini-Grinder, Mini-Grinder, bandsaw
|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.
Created by: Ismail Amat (Manufacturing Team)
Wood used: Pine woodArbortech tools used: Power Chisel, Mini-Sander
|"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.