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Northern Woods set for October in Minnesota


The Minnesota Woodworkers Guild will present its 37th Northern Woods Exhibition Oct. 7-10 at the Eden Prairie Center in Eden Prairie, Minn.

The annual show is one of the nation’s premier fine woodworking exhibitions. It features a variety of hand-crafted art pieces including wood turnings, carvings, sculpture, and furniture by professional and amateur woodworkers.

The event provides regional woodworkers of all ages and skill levels a venue to display and discuss their craft as well as receive recognition and encouragement. The guild distributes over $5,000 in prizes in 14 different award categories. It is free and open to the public.

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Turning competition at AWFS

Turning to the Future, a competition sponsored by the American Association of Woodturners, featured turned items on display throughout the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas.

Featured pieces were made by artisans from high schools and post-secondary schools throughout the country. Work was evaluated on craftsmanship, aesthetic appeal, creativity and/or utility and process documentation.

All forms of turning were eligible, including but not limited to traditional, multi-axis, segmented and rose engine/ornamental. All work had to be created at least significantly in part on the lathe.

Brett Garrett of Iowa State University won the grand prize. Charlie Hamilton of Mills E. Godwin High School in Richmond, Va. won the high school division, while Noah Schuerman of the University of Idaho won the post-secondary division.

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