Presidential Challenge

The President’s challenge was created by our late President Susan Shane. It was her wish to tempt, prod and push the members out of their Turning comfort zone and try new techniques, styles and project type.

In her memory, we are not only keeping this new tradition alive, we have formed the President’s Challenge Iron-Man. Each year all members that complete ALL 6 Presidential Challenges will be honored by being named a Presidential Iron-Man and have their name engraved on the Memorial celebrating the President’s Challenge and the spirit of its creator Susan Shane.

 

 

For 2017;

The 1st President's Challenge:
  1. Turn something eliptical
  Novice: French style Rolling Pin with rounded ends
  Intermediate: Elliptical lidded box - with or without finials or stand
  Advanced: Something turned on an elliptical chuck (i.e., pendant or oval picture frame)
2. Check out this pdf for more details,
The 2nd President's Challenge:
 

1.Turn a 3-4 legged stool
2. Check out this pdf for the full details and suggested tutorials.

The 3rd President's Challenge:
 

1. Turn any natural edge bowl, goblet, candle holder, vase, mushroom, etc. Turners choice of project.

The 4th President's Challenge:
 

1. The 4th challenge of 2017 is: make a “threaded lidded box”.
2. Begining turners can turn a lidded box that will hold a jar.
3. Intermediate turners can turn a box fitted and glued to a jar that uses the threads of the jar for the threaded box.
4. Advanced turners can turn a true threaded box using either hand chased threads or a threading jig.
5.See this page for more details.

The 5th President's Challenge:
 

1.

The 6th President's Challenge:
 

1.

Presidential Challenges - 2017

Member Name
Elliptical
Stool
Natural Edge
Threaded Lidded Box
?
?
Clark Bixler
X
Ron Ford
X
X
Louie Harris
X
X
X
Kris Kazmierski
X
Steve Langrall
X
Alayna M.
X
X
X
Dave Maidt
X
X
X
Jim Oliver
X
Bob Pegram
X
Roland Shephard
X
Robert Sobczak
X
X
   
   
   
 
 
 

Note: Winners highlighted in yellow  

 

Presidential Challenges - 2016

Member Name
Tool
Handle
Apple or Pear
Board Bowl
Whistle
S/P Shakers
Holiday Ornament
Chuck Cohen
X
X
X
Richard Dietrich
X
X
X
X
X
X

Ron Ford

X
X
X
X
X
X
Greg Ham
X
X
X
X
Louis Harris
X
X
X
X
X
X
Don Keefer
X
Wayne Kuhn
X
Steve Langrall
X
X
X
X
X
X
Ken Leister
X
X
X
X
X
X
Bill Marr
X
Bob Rupp
X
X
X
David Smith
X
Bob Sobczak
X
X
X
X
X
X
Charles Stackhouse
X
X
X

Note: Winners highlighted in yellow  

 

Presidential Challenges - 2015

Member Name
Gavel/ Mallet
Lidded Box
Carver's
Mallet

Candle Sticks

Eccentric Turning
Holiday Ornament
Clark Bixler
X
X
X
X
X
X
Chuck Cohen
X
X
X
X
X
X
Ed Cohen
X
X
X
Richard Dietrich
X
X
X
X
X
X
Stan Dorman
X
John Fischer
X
Ron Ford
X
X
X
X
X
X
Ernie Grimm
X
Greg Ham
X
X
X
Louis Harris
X
X
X
X
X
X
Pete Johnson
X
X
Richard Kline
X
X
X
Wayne Kuhn
X
X
X
X
X
X
Robert Lindlau
X
X
Bill Marr
X
X
Dave Murphy
X
X
Bob Rupp
X
X
X
X
X
X
Roland Shepard
X
X
Charles Stackhouse
X
X
X
X
X
X

Note: Winners highlighted in yellow  

 

Presidential Challenges - 2014

Member Name
Ball & Cup Toy
Wing Crotch
Skinny Bowl

Baseball
Bat

Jewelry
Holiday Ornament
Clark Bixler
X
X
Richard Dietrich
X
X
X
X
X
X
Ron Ford
X
X
X
X
X
X
Greg Ham
X
X
Douglas Harris
X
X
X
X
X
X
Louis Harris
X
X
X
X
X
X
Pete Johnson
X
X
Wayne Kuhn
X
Kenny Leister
X
Larry Maccherone
X
X
X
X
X
X
Dave Maidt
X
X
X
X
X
X
Jim Oliver
X
Bob Pegram
X
X
X
X
Bob Rupp
X
X
Roland Shepard
X
Charles Stackhouse
X
X
X
X
X
X

Note: Winners highlighted in yellow  

 

Presidential Challenges - 2013

Member Name
Goblet
3 Wood Box
Platter
Bocci
Ball
Nat Edge Bowl
Finial
Box
Richard Dietrich
X
X
X
X
X
X
John Fisher
X
Ron Ford
X
X
X
X
X
X
Louis Harris
X
X
X
X
X
X
Pete Johnson
X
Stephen Jones
X
Wayne Kuhn
X
X
X
X
X
X
Dave Maidt
X
Jim Oliver
X
X
Bob Pegram
X
Bob Rupp
X
Roland Shepard
X
X
David Smith
X
X

Note: Winners highlighted in yellow  

 

 

 

 

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