Feb 032021

Rules Relating to the 2021 Photographic Competition

  1. Projects submitted for the competition should have been constructed by members entering the competition, within the last 3 years and not previously entered in a Club competition.
  2. Projects should be of a nature whereby they cannot be entered into the Club’s annual woodworking competition, for example, they are too large/ fixed in place, etc.
  3. Judging of projects will be undertaken by all members present at the meeting at which the competition is held.
  4. As projects will be judged based on photographs and related descriptions, entrants should ensure they submit sufficient photographs to enable a full assessment of the merits of their entry or entries.
  5. Photographs of the project during construction phase would be welcome.
  6. Photographs should, if possible, be taken from different angles and include close ups of any notable woodworking features or joints.
  7. Entrants should submit for each project a brief fact sheet detailing materials and techniques used and any notable features of the project.
  8. There will be three categories of projects – indoor projects, outdoor projects and workshop projects.
  9. Entries should be submitted via email to Ron* to allow circulation to members.
  10. Entrants will be requested to make a brief presentation to members prior to judging.

The judging criteria and points allocations for the competition were as follows:

  1. Finish (appropriate for conditions and well applied) 20 pts
  2. Construction (techniques, joints, etc) 25 pts
  3. Design 25 pts (more points for original or modified designs)
  4. Use of recycled material 10 pts
  5. Fit for use (how useful is it?) 20 pts
Nov 062020

Chris gave a great presentation to members on sharpening. Here it is for those who couldn’t make it to the meeting, but try to come next time if you can – you learn so much more being there!


And these are the videos Chris showed.

Now you can get working on those Christmas presents with nice sharp tools!

Oct 312020

A couple of great items from members for our first meeting back.

Mick shared his experience how his dust control project grew after talking to fellow Tritoners. Mick’s next presentation aims to share his further experience in progressing this project referencing ‘Dust Control Made Simple’ by Sandor Nagyszalanczy.

Click on the book cover below for a bit more information.

John W then presented the results of his investigative work on building a Biesemyer style rip fence for the Triton 2000. He believes it can also apply to an MK3.

Click on the picture below to obtain the plans and instructions.

And a few videos on the same topic for your viewing pleasure.

Happy woodworking!