2017 S.A.W.S. Exhibition - Canadian Woodworking Magazine

Community: Southern Alberta

2017 S.A.W.S. Exhibition

2017 S.A.W.S. Exhibition

Photos by Barry Blatz

The Southern Alberta Woodworkers Society (S.A.W.S.) is a nonprofit organization based in Calgary, Alberta that encourages fine woodwork, as well as communication between its members and the public. They have been operating since 1983, and put on a biennial exhibition to showcase their members’ work. The pieces pictured here were from the S.A.W.S. 2017 exhibition.

Paul Fitzpatrick
Blanket Box
Cherry, walnut, aromatic cedar
37" x 19" x 21"
Dallas Gara
Cherry Rocking Chair
People’s Choice
Curly cherry, curly maple
44" x 26" x 46"
Adrian Lay
Twisted Coffee Table
First Place
Curly maple, wenge, glass
36" x 19" x 19"
John Lavoie
Copper Mesh Jewel Chest
Big leaf maple burl, ebony, rosewood, copper
18" x 12" x 6"
Kai Muenzer
Planetary System
Maple, walnut
27" x 24" x 57"
David Ross
White Oak Bench
White oak, poplar
44-1/2" x 15" x 19"
Juerg Salzgeber
Transcendent Warp
Third Place
Poplar, myrtle burl, glass
18" x 18" x 74"
Mike Mulvey
Writing Desk
Second Place
Walnut, walnut burl, ebony
46" x 24" x 29-1/2"
Tom Gorman
Honourable Mention
Curly maple, kewazinga bubinga, sycamore, maple, ebony, abalone shell
32" x 28-1/2" x 41-1/2"

Ted Branton
Let it Snow
Peruvian walnut, maple, cherry, brass
15" x 1" x 11"


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