Southern Alberta Woodworkers Society Biennial Exhibition

Community: Alberta - Design, Execution and education play a large role in directing this dedicated group of artisans.  Here is a sampling of their work that was on display during their most recent show. 

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Southern Alberta Woodworkers Society Biennial Exhibition



Photos by Benjamin Laird


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Tom Gorman
The Ring
Cherry
Figured English sycamore
Maple burl
“The concept for this table evolved from seeing a ring in a jewelery store window.”
 







Aric Hartley
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Eighty
Etimoe
Swiss Pear
Wenge
Baltic birch
 














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Michael Holton
Slab Table II
Cherry
Limestone
“I find the juxtaposition of the cherry and the stone to be to my liking. I found the technique of matching the surface of the stone to the wood to be challenging and satisfying.”


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Joe VanKeulen
A Bowl of Blackberries
Best Amateur/Student
Birch
“The piece was turned thin, so piercing would complement the pyrography. On the outside, the piercing itself is decorated to create the illusion of sea creatures, prehistoric and birdlike shapes.”
 


Bill Maniotakis
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Compact Writing Table
1st Place
Black walnut
White ash
“I made the prototype from ash, but wanted to ‘kick it up a notch’ by modifying the original square floating top for more visual interest.”
 
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Andy Lockhart
Rockabye Rylee
2nd Place
Figured maple
Jatoba
African blackwood
“By dovetailing the seat components into the outside rails, there is a nice contrast, but also a great feeling of traditional strength.”
 





Mike Mulvey
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Curvilinear Hall Table
Jatoba
Satin walnut
“The design avoids complexity while providing visual interest.”
 



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John Lavoie
7 of 9
3rd Place
Curly maple
Ebony
“7 of 9, eight for the client and one for the maker. This was assimilated from spare parts of a chair project; seven is the designation of my favorite Borg.”
















ROB BROWN
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