Canadian Woodworking

SAWS Fine Works in Wood Exhibition 2023

Author: Rob Brown
Photos: Howard Mah
Published: November 2023

Some of the best woodworkers from Canada’s west coast built pieces for the 40th anniversary exhibition, and the results show it.

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After missing the previous exhibition due to COVID-19, the Southern Alberta Woodworkers Society (SAWS) was pleased to be able to present the Fine Works in Wood Exhibition 2023. This was the 40th anniversary of the event, which began in 1983. Some of the best woodworkers from the west coast built pieces for the exhibition, and the results show it. With about 50 pieces entered, it’s clear that woodworking, furniture making and turning are alive and well. Here’s a collection of the award winners. For more information and to see all of the other entrants, visit SAWS.ca.

Lazy Spiral
Doug Drury Harold Biswanger Award

Lazy Spiral

Detritus
Douglas Pueschel Best Overall – Second Place

Detritus

Tree Vessel
Dale Lowe Best Turning

Tree Vessel

MG Design
Michael Gould Best Overall – First Place Best Furniture Category

MG Design

Burl Within Burl
Herm Stolte Best Overall – Honourable Mention

Burl Within Burl

The Bridge Bench
Mark Qualizza Best Overall – Third Place

The Bridge Bench

Curly Maple Platter
Dale Lowe Best Finish

Curly Maple Platter

Wine Cabinet
Ralph Reichenback Special

Wine Cabinet

Cabinet of Wenge and Anigre
Mike Mulvey Best Overall – Honourable Mention 2

Cabinet of Wenge and Anigre

Jatoba Low Table
Rene Lebel Best Overall – Honourable Mention 3

Jatoba Low Table

Greenman Poker Box
Ryan Andrusky Best Other Category

Greenman Poker Box

Kumiko Lamp
Rene Lebel Best First-Time Entry

Kumiko Lamp

Rob Brown - [email protected]

Rob is a studio furniture maker and the editor at Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement. Instagram at @RobBrownTeaches

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