SPW's Monthly Challenge Project




JANUARY            Any Jewelry Item (example: ring, bracelet, medallion, broach, hairpin, or necklace)

FEBRUARY          Toothpick Holder (any type)

MARCH               Any Offset Turning

APRIL                Ring Holder

MAY                   Baseball Bat (any size greater than 6 inches to a reasonable length)

JUNE                 Matching Grain Lidded Box or Bowl

JULY                  MALLET or Meat Tenderizer

AUGUST            Candlesticks (matched pair greater than 4 inches tall)

SEPTEMBER      Embellished Platter (any size greater than 8 inches)

OCTOBER          Natural Edge Bowl (any size)






1. For each challenge item please fill out a “Show and Tell” project entry slip.

2. Challenge project entry should be a turning produced for the current monthly challenge, and not shown at previous club meetings or in public previously. Project should not be a turning from any earlier production that fits the challenge type.

3. Challenge project entry must be a piece with major work requiring the use of the lathe (some non-turned hardware will be accepted where appropriate).

4. For each Challenge project brought, two raffle tickets will be awarded for use in that evenings club raffle (maximum of 3 challenge entries per meeting).

5. Monthly projects and guidelines are subject to change by SPW Leadership.



Southern Piedmont Woodturners (SPW) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, educational Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) and is supported in part by a grant from the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, and the Cabarrus Arts Council.

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.