Young Woodworker of the Year

Woodworkers aged 17 or younger are invited to enter the Quercus Magazine Young Woodworker of the Year 2022 challenge, sponsored by Lie-Nielsen Toolworks. The leading entry will win a Lie-Nielsen Bronze Low Angle Block Plane (LN102).

Entrants are asked to make a box, the size to fit the prize. The internal dimensions need to be no less than 5 1/2in  (140mm) long x 1 7/8in (50mm) wide x 2 1/4in (57mm) tall, with the fit neither too snug nor too slack.

The boxes will be judged by:
• Quality of design
• Choice of timber
• Technical ability
• Finish
• Fit of the plane
• Lid/body alignment
• Decoration

Entries must be sent to Quercus Magazine, Church Lodge, Church Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 8HA, with your name, address, email address and phone number. Please package as securely as possible so we can return your entry after judging.

Entrants cannot submit more than one box each, and the age of the top 10 entrants will be checked after shortlisting, when entrants must be 17 or younger. Anyone of that age is eligible, from anywhere in the world.

The deadline is 1st September 2022, and the results will be announced on 1st December 2022.

Good luck. We look forward to your entry.

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