The Len Thomas Novice Challenge

The Len Thomas Novice Challenge is designed to assist and improve the woodturning skills of novice turners by offering constructive feedback.

Len Thomas a former GAW member left a cup to award each year to encourage Novice Turners. There is also a £50 tool voucher awarded for the same purpose.

The Novice challenge helps you hone your recently acquired turning skills and you get useful constructive feedback on your work.

The winner will be announced at the AGM (Annual General Meeting) in April. 2019/2020 winner was Mark Pickering.

Items are evaluated on :

      • Execution/workmanship
      • Finish
      • Accuracy / Ability to follow plan
      • General appearance