Regeneration: Sponsors and Award Winners

Thanks to handsome support from our Exhibition and Award Sponsors, entrants are eligible for a generous array of gifts and awards, as detailed below. Major prizes were announced at the exhibition’s opening reception on September 16, 2011 at the Messler Gallery in Rockport, Maine. The one exception was the Peoples’ Choice Award, which was given to Phil Leonard’s chair on April 15, 2011 through a public voting process on Facebook in which approximately 1600 individuals participated.



Top Honors

Each of the seven major award winners will receive a $300 gift certificate to Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, plus the following category-specific prizes.

  Juror’s Best-in-Show


  Russell F. Gale, Jr.

  The Garboard Strake (Sideboard), 2009


$1,500 tool package from Festool USA



  Fine Woodworking Craftsmanship Award


  Nate Blaisdell

  Cabinet, 2008


Powermatic 2800 18” variable-speed drill press (or equivalent credit toward another Powermatic or Jet machine)


  People’s Choice Award


  Phillip Leonard

  Dining Chair, 2010


Jet 16" bandsaw (or equivalent credit toward another Powermatic or Jet machine)


  Studio Furniture


  George Dubinsky

  Cambium, 2010


Jet JWP-160S 16” planer (or equivalent credit toward another Powermatic or Jet machine)




  Ginny Blanchard

  Screen, 2011 


Powermatic 719T Tilt Table Mortiser (or equivalent credit toward another Powermatic or Jet machine)




  Bryan Klotz

  Butcher's Bowl, 2010




Powermatic 14” bandsaw (or equivalent credit toward another Powermatic or Jet machine)


  Boxes, Containers, and Lighting


  Brett MacLearnsberry

  Beech Blossom, 2010 


Jet OES-80CS Oscillating edge sander (or equivalent credit toward another Powermatic or Jet machine)



Entrants’ Award

Every entrant has received a coupon worth $20 toward their next $100 purchase at Woodcraft


Exhibitors’ Awards

Each of the 22 exhibitors will receive:

- a Model 450 compact router from Delta/Porter Cable

- a package of clamps valued at $100 from IRWIN Tools

- a 10” Premier Fusion saw blade from Freud

- a 10” DuoSharp® bench stone with base from DMT

- Shipping provided for by the Exhibition Sponsors