Items on display ranged from hand-crafted benches, dressers and gaming tables to working clocks. One student project featured a coffee-table sized, functioning Super Nintendo controller. Several students even entertained offers to purchase their completed pieces.
Student projects were judged for quality and finish by faculty and industry professionals, including event sponsor Rampa Tec, a hardware supply company. During the evaluation process, students answered questions from judges about the processes that were involved in the construction of their various projects.
Ian Ferguson, a second-year student in the Woodworking Technology co-op program, was awarded the top prize of $500 for his Asian-inspired table, and also received a plaque to commemorate his accomplishments.
The Woodworking Centre of Ontario is a 50,000 square foot facility at Conestoga that ranks among the world’s top woodworking training centres. Students have access to both custom woodworking and production training as well as the latest in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and drafting technology. For more information, visit the website.