The LAW Monthly Challenge was originally introduced by Jaunine F.

As a highly accomplished science teacher and outstanding woodturner, Jaunine’s idea of the monthly challenge was to take us out of our comfort zone(s) and make something we might not ordinarily turn to learn new skills, while expanding our collective woodturning horizons.

A teacher in Earth and Space Sciences, Astronomy, Physics, and Environment and Ecology, Jaunine has also served as a Lead Teacher Mentor and Science Department Chair, is certified in General Science and Earth and Space sciences, and is infusing STEAM, design thinking, coding, and maker spaces throughout her district. She is a NASA Preferred Educator and has participated in several educator projects including the Jet Propulsion Lab’s Mars Exploration Rover Mission. Her contributions to LAW have been outstanding, showing masterful creativity that is refreshing and inspiring to all.

On this page is the complete list of 2023 Challenges; Challenge pictures, links, documents, videos or anything else pertaining to the LAW 2023 Monthly Challenge will be added as the year progresses.

January: Celebrate- Turn Bottle Stoppers, Bottle Openers, Goblets, or other items to celebrate the new year.
February: Jewelry- Create an object of wearable art.
March: Mallet Madness- Mallets are particularly useful shop-made tools for woodturners. Turn a mallet that you can use in your shop. Even better- Turn several and swap mallets with other members at our March Meeting.
April: Astronomy- Incorporate an astronomical theme in your turning.
May: Collaboration- Team up with another turner or turners to create an object that showcases each of your skills.
June: Procrastination- Finish turning a project that you've been putting off for far too long.
July: Return of the Flying Saucers! Turn a flying saucer/flying disc for our second annual disc throw competition at the club annual summer picnic.
August: Elements of Nature- Use a natural, non-wood item or items in your turning. Seed, leaves, feathers, shells, etc.
September: Second Chance- Give a second chance to a piece that may have otherwise gone into the fireplace.
October: Part of a Whole- Showcase a project where a turned item is just part of object.
November: Natural Edges- Turn a piece of wood retaining the natural edge of the blank.
December: Illumination- Make something that incorporates light to brighten up the winter darkness.