Maktec/Makita & The Home Handyman magazine 'Make a kitchen gadget' competition

The 2014 Maktec/Makita and The Home Handyman magazine ‘Make a kitchen gadget’ competition was well supported with some well-designed, creative and professionally executed entries.

 

Readers were invited to design and construct a useful kitchen gadget for the 2014 Maktec/Makita ‘Make a kitchen gadget’ competition. It had to be functional, but there was no restriction on creativity. The gadget could be made from any type of wood, man-made board and/or metal.

 

Each gadget was judged in two categories – Innovation and Craftsmanship – with three prizes in each category. Innovation took into account the originality and creativity of the gadget, while Craftsmanship looked at the quality of craftsmanship, joinery and the overall finish.

 

Here’s a look at this year’s winners as well as all the other entries.

Innovation

Winner: Marco Hardijzer

Prize: Maktec and/or Makita power tools voucher to the retail value of R10 000

 

Second place: Keith Savin

Prize: Makita RT0700CX2 Compact Router Trimmer

 

Third place: André Gous

Prize: Maktec MT080E 14.4V Lithium-ion Cordless Driver/Drill

Craftsmanship

Winner: David S Smith

Prize: Maktec and/or Makita power tools voucher to the retail value of R10 000

 

Second place: JJ Parsons

Prize: Makita RT0700CX2 Compact Router Trimmer

 

Third place: Francois Swanepoel

Prize: Maktec MT080E 14.4V Lithium-ion Cordless Driver/Drill

Highly Commended

In both categories, two highly commended prizes were awarded which went to:

 

S.J.N.V Mountjoy in the Innovation category

 

Dave Whittington in the Craftsmanship category

They each win the following:

*230mm cutting disc

*General use gloves

*Makita pro gloves

*Pen

*Screwdriver bits

*Pocket knife

*Beanie

*Tape measure

*Glasses protective bag

The rest of the entries

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