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Blog entry by BigTiny posted 09-05-2010 11:03 PM 1014 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Greetings all.

Well, I took the plunge and entered my name in the Sawdust Chronicles challenge.

Now all I have to do is come up with an idea, design an entry, build the darn thing, write about the inspiration and the build, take pictures, etc etc etc…

What have I done? ;)

Wish me luck. (I’m gonna need it)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#1 posted 09-05-2010 11:33 PM

Make? Sawdust!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#2 posted 09-06-2010 12:15 AM

So what kind of competition is it Tiny? I am rooting you on bud… But I feel like those cheerleaders on the side line during a Friday Night high school football game cheering when the other team scores…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 09-06-2010 03:58 AM

Keep us posted as to what you are up to. It sounds exciting! Glad to see you take the plunge! Remember – no risk, no glory! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 09-07-2010 01:56 PM

The contest is a challenge to build something that expresses or features a surface. There are certain constraints, among them a size limit. It must fit in a 30” x 30” x 32” imaginary box. It must be wood, no man made materials like MDF. There are other limits and guidelines, but anyone interested in them can check it out on the sawdust chronicles web site.

I’m thinking of doing a rather unique side table with veneered top and support. More later as I finalize the design. I have until halloween to get it finished, so I have time to get the planning portion done to my liking.

If only my SketchUp skills were a bit better…

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#5 posted 09-07-2010 02:07 PM

That all sounds very interesting and hope that it all goes well. Keep us posted here on LJ as to the progress and so forth. I know that you will do well.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 09-07-2010 02:43 PM

That makes two of us. Keeps in the “Know”.... I think in most instances challenges like this brings the best of us out. I for one can’t wait to see what you come up with…. Best of luck!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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