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2X4 Winter Contest #3: Bummer... :(

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Blog entry by Jamie posted 01-25-2008 01:57 AM 1464 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, It’s been over 2 weeks since my last post on my 2×4 entry, and it’s also been that long since I’ve been able to go out to my shop. I just haven’t had any play time lately due to work. Hopefully I’ll be able to get out there this weekend and work on it some, but if not, I won’t be able to complete this project before the deadline. Actually, based on the work I have to do to complete it, it probably won’t. But, if that happens, I’ll still complete the project, as having a guitar made from 1 2×4 will still be pretty cool…

-- Jamie, Kentucky



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Zuki

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#1 posted 01-25-2008 02:03 AM

Give it your best shot Jamie.

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#2 posted 01-25-2008 02:24 AM

By all means finish even if you don’t make the deadline. The exercise is worth the effort. It’s been said more than once that this challenge changes the way you look at a 2×4. I’m looking forward to see the finished product.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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#3 posted 01-25-2008 02:49 AM

It’ll be nice to see either way!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 01-25-2008 03:23 AM

It is difficult to find enough time with the challenges of work, family and right now weather to schedule some meaningful shop time. But I agree with the others in that completion of the project is really what is important.

I just cannot fathom a guitar lying dormant inside an 8’ 2×4. I am really looking forward to seeing your project.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 01-25-2008 03:37 AM

Count me in for wanting to see it finished, regardless of deadlines. It just sounds like to cool a project to just NOT give it a solid go!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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mrtrim

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#6 posted 01-25-2008 04:57 AM

make it an early entry for next years contest

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#7 posted 01-25-2008 10:22 AM

Keep on keeping on. I want to see it, too.

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#8 posted 01-25-2008 02:45 PM

for our summer 2007 awards, we had entries posted in the fall—obviously beyond the deadline, but the challenge was worth completion.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#9 posted 01-25-2008 02:54 PM

if it dont make the l j challenge it can still make the jamie challenge !

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#10 posted 01-25-2008 02:54 PM

I understand completely. But it is the challenge, and not the deadline that is really important. Like others, I really would like to see how it turns out.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Jamie

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#11 posted 01-26-2008 01:38 AM

Thank you guys for the inspiration and support. Like I said above, I probably won’t make the deadline, but I’ll continue on with the project. I’ve already gone to far into it to quit now.

-- Jamie, Kentucky

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