My prize for the Summer LumberJocks Contest.

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Blog entry by Karson posted 08-14-2009 09:33 PM 1626 reads 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I received today my prize for winning fifth place in the Summer 2009 LumberJocks contest.

I wish to thank Major League Woodworking

The prize consisted of a T shirt ”Property of Major League Woodworking Shop Dept”, A Maple Mallet which is modeled after a Baseball Bat. It’s made from an approved bat billet and is made at one of the countries premier baseball bat factories.

Also a Maple Marking Gauge for giving a perfect ”base line” for starting woodworking joinery.

Also a pair of ”Dug-Out” paring blocks for paring dovetails. They can also be used for marking gauges for marking out your hand cut dovetails.

All of these tools were made from perfectly White Maple

Thanks for the contest Martin and thanks Major League Woodworking and Tom for the gift.

And it came in a well packed box.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#1 posted 08-14-2009 09:41 PM

that’s awesome Karson (and well deserved)

Pretty cool ” major league” tools.

bravo to Karson, Martin, and to Major League Woodworking!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 08-14-2009 09:49 PM

thats great karson ,

now you have some things ,

to get ahead in wood working with !

congratulations .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 08-14-2009 09:57 PM

A $110 value! Nice! Well done, Karson, and great job on the bench!

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#4 posted 08-14-2009 10:03 PM

Congrats, Karson, you deserve them and I know they are in capable hands!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 08-14-2009 10:06 PM


Congrates mate you look very proud and your garden is looking very nice too like the bench


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#6 posted 08-14-2009 11:07 PM

That’s relly nice Karson …and very well deserved. Congratulations. Bill

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#7 posted 08-14-2009 11:08 PM


--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 08-14-2009 11:55 PM

Congrats on the Grand Slam Karson!


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#9 posted 08-15-2009 12:09 AM


-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#10 posted 08-15-2009 12:11 AM

... and you’ll bring it to show and tell for the meeting on the 17th? Nice reward… well earned. Congratulations.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#11 posted 08-15-2009 12:45 AM

Congrats ! ! ! ! !

-- Gil

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#12 posted 08-15-2009 12:55 AM

Expert Tools used by an Expert Craftsman. Congratulations my friend.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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#13 posted 08-15-2009 01:35 AM

Congrats Karson & well done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 08-15-2009 01:40 AM

its neat that you mention that karson…when I was in downtown Disney there is a small shop that is setup to lathe bats…I took pictures of it, I just havent had time to post them yet…congrats on the prize!

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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#15 posted 08-15-2009 02:23 AM

wow that is nice!!! congrats karson!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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