Scott and Jay's "Shop Time Throwdown" #1: The challange is extended and accepted.

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Blog entry by MrToolHunter posted 03-09-2015 06:09 PM 944 reads 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Scott and Jay's "Shop Time Throwdown" series Part 2: Shop Clock Design Challenges »

Back in February I noticed that one of my buddies on Youtube had fallen off the face of the earth, so I tossed him a note and learned that he had fallen into a funk. In order to get him back from he dark side I decided to issue a challenge that would force us both back into our shops.
Here’s the original challenge video:

Here’s Jay’s acceptance video:

Here are our self-imposed rules:

Beginning the first week of March and continuing through the month our buddy Jay (Youtube’s Dighsx) and I are entering into a fun little contest, and we encourage you to watch our progress and if you like, play along.

Make sure to subscribe to this channel and Jay’s channel at

Scott and Jay’s “Shop Time Throwdown” rules of engagement

  • The clock must keep and tell time.
  • The clock must be constructed predominately of wood. Upcycling is encouraged.
  • The clock must Be practical for shop use. (think dusty environment)
  • The clock must be built for under $100 in lumber. The budget for the movement, hardware, lighting, etc is not limited.
  • The construction of the wooden portions of the clock must be crafted by the competitor. Outsourcing of hardware, glass, movement, and other components is permitted.

Scott and Jay’s Throwdown will be judged by two juries:
1.) YT audience, which will be weighted as 50% of the vote and
2.) Izzy Swan, whose vote will be weighted as 50% of the vote. Visit and subscribe to Izzy’s channel at:

Four video updates from each of us:
1.) Week one (Between March 1-7):
Post a video announcing our intentions to accept the throwdown challenge. The title MUST contain the words “Accepting the MrToolHunter and Dighsx Shop Time Throwdown”.

2.) Week two (Between March 8-14):
Post a video describing your concept/design/inspiration for your clock design. You do not need to disclose your final design.

3.) Week three (Between March 15-21):
Post a project status report, including the sharing of any interesting challenges and solutions.

4.) Week four (Between March 22-31):
Post a Project unveiling video recapping highlights of the build and disclosing everything but trade secrets or intentional mysteries. A second private video may be posted disclosing details the mysteries, but this must be linked within the description of the forth video before judging begins on April 1st.

Voting will take place between April 1st and 3rd using a method we will disclose at the time of the vote and the winner(s) will be announced on Saturday April 4th via a video posted on the MrToolHunter channel.

I’ll try to keep you updated here, but if you want to see the video updates as soon as we post them on Youtube, make sure to subscribe to my channel at: and Jay’s channel at

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