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LJ Challenges #7: 1 Board: 1 Project

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 02-19-2013 10:24 AM 4270 reads 1 time favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Spring 2013 Challenge
Here’s our spring challenge for you:
  • one board: one project—- except the board is a maximum size of 12” x 12” x 1”.
  • You can re-saw it; cut it; carve it; drill it; paint it; stain it; add anything to it (other than more wood) and create one project with it.

 

How The Challenge Works
1. Take a picture of your “before” board: maximum size of 1 foot wide, 1 foot long, 1” thick
2. Create a project using the board. Anything can be added to the project EXCEPT more wood
2. Post it as a new project.
3. Tag the project as: challenge-15
4. Have fun.

EDITED – Clarifications
  • yes, you can glue pieces of wood together to get the maximum 12×12x1—“but” it has to be the same wood. No mixing walnut and maple, for example. And don’t forget to show us the before picture.

Deadline
Although there is no “real” deadline, as this is an open challenge, projects for this initial challenge are to be posted by March 31st, 2013.
(We look forward to seeing many challenge projects, whether they are posted this month, next year, or ten years from now!)

The Prize
  • Fun
  • Friendly Competition

SEE ALL ENTRIES HERE

Other Challenges
Other challenges have been posted in the past. We’d love to see your entries for any or all of the challenges! Please remember to tag them as indicated for each challenge. LINK

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



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Cosmicsniper

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#1 posted 02-19-2013 05:17 PM

Sounds like fun…and really hard!

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 07:03 PM

Yes! This really sounds like a REAL challenge!

For fun, I clicked onSEE ALL ENTRIES HERE” and got quite a list…
... I didn’t expect to see ANYTHING!

Is this right?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 07:27 PM

hmm.. I don’t see anything with that tag… strange.

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

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Rick M.

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 08:50 PM

Just a clarification… can it be 1 board foot (e.g. 6×24x1) because 12” wide boards tend to be spendy; or if not can we glue up a couple boards to make it 12” wide? Thanks.

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#5 posted 02-19-2013 08:57 PM

that sounds okee-dokee to me—as long as the end result is no more than 12”x12”x1”

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 02-19-2013 09:50 PM

Debbie,

Oh, I guess the long list of Popular Tags are NOT “Entries”?

I think I looked at it the wrong way…
Sorry…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 02-19-2013 09:52 PM

Great idea Deb. Should not get ‘bored’ doing a project like that

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 02-19-2013 10:01 PM

To really make it perfectly clear:

A board foot of all the same wood, with the project starting with a piece 12” x 12” x 1”

Yes?

One could glue up pieces of Poplar, in any way, to get a piece of Poplar 12” x 12” x 1” to Start the project, as if it were purchased that way…. Long Grain being LONG & not short! LOL

Yes?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 02-19-2013 10:05 PM

chuckling … no matter how simple we think a challenge is, there are always clarifications needed.

A board is a board – even if it has been glued together—and in this case does not exceed the 12×12x1 limit.
“But”—- it is implied that the wood is all of the same kind; no mixing walnut and maple. You have to use stain/paint etc to get colour differences.

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

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#10 posted 02-20-2013 12:28 AM

Any chance of another virtual T-shirt prize?

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Nighthawk

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#11 posted 02-20-2013 12:47 AM

I just sand varnish and call it a chopping board… lol

actually to be honest I probably wouldn’t go as far as sanding or varnishing lol

Don’t actually think I nave a 300mm x 300mm x 25mm lying around… ermmm wait yes I do a bit a rimu.. ummm… that being used for something else Oh well never mind

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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#12 posted 02-20-2013 03:59 AM

“I just sand varnish and call it a chopping board”—- as long as you have fun, Nighthawk—it’s all about having some fun. ..

a “virtual” t-shirt .. maybe.

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

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#13 posted 02-23-2013 02:20 PM

Sounds like fun fer sure. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 02-23-2013 11:57 PM

Question:

The normal dimension of 4/4 1” wood is really 3/4”

In this Challenge, the 12×12 x 1; is the 1” thickness really 1 full inch… or is it 3/4” thick?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#15 posted 02-24-2013 08:54 AM

it’s “Maximum” 12×12x1 … so you can start with 2” x 2” x 1/2” if you’d like

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

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