Dovetail plane and won a prize

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Blog entry by Rockers posted 05-10-2009 10:29 PM 853 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some days ago I won 1st prize at an entry contest for World Skills. 16 of the best apprentice woodworkers from “østlandet” (the area around Oslo) attended and some of them are going to take their degree in some months. In Norway you go to school for 2 years and work as an apprentice for 2 years to get your master degree as a woodworker. Since I’m closing in on the end of my first year it felt really good to win this contest. Since I’m to old I wont be allowed to enter the next contest leading to World Skills.

Saturday I found an old dovetail plane at a car parts market that I will refurbish. 10 bucks, will post pictures later.

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#1 posted 05-10-2009 10:38 PM

Congratulations, Rockers. It is good to hear about your success in the contest. And nice score on the plane, as well.

How about posting some pictures of your award? With the plane seeing pictures depicting the before and after comparison following the restoration are always well received.

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

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#2 posted 05-10-2009 10:49 PM

Congratulations on both achievements!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 05-10-2009 11:55 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks and congratulations on the award. I am looking forward to seeing some of your work.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#4 posted 05-11-2009 12:02 AM

Welcome aboard and congrats on the outstanding achievement!

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

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#5 posted 05-11-2009 12:03 AM

way to go rockers and welcome to LJs

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#6 posted 05-11-2009 12:52 AM

congratulations and welcome to LJs.

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#7 posted 05-26-2009 07:54 PM

congratulations!!! What an honour to be recognized so. Well done

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