This morning (May 1st, 2009) The Sawdust Chronicles 2009 Spring 30-Day Build Challenge (I’m trying to think of a longer name, so send me suggestions) began!
With 43 actively interested contestants (23 Beginners, 15 Amateurs, and 1 Professional woodworker), 4 sponsors (Rockler, Woodcraft Magazine, Kreg Tools, General Finishes) over 250 emails, and about 150 hours already devoted to breathing life into the contest, it is now up to the contestants to determine how it all proceeds.
Upon publishing of the latest episode of The Sawdust Chronicles podcast, and the corresponding web pages , we revealed that the project to build is a simple desk organizer.
The base plan was designed by Joe Hurst from Woodcraft Magazine. But the ‘challenge’ part of the contest is that the contestants must design their own desk organizer following some strict requirements – to include not buying more tools to complete the project, restrictions on how much wood can be used, and more…
Please follow the contestants progress here and on The Sawdust Chronicles website and podcast.
PS: The vast majority of contestants happen to be fellow LumberJocks!
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