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The Sawdust Chronicles Spring 2009 30-Day Build Challenge

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Blog series by SplinteredBoard updated 06-02-2009 02:44 AM 3 parts 2573 reads 6 comments total

Part 1: Pre-Contest Kickoff

04-01-2009 11:01 PM by SplinteredBoard | 0 comments »

The Sawdust Chronicles’ 30-Day Challenge is simply that – a challenge. We will be challenging you, the beginning woodworker, to complete a woodworking project within 30 days. We pick the project, you find or create the plans, you iron out the details, you complete the project, and you reap the rewards. The level of difficulty of the challenge should be self-scaled depending on your level of woodworking talent. A majority of the challenge is dependent upon the honor system. There ...

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Part 2: Let the games begin!!!

05-01-2009 03:21 PM by SplinteredBoard | 5 comments »

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. Up...

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Part 3: With the build process over, the judging commences

06-02-2009 02:44 AM by SplinteredBoard | 1 comment »

The Sawdust Chronicles Spring 2009 30-Day Build Challenge has concluded. At least for the contestants. The judges, Neil Lamens, Erik Pearson, and myself, now have to pour over the submitted projects to find 4 winners. 3 Beginner Woodworkers and 1 Amateur Woodworker will be chosen to receive prizes based on a point system. The judging process should conclude on June 15th. The results will be posted here, on the website, and will be a featured podcast. Good luck to all of the contesta...

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