Woodworking Contest - Whirligig Wars Winners

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Blog entry by WoodJediNTraining posted 07-26-2012 08:41 PM 2952 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All in all it was a great event with a lot of great entries. I would like to thank all those who participated in the 1st Annual Whirligig Wars Contest.
When I presented the idea of holding a whirligig contest to Steve Ramsey (Woodworking For Mere Mortals) he and I agreed it would be a fun summer event. The response was overwhelming with over 6000 video views of the videos relating to the contest and many great comments from woodworkers all over.
So it was decided early on that this would be the 1st Annual Whirligig Wars Contest. So stay tuned for the 2nd Annual Whirligig Wars next year. being held in the month of July 2013.
Along with the great prizes donated to us by the Event Sponsors All of the contestants who participated in the event will receive and official “2012 Whirligig Wars Survivor” T-shirt.

I am looking forward to next years event! I think this comment from Jerry Brown AKA TheRealWarrentby the contest’s 1st place winner really sums it up. Jerry states

“Awesome job Laney, and all the guys that did these I say the future of whirligigs is in the books immortalized on Youtube for future generations to enjoy and be inspired.”

I couldn’t agree more. Many of our contestants were first time Whirligig builders and have stated that they will be building more. and most are already planning their whirligig entry for next years event.

I look forward to seeing Some of you LumberJocks in the event Next Year.. :O)

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#1 posted 07-26-2012 09:40 PM

Super, Laney. Really enjoyed the awards, and the magnificent whirlygigs. KISS definitely deserved the grnd prize. Very kool contest. I hope I can participate next year

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 07-26-2012 09:44 PM

Yup, Great!
KISS did deserve the prize, I should try make one next year….

-- My terrible signature...

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#3 posted 07-26-2012 09:54 PM

Hey Roger and Alexandre Thanks for commenting. I would love to see you guys in the 2nd Annual Whirligig Wars. And Hey throughout the rest of this year I will probably have a few more woodworking contest. So stay tuned. :O) And again, thank you for viewing!

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#4 posted 07-26-2012 10:32 PM

That was hoot! Thanks!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#5 posted 07-26-2012 10:43 PM

That was great fun! And inspiring. I might have to start planning one for next year, now that I know it is coming. But, man, the bar has been set HIGH!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#6 posted 07-27-2012 01:46 PM

Those were OUTSTANDING! I am simply amazed by some of the creativity shown with those!
Thanks for sharing!
Well done!

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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#7 posted 08-08-2012 12:19 PM

Great job, the only question I have been asking myself is how I missed this!!! How fun… Great job….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 08-10-2012 09:31 PM

Hey Ken, there is always next year at the Second Annual Whirligig Wars July 13-23, 2013 :O)

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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