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...
Hello all. At BeaverTools we’re running a new contest where you could win a free Festool DX93 Sander Here’s the contest link: Enter to win a Free Festool DX93 Sander Here are the contest details: How To Enter… 1. Receive one free entry for signing up for our newsletter, do this by going over to the box on the left hand side of this screen, typing your email address and pressing the button that is labeled “join”. 2. Another way to enter is simply by...
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 ...
Wanted to share with y’all my good news…my entry in the WoodCentral.com America's Top Shop Contest took 3rd place! Be sure to check out the other entries—especially the first second winners. Truly impressive! Thanks to the judges!
Are you knotty and keeping secrets? Then it’s time to get busy and creative again and compete for some great prizes in our Winter 2009 edition of the LumberJocks Woodworking Awards. You are welcome to participate in the following two categories: A Knot Like No Other – It’s creativity time! Don’t let that big old knot get you down – incorporate it into a project, highlighting it’s beauty or uniqueness. You can knock out the wood (if there is some) and...
I finally have time to decorate and there appears to be no challenge for the current holiday as there was for Halloween. Any chance of creating one? If not I challenge everyone! Since I will be an entrant, I cannot be a sponsor, that’s the rules. My entry will be up be the end of next weekend. Tooldad
I’ve entered my step stool in a contest on SmartFlix (think NetFlix for DIYers). While I do believe in “May the best man win,” I’m no fool: all the other contestants are probably trying to get votes just like I am! So how about it? Click on the link to go to the contest page. Thanks in advance for your vote! P.S. I plan to do a write-up on SmartFlix in the near future, so stay tuned for that.
3rd Annual Home Depot Woodworking Show SATURDAY OCTOBER 25, 2008St.Catharines HOME DEPOT20 YMCA Dr.L2N 7R610:00 am – 4:00 pm Woodworking CompetitionTwo categories to enter: -Small Project (has to fit inside a 2ft square box) -Large Project (greater than a 2ft square box)PRIZES! PRIZES! and more PRIZES! Make something great and come show it off! Woodworking SeminarsHow to sharpen your chisels and blades 11:00-12:00Introduction to the scroll saw 12:00-1:00How to s...
If I don’t get a lot done in the next couple evenings, this will be a mute point I know. But, I was wondering if you guys would consider my crib able to be entered in the contest. I’ve never entered anything yet and thought it’d be a neat side note to the crib story. The lumber is all from my wife’s uncle. Him and his father milled it 20 plus years ago. We helped him haul a bunch of good quality lumber out of a place he rented to his farm. After that was finished, h...
This design is a takeoff of a night table design I did last year. The influence is the architecture of Bhutan. I graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso, one of only about three places in the world that share this type of architecture. Bhutanese temples are characterized by their inward sloping walls and graduated windows.Front View: I used a combination of the golden ratio and Hambidge Progression to come up with the dimensions. The bookcase is open on both sides and can be plac...
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