Upcoming Awards Event
“Twice a year, LumberJocks.com hosts a Woodworking Awards Event. Watch for more details about how to participate and what the Awards Recipients will receive in honor of their woodworking abilities.”
Not Just Any Box – There are boxes and then there are “boxes”. Whether are you are a beginning woodworker or a skilled craftsman a box can provide a challenge to bring your woodworking skills to a new level by mixing technique with artistry. It’s time to “step out of the box” and create “not just any box”. Entries for this category are to be boxes created as a gift and the dimensions (height, width, depth) are not to exceed 18 inches / 45.72 centimeters.
Join the fun, challenge your abilities, and start building that special gift box today.
The Multi-Purposed 2×4 – One 2×4; One Project. Put your creativity and technical skills to the test by building a project from a single, eight foot long, 2×4. You can secure the pieces with glue, dowels, screws – whatever your heart desires; you can decorate it with paint, stain, or some other medium; you can add mechanical do-dads. What you can’t do is add any other building material (wood, plexiglass, sheet metal, etc.) to it. One 2×4; One Project.
So I’m wondering….what if….and how to define….
How is a 2’‘x4’’ defined for this category of ”The Multi-Purposed 2×4”, is this dimensioned lumber of 1-1/2’’ x 3-1/2’’ or are we talking about real wood….real dimensions of 2’’ x 4’’ ? One may wonder why I’m asking but then seldom do I use already boxed and store bought lumber for ‘wood art’.
So do I need to cut that log into lengthwise by going 2’’ x 4’’ or 1-1/2’’ x 3-1/2’’ and 8’ long?
And yes, many more questions and images to follow hereafter….actually from our discussion back in the summer I figured these two categories would be coming up….so I’ve all-ready been tossing images of what shall be, around within my head….
”....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”
-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/