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The great Lumberjocks shoe challenge #2: 20 hours later and the shoes are flying

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Blog entry by Jordan posted 09-22-2010 10:21 PM 7659 reads 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Introduction Part 2 of The great Lumberjocks shoe challenge series Part 3: The Curriculum »

Well, well, it’s only been twenty hours since I put this challenge to the Lumberjocks and who woulda thunk it but closet doors are open and the shoes are flying, trying to select the one most appropriate for this challenge.

And in true form, the Lumberjocks are abuzz to each other, offering wood, links to tool websites and mustering up all the courage they can to be included in a task that might seem beyond their capabilities.

Well done friends, you are not alone. At this fine hour we have the likes of the following characters enrolled in your class:

Scrollgirl
ReggieK
Knucklenut
MsDebbieP
MrsN
Karson
Whitedog
Jimthecarver
Manilaboy
TJ65
BritBoxMaker
Don’Danceswithwood’Butler
Hairy
Sticks4walking
Aaron McCain
Billinmich
Carolynne
Bruno
Hix
...don’t be left out.

And now that I have you publicly committed, I will show my true side by telling you now – THEIR WILL BE NO TALKING, CHEWING GUM, FIGHTING, SPITBALL LAUNCHING OR TARDINESS! BATHROOM BREAKS WILL BE AT RECESS ONLY AND DETENTIONS WILL BE SERVED FOR BAD BEHAVIOUR!!!!!

...and don’t kid yourself, I am good at multitasking, I can carve a dunce cap faster than you can shake a ‘stick’.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com



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Don "Dances with Wood" Butler

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#1 posted 09-22-2010 10:23 PM

Teacher is a party pooper!
Teacher is a party pooper!
Teacher is a party pooper!
Teacher is a party pooper!

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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grizzman

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#2 posted 09-22-2010 10:33 PM

well i should have known you would be a stickler on those things…well i can handle them rules….just don’t throw the eraser at me for asking a question…and as long as the chalk doesn’t come zooming by my head like some torpedo…lol….well im pretty well set…ive already got a foredom flex shaft…a wee cheer hand carver and of coarse i have the dremel…i do need to get a few different bits…and am glad to do so…im excited for this class…..cant wait …thanks jordan…your a great guy …and this will be so much fun…grizzman.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Jimthecarver

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#3 posted 09-22-2010 10:33 PM

<———><<<< Automatically heads to the corner…...lol

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 09-22-2010 10:45 PM

Jordan, what’s the deadline to join this shoe party. I have time constraints so I need a little time to think if I am able. What’s your educated guess as to number of hours to complete (in 8 weeks?) how many hours for an educated guess? I’m really interested.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 09-22-2010 10:48 PM

Other question, if we feel like we just can’t commit because of time problems, then you don’t have problem with others lurking and reading I don’t guess? Thanks

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Jordan

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#6 posted 09-22-2010 10:50 PM

helluvawreck, I do wish for the completed shoes to be on the projects page by at least the middle to end of November so that prizes can make it to the honoured recipients by Christmas. You will find that many of the tutorials take you an hour or two at the most.
Of course anyone is welcome to attend – this is something that you could do next year of you want but as a group, it would be fun to show our finished projects at the same time.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 09-22-2010 10:54 PM

So if we commit by Fri or Sat that is good? Yes?

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Jordan

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#8 posted 09-22-2010 10:57 PM

You have no deadline to commit, you will be a registered participant when you have your project finished – don’t worry about anything, this is supposed to be FUN!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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Bearpie

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#9 posted 09-23-2010 04:08 AM

I would love to participate but due to getting ready for a show next month I am not going to be able to participate, but will follow along with you guys and keep notes and then after my show I’ll start on my shoe!

I had to chuckle when I read your rules! I don’t have a problem with rules (I’m retired!) ;-)

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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patron

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#10 posted 09-23-2010 07:15 AM

looks like this class
will be starting from the ground up lol

i won’t even be home
till the end of october

i’ll just keep an eye out for this

and can whack anyone with a yardstick
if you need help

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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MsDebbieP

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#11 posted 09-23-2010 11:33 AM

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Rob W

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#12 posted 09-23-2010 04:44 PM

I’m in

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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Jordan

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#13 posted 09-23-2010 06:37 PM

I know Patron, we’ll miss you – the class clown, but we’ll have fun watching your blog.
Deb, you can sit at the front of the class.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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lightweightladylefty

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#14 posted 09-24-2010 07:48 AM

Jordan,

I’m still waiting on some Obama stimulus money for my educational grant for shoe carving, but with those rules I’ll have to drop out! I can’t make it past the first rule. ;-) [Maybe Obama will let me keep the grant money anyway. LOL]

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Jordan

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#15 posted 09-24-2010 09:21 AM

That’s no problem Jorge, I imagine many of our students will be wishing they’d said the same thing! And yes, it will all be posted right here on Lumberjocks.
And LW, perhaps you should convince Obama to take the tutorial, then he might be more apt to part with $$$ for this type of thing.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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