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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 12-06-2007 12:01 PM 1629 reads 1 time favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s official! Get building for our current semi-annual Woodworking Awards. This year we are pleased to announce that along with the traditional two categories we will also have a GRAND PRIZE winner, the participant with the most combined points. So, put those shop aprons on, sharpen those tools, and start building your entries.

GRAND PRIZE: 14” band saw with granite top
by Steel City Tool Works

Prizes

AWARD CATEGORIES

Not Just Any Box

Award for Top Woodworker in this category:

  • 10” Premier Fusion Saw Blade donated by Freud Tools
  • Shaper Set & Sanding Discs donated by Microplane
  • Magazine Subscription donated by Canadian Woodworking
  • T-Shirt donated by LumberJocks.com

Runner-Up:

  • $50 Amazon Gift Certificate donated by LumberJocks.com
  • T-shirt donated by LumberJocks.com

The Multi-Purposed 2×4

Award for Top Woodworker in this category:

  • Grex P650 – 2” Length 23 Gauge Headless Pinner and package of pins donated by Grex
  • Shaper Set & Sanding Discs donated by Microplane
  • Magazine Subscription donated by Canadian Woodworking
  • T-shirt donated by LumberJocks.com

Runner-Up:

  • $50 Amazon Gift Certificate donated by LumberJocks.com
  • T-shirt donated by LumberJocks.com

Please visit our Awards pages for all the rules about this event. And in case you have any questions, the official discussion forum topic is here.

Good luck!



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frank

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#1 posted 12-06-2007 12:28 PM

Thank you Martin;
—-yes thanks for all your time and effort in bringing us here at LumberJocks the fruit of all your labors and let the show begin….time to roll up our sleeves and get our building started.

Oh yes; I’m sure Don and Gary are getting ready for this one….best wishes and good building to all!!!

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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GaryK

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#2 posted 12-06-2007 02:11 PM

Just curious – can you build the box out of one 2×4 and enter it in both?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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frank

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#3 posted 12-06-2007 02:36 PM

Hello Gary;
—-glad to see you around and maybe this will help. If you will follow the Awards pages link up above; you will come to this statement; ”Rules
1. You may enter one project per category and you may enter the same project into multiple categories.”.

Hope this helps….
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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Brad_Nailor

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#4 posted 12-06-2007 02:37 PM

Wow…that is an awesome first prize…

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SPalm

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#5 posted 12-06-2007 03:20 PM

Cool.
Can you cherry pick out of several 2×4s to get nice grain as long as the total used is equal to 2×4x8?

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 12-06-2007 03:34 PM

Grand prize: pretty exciting, isn’t i?? !!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Peter Oxley

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#7 posted 12-06-2007 04:07 PM

“Entries for this category are to be boxes with dimensions (height, width, depth) not to exceed 18 inches / 45.72 centimeters.” Does that mean each of the three dimensions, or the sum of the three dimensions (9”w + 5”d + 4”h = 18”) must be less than 18”?

Should this question be posted on the forum instead of here??

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 12-06-2007 04:11 PM

each of the dimensions… keep the box smaller than 18”.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Peter Oxley

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#9 posted 12-06-2007 04:15 PM

“Ho-tay!” – Buckwheat

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Karson

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#10 posted 12-06-2007 04:17 PM

Time to work.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Paul

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#11 posted 12-06-2007 04:29 PM

Looks like the fun is about to begin!

-- Paul, Texas

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mot

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#12 posted 12-06-2007 04:29 PM

I think cherry picking out several 2×4’s to come up with a knotless perfect 8’ 2×4 would, perhaps, not be in the spirit of the challenge. :)

Yup, time to get at it!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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GaryK

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#13 posted 12-06-2007 04:43 PM

What about cutting a 2×4 out of a larger piece of lumber and starting with that?
Also what if that piece measured an actual 2×4 and not 1 1/2×3 1/2?
What if you started with a old piece of lumber that was really 2×4?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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MsDebbieP

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#14 posted 12-06-2007 04:49 PM

the rules state that “2×4” stands for the typical stud, whatever means to you and does not necessarily stand for the measurements.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Obi

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#15 posted 12-06-2007 06:44 PM

But if you happen to have a 2×4 that is actually 2×4 then it sounds acceptable to me.

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