I just got my Sawdust Chronicles Prize! BOOOYAAAA!

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Blog entry by spaids posted 09-24-2009 03:55 AM 1176 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Many of you have probably heard of the Sawdust Chronicles now. I was lucky enough to be one of the winners in the first ever Sawdust Chronicles contests. My prize which I beleived to be a block plane arrived today. I opened the box and had to dig though all the other free stuff they sent to get to the block plane at the bottom. You can see they through in freebies that probably DOUBLED the cash value of the prize.

The Prizes

The plane was personally tuned by Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk, author of Furniture You Can Build: Projects That Hone Your Skills and an editor of Woodcraft Magazine. The box the plane came in also included some wood shavings Joe took while setting the plane. I look forward to getting shavings that thin for the first time.

The other prizes included a combination water stone, a spare blade for the plane, a digital caliper, a sanding screen, and a couple copies of the latest issue of Woodcraft MAgazine. I thought maybe Joe didn’t realize he gave me two copies of the oct/nov 09 issue of the magazine but then I saw on page 8 there is a picture of my project and a short blurb about the contest and the winners. Cool.

Thank you Rick for running the contest and your podcast and thank you Joe for the prize package!

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#1 posted 09-24-2009 04:00 AM

Very nice. Congratulations.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 09-24-2009 04:41 AM

I’m SO happy to see that you received your prize. The unexpected extras definitely made it the most expensive prize of the bunch!

Congrats, again, on receiving first place, and I hope to see you again in next year’s (Fall ‘10) Build Challenge.


-- Splintered Board Podcast - Woodworker Un-extraordinaire

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 09-24-2009 01:30 PM

Congratulations on getting the prize. It was well deserved and the free bonus was a surprise too, I am sure. I am sure you are on an adrenaline rush right now. :) I know I would be in a similar situation.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 09-24-2009 02:45 PM

Very happy for you…..... Congratulations !

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 09-24-2009 03:23 PM


We’re very happy for you.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 09-24-2009 03:29 PM

finally! congrats! I guess patience and a little post here really paid off huh? ;)

how do you like it so far (since it’s already sharpened and ready for use)?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#7 posted 09-24-2009 04:13 PM

Congratulations, sorry we all got hot under the collar when we thought you got stiffed. Just backing up a fellow member. Mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 09-24-2009 07:51 PM

congrats. you had a worthy project. I was toying with my block plane this weekend and for the first time I had some success with it. I hope you enjoy having a tool that is already set to perform at it’s peak!

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#9 posted 09-24-2009 09:10 PM

wow it took that long were like 4 weeks into the fall contest

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#10 posted 09-24-2009 09:18 PM

Well yea it took a little while but they doubled the prize $. This is a happy thread :) And the extra blade was honed also. For some reason I can’t hold a honed tool (plane blade, chisel,...) without shaving much of my arm. I’m looking at a big bald spot on my left forearm right now. ....Thats weird.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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