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 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.--