Ronin Woodworking #6: The Sawdust Chronicles 30 Day Build Contest Winners!

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Blog entry by spaids posted 06-18-2009 04:16 PM 1248 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Finishing my TSDC contest project (the drawer) Part 6 of Ronin Woodworking series Part 7: The Sawdust Chronicles Build Challenge 2010 »

Hey guys I won! I won the grand prize which was 1st dibs on the four available prizes. I chose the block plane. Technically the block plane was the least expensive of the prizes BUT it will be sharpened and tuned by
Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk. As a rookie, having a plane that I KNOW is finely tuned to perform to its highest ability will be invaluable. I will now have a bench mark to gauge all my future hand tool sharpening and tuning. Thanks to Rick Waters, Eric Pearson, Neil Lamens and Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk for putting on a great contest. The results are up at The Sawdust Chronicles. as well as pics of all the entries. After viewing the other entries I am very surprised and honored to have won. There were several projects entered that I personally feel are much better than mine. It will be interesting to hear how the judges critiqued these when the final contest video podcast is posted.

Thanks again Sawdust Chronicles!


Congratulations to all the contestants who were able to complete their contest piece! I probably had some of the least distractions and personal time challenges of any of the contestants and I still had a tough time finishing this in 30 days. Way to go guys. If you didn’t finish on time but you did get started, please keep us posted on your progress and share it with us here on lumberjocks. Oh an if you don’t mind, send me a message that you were entered in the contest and I will add you to my lumberjocks buddy list so I can keep up with you and your projects.

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#1 posted 06-18-2009 04:18 PM

Congrats, Spaids.

You had a cool design and are a deserving winner.

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#2 posted 06-18-2009 04:19 PM


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#3 posted 06-18-2009 05:30 PM

Way to go Congrats.


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#4 posted 06-18-2009 05:38 PM


-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#5 posted 06-18-2009 05:58 PM

I went to the site, typed in the password and took a look at all of them. Many were very unique. I can see why you took the prize even among all the great competition. Way to go!!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#6 posted 06-18-2009 06:08 PM

nice work. i really enjoyed following your blog and was happy to see that your efforts paid off with a nice piece and a win as well!

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#7 posted 06-18-2009 06:15 PM

Hey thanks fellas. Lumberjocks are always very gracious and generous people and it never gets old. Thanks for the kind words.

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#8 posted 06-18-2009 08:29 PM

It really was a difficult judging process. You did great, as did many of the other contestants. Congratulations, and I hope to see you come back for the second contest (the Fall 60-Day Challenge) in September.


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#9 posted 06-22-2009 04:55 AM


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