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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