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Forum topic by Mitch Peacock posted 06-20-2015 11:22 PM 1152 views 1 time favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mitch Peacock

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06-20-2015 11:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shop made tools competition win toolmake15

I often make tools in my shop, either from scratch out by adapting something.

So when it came to launch a new competition on my website and YouTube channel, I thought I’d see what other woodworkers were coming up with.

#TOOLMake15 launched this week. There are prizes to be won, donated by Axminster Tools & Machinery, Timbecon, and Inventables. Full details are on the website, or you can watch the launch video on YouTube.

All the tools will be featured in a playlist on my channel, so you might get some ideas for your own shop.

Of course what I’d really like is for you to get involved and enter your own tool.

Happy woodworking, Mitch

-- Design, Build, Inspire. http://www.WOmadeOD.co.uk


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Rob

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#1 posted 06-20-2015 11:46 PM

I get the “made in wood” gimmick behind the spelling of your name and website, but I don’t think I’ll ever be able to read it right the first time. I’m pretty sure I will forever pronounce it, “WOE-made-awd” in my head.

But thanks for the contest info. Is this contest open to everyone internationally, or only in the UK?

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runswithscissors

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#2 posted 06-21-2015 07:33 AM

I am curious as to what counts as a tool, as opposed to a jig, for example.

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Mitch Peacock

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#3 posted 06-21-2015 08:38 AM

Hi Rob,

Haha! You’re not the only one with the name

-- Design, Build, Inspire. http://www.WOmadeOD.co.uk

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Mitch Peacock

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#4 posted 06-21-2015 10:15 AM

Rob,

Sorry, I didn’t answer your question, did I. The contest is open to anyone. Skill level not important as the prizes will be awarded by drawing names from a hat. Some prizes are country specific, but there are some which are worldwide.

Hope you’ll take part.

Mitch


I get the “made in wood” gimmick behind the spelling of your name and website, but I don t think I ll ever be able to read it right the first time. I m pretty sure I will forever pronounce it, “WOE-made-awd” in my head.

But thanks for the contest info. Is this contest open to everyone internationally, or only in the UK?

- Rob


-- Design, Build, Inspire. http://www.WOmadeOD.co.uk

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Mitch Peacock

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#5 posted 06-21-2015 10:22 AM

Hi runswithscissors,

For #TOOLMake15, a tool is very broadly defined as anything which helps to achieve a task. So, jigs and fixtures, guides, gauges, all count as well.

Hope you’ll have a go.

Mitch


I am curious as to what counts as a tool, as opposed to a jig, for example.

- runswithscissors


-- Design, Build, Inspire. http://www.WOmadeOD.co.uk

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Mitch Peacock

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#6 posted 06-23-2015 09:49 PM

There are already four entries in. You can see them and future entries on this playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL86lqISCtD7p4LAVgoX-arBv3-Lk5Vjrz

-- Design, Build, Inspire. http://www.WOmadeOD.co.uk

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PatrickH

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#7 posted 06-24-2015 11:42 AM

I recently made a couple of joiner mallets. I gave one away on Instagram. It was a fun, quick, and easy project. I’m very happy with the results. Much nicer than the $20-$30 mallets I see at the stores.

http://bloodsweatsawdust.com/2015/06/09/the-joiners-mallet/

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bigblockyeti

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#8 posted 06-24-2015 12:12 PM

My avatar is a hammer I turned from maple to fit a heavy chunk of brass I happened to have and it turned out, I think, really well.

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Mitch Peacock

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#9 posted 06-25-2015 08:13 PM

PatrickH, bigblockyeti,
Well, I can see you two are more than capable of entering then

-- Design, Build, Inspire. http://www.WOmadeOD.co.uk

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ChuckC

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#10 posted 06-25-2015 08:16 PM

I built a CNC router.

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Mitch Peacock

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#11 posted 07-03-2015 10:49 PM

CNC, now that’s impressive.

-- Design, Build, Inspire. http://www.WOmadeOD.co.uk

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