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10-04-2015 02:34 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood turning furniture jig vise table shelf tool art fixture forum antique contest traditional carving milling shaping turning finishing refurbishing scrollworking veneering joining sanding sharpening woodburning arts and crafts rustic shaker modern

Ive been fascinated with tools for 35 years and used about any woodworking tool that associated with it. I remember my first purchase as being a old Keen Kutter No 5 Jack plane bought at a local flea market. A lot of tools later I am mainly into old traditional hand tool projects now, so I want to give back in a little competition to stem that same feeling into someone just getting started in woodworking. To me, Traditional Hand Tool projects give you more confidence by having to be a little more creative by not having a cord hooked to the wall. This will be the prize paid for by me and I will also add a 2nd place prize of a vintage no-5, my old KK5

These are the rules and how the winner will win:

1. You have to be fairly new to traditional woodworking. Your name cannot be Paul Sellers,,sorry Paul !

2. All projects must be made with hand tools only

3 Projects must be completed and posted on this thread with a description of what tools were used.

4. Project materials should not exceed $25

5. Judging will be done by me and two other LJ’s of my choosing

6. Project must be something you can use in your shop either as a; tool, jig/fixture, something for storage, box, table, organizer, shelf, bench hook, excettera. You can even redo something existing in you shop Just so you show pictures before and after.

7. Winner will be based on creativity, resourcefulness, finished product based on experience and tools used. Winner will not necessarily be the best looking product.

I started to buy this plane for myself recently but I was reading on this site of all the new LumberJocks looking for advise on tool purchases and this might be a boost to their future. Winner to be chosen January 1st 2016
Message me if you have any questions

This is the list so far: any others wanting to join in can at any time. 8 weeks till contest ends !
WellExecuted
EastCoast506
Ocelot
MNclone
TravistheNewb
AndyPonder
JKMDETAIL
rhybeka
CFrye
Timmy2hands
Isotope

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky


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Texcaster

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#1 posted 10-04-2015 03:33 AM

What a great idea Turtle ! I’ll be watching this one.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#2 posted 10-04-2015 03:42 AM

Thanks Tex, there is a great mix of talent on this site, young and old, green and experienced. Might make someone a nice Christmas.

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#3 posted 10-04-2015 11:03 PM

Sunday Bump,, I’ll need at least minimum of 7 people for this contest. I’ll Bump it daily till we get some involved. If you want to enter just PM me or by responding by posting on this thread as to keep it current . That way the post will stay Fresh for all to see and enter. Jeff

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#4 posted 10-04-2015 11:32 PM

Great idea. I’m not sure you’ll get enough new woodworkers that could do hand tool only though.

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#5 posted 10-04-2015 11:45 PM

How do you define “seasoned”.

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#6 posted 10-05-2015 01:27 AM

Good Question ! I think you could define seasoned as someone with a lot of hand tool experience. I won’t turn anyone down period. I will go ahead and message 2 other LumberJocks to help me and get their imput on how we go forward and judge a winner. The 2 I have in mind are pretty well thought of here. The whole aim of this is to pick a winner that has a passion, is creative and that given a little help could take his hobby to a different level. It doesn’t have to be the guy with a Handyman Jack plane either. iIt could be the person who has only been rehabbing old tools and hasn’t been doing any woodworking projects cause he’s lost in the fog of vinegar from de rusting old tools. You can read back post of someone and tell a lot about their interest and how they have progressed. After the three of us whittle it down to a smaller number we can pose a question or two the finalist and break it down to the final two. Who knows,, we might have another sock capped Stumpy Nubs in our midst !! We are a group of Jocks here and I need your input. Post your comments good or bad and help me make this a nice prize to a fellow Lumberjock

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#7 posted 10-05-2015 03:15 AM

I only had the Idea and and a few notes to start this contest but hope to further define it in the next week. I have one other member on board and he has already had good input on how to move forward.

The first thing lacking , was that we needed more viewing as to create more interest. So the Post Title has been changed to coax Ye in. Second the dates for completion and announcing the winner will be moved forward as we pick our third member to consult with and help pick the winner. I will fill you in as things move forward.

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#8 posted 10-05-2015 03:28 AM


It could be the person who has only been rehabbing old tools and hasn t been doing any woodworking projects cause he s lost in the fog of vinegar from de rusting old tools.

- TheTurtleCarpenter


Ha! I’ve moved on to electrylosis. I’ve also got plenty of other projects in the works. Just have a tough time finishing them. The reason I asked the original question is that I did a decent amount of woodworking projects as a kid with my dad. Since moving out, getting married, and having kids I just haven’t had much chance to get back into it until lately. I am pretty new to the old hand tool thing though.

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#9 posted 10-05-2015 03:33 AM

Rule number one will be changed above and re defined. What I was originally base’ing this contest on is someone who is “relatively” new to traditional woodworking and has not really tapped into his capability or talent. That sets a broader field than what was referred by me as “NEW” to woodworking. As I said, the format above will change as we move forward. The project and the person will mesh together to determine a winner, not solely the project.

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#10 posted 10-05-2015 03:37 AM

@ MNclone. Precisely ! You just have to finish one project and submit it. Give it a go.

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#11 posted 10-05-2015 10:54 AM

A great idea. I’ll be watching as well. Sice you said “seasoned”, it leaves me out. Had it been based on what I have left to learn, I’d be back in!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#12 posted 10-05-2015 04:49 PM

@Don W. I can smell Stout Garlic every time you post down here in Ky.

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#13 posted 10-05-2015 05:12 PM

MNclone is a perfect example of what this is about. If he were to enter and work thru it to completion he might surprise himself and LJ’s also. It could also be someone that has really got into lathe turning in the last couple of years and hasn’t really took the time to start into simple hand tool projects. The first Paul Sellers video I watched was the one where he made a simple spoon and I thought to myself, he could of put out a video on something more complex but he pulled viewers in by giving them something simple and clear and they could do it in a variety of ways and with different methods and tools for the same outcome. He has a new series coming out on building a simple chair that will be great for people that haven’t attempted that sort of project. How many watchers will follow that series and move their skills and confidence forward. That is what I’m looking for in this contest and it might be someone that’s been woodworking for the last 10 years.

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#14 posted 10-05-2015 05:20 PM

Item 1 in the original post has been changed.

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#15 posted 10-05-2015 08:55 PM

This is a great idea and a generous offer. I hope this competition gets lots of action and I’m looking forward to seeing the projects.
I can’t quarantee anything, but I have something in mind and if I can get it done in time, then I’ll post my entry here.

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