Woodworking Olympics

  • Advertise with us

« back to Coffee Lounge forum

Forum topic by pashley posted 02-21-2010 04:37 PM 1236 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View pashley's profile


1031 posts in 2965 days

02-21-2010 04:37 PM

Seems like the Olympics aren’t just for athletes. There is actually an “Olympics” for woodworkers! The World Skills Championship actually awards medals for woodworking. What struck me about this video is that the craftsman profiled talks about precise tolerances – down to ONE-TENTH OF A MILLIMETER! Check out this video!

-- Have a blessed day!

6 replies so far

View miles125's profile


2180 posts in 3253 days

#1 posted 02-21-2010 04:50 PM

Need to throw in real world difficulties. Like the customer showing up and telling “Gary” that she thought in her mind the cabinet would be taller and she aint payin for it. Then Gary tells customer where she can put cabinet and gets valuable points deducted :)

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

View a1Jim's profile


114720 posts in 2824 days

#2 posted 02-21-2010 04:58 PM

The real woodworking World that’s the hard part sometimes.

-- Custom furniture

View clieb91's profile


3430 posts in 3182 days

#3 posted 02-27-2010 05:08 PM

Wow that amount of tolerances are way to tight for me, reason I do wood working instead of following after my grandfather and being a Machinist. Pretty impressive.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

View Innovator's profile


3584 posts in 2660 days

#4 posted 02-27-2010 09:35 PM

You are right Chris, I have a tool and die backgroung and sometimes it is hard not to mix them up sometimes

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile


17346 posts in 2923 days

#5 posted 02-27-2010 11:50 PM

All depends on the value of tiime ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View dennis mitchell's profile

dennis mitchell

3994 posts in 3561 days

#6 posted 03-24-2010 10:23 PM

I got to go to the American finals, but was too old to go to internationals. They did have an age limit.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics