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Martin Sojka

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12-06-2007 11:52 AM

Topic tags/keywords: winter woodworking awards lumberjocks

Here you can discuss anything related to the Winter 2008 Awards.

-- Martin, https://woodworkingweb.com


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frank

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#1 posted 12-06-2007 12:23 PM

Hello Martin;
—-great awards and may the spirit of all LJ’ers here and yet to come, carry on….best wishes to all!!!

....and thank you Martin for all your time and effort….
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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#2 posted 12-06-2007 04:16 PM

a couple questions have been posted already:
the box dimensions … EACH of the dimensions must not exceed 18” (so height max: 18” etc.)

one 2×4; one project… you get the idea… we want to see the creative side! (length of stud is 8’)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 12-06-2007 06:41 PM

Thanks Debbie!

I was thinking like the post office: Length + Width + Height = 18” (Wrong)

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#4 posted 12-06-2007 07:25 PM

phew.. glad we got that straightened out :)

and as for the 2×4: think of walking into the wood store and asking for a 2×4.. what would you get? Or think of “needing” a 2×4.. what would you use? And the last point to ponder is: what is the intention of the category? To see how creative people can get with a single piece of wood that usually does not get a lot of glory.

Somewhere there is a site where a group of woodworkers have tackled the above challenge and posted their ideas—so if you are desperate for an idea, do some searches… and if you don’t want your creativity contaminated by previously-made ideas, well… don’t search. Ha!! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#5 posted 12-06-2007 07:48 PM

Hello Debbie;

—-yes, good way of saying it….!

Now if I was to ’walk into my local boxed lumber store’, I guess I would be taking what they had all-ready cut…1-1/2’‘x3-1/2’‘x8’....

....and if I ’needed’ a 2×4x8, I would walk out into my log yard and cut one out as 2’‘x4’‘x8’

Wow this really is exciting….
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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#6 posted 12-06-2007 08:29 PM

I need to clarify a point.I want to add a brass plate,purely decorative,as part of the design in the 2×4 contest.It wont make the project any larger,but will complete the look I am after.I think this falls under the “doo dads” you mentioned but want to make sure.Is that going to be ok to do?
Thank you for your help and I cant wait to get started.

Also,I would like to suggest that we consider the following for the next contest. All projects should be sent in to be judged and then all of them auctioned off with the proceeds to go to a charity for children,or breast cancer,etc….. As an example,WOOD Magazine does this with the proceeds going to the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.So this would add an additional incentive to participate,one that is totally unselfish.But,I was thinking of projects and a cause that is non Holiday based, since there are plenty of those already.
Just a thought.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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Martin Sojka

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#7 posted 12-06-2007 08:44 PM

Andy, adding decorative parts is perfectly fine.

It would be great to have auction after the contest. However this requires established infrastructure and larger team…. maybe in the future. For now you may participate in our Save the children event

-- Martin, https://woodworkingweb.com

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#8 posted 12-06-2007 09:01 PM

Is the competition open to USA & Canadia residents only, like other USA sponsored competition, or does it include all members world wide?

In the unlikely event of a non-US/Canadian resident winning will they ship the prize over seas?

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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#9 posted 12-06-2007 09:02 PM

WARNING: don’t look if you don’t want to see sample 2×4 projects….
here’s a sample for 2x4 projects—don’t look if you don’t want to be swayed towards an idea or away from something you have already envisioned.
And here is another one.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 12-06-2007 09:06 PM

Frank says:

{Now if I was to ’walk into my local boxed lumber store’, I guess I would be taking what they had all-ready cut…1-1/2’‘x3-1/2’‘x8’….....and if I ’needed’ a 2×4×8, I would walk out into my log yard and cut one out as 2’‘x4’‘x8’}

I think you should be able to go either way

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#11 posted 12-06-2007 09:11 PM

yes.. it’s a 2×4 not a 2” x 4”.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#12 posted 12-06-2007 09:50 PM

Get over it people, its a stud from Home Depot.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#13 posted 12-06-2007 10:07 PM

Any one else notice that we seem to have two topics going on the same subject..

LJ Woodworking Awards Winter 2008

and

LJ Woodworking Awards – Winter 2008 #1: Announcement

Seems it would be simpler with just one.

-- Leon -- Houston, TX - " I create all my own designs and it looks like it "

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Martin Sojka

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#14 posted 12-06-2007 10:44 PM

to everybody:

As always, these Awards are judged by other LumberJocks and each author is responsible for providing the right photos and project story. Don’t overanalyze the category descriptions please – they are meant to be the guidelines and cannot cover each scenario.

If you think that your intended project fits into your interpretation of the category description then just submit it and tell others (potential voters) why you think so in the project story. Nobody will ban your project.

-- Martin, https://woodworkingweb.com

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Martin Sojka

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#15 posted 12-06-2007 10:44 PM

Tony, prizes are supposed to be shipped internationally as well. We’re international woodworking community ;)

-- Martin, https://woodworkingweb.com

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