Alrighty folks, I’ve come up with the contest I want to do, and I have a cool prize. First off, I want to say that it’s not easy coming up with a contest for this site, and as it goes, I won’t go into a rant like I always do about it. LOL. This contest is ALL about woodworking, so I shouldn’t hear to much bickering and complaining. I’d at least appreciate that. LOL
Here are the rules:
You are to build a door any way you know how. You can use any tool you see fit. I think that you can do this contest even with a handsaw, so if you think that not everyone can do it, then I’m not sure what to think about that. You can build any door you’d like, from fairy doors to Barn doors. It doesn’t matter, as I feel that the methods are similar enough.
The construction of the door must be photographed and added to your entry. Photos should be taken of the front and back of the door as well. Please get as many close up shots of the joinery as possible.
If you haven’t built a door before that is even better. Because now you have the push to get it done. I personally have written a blog on how to make a door, and I’ve read one by Patron. I’m pretty sure there are a dozen other members here that have written a how to on making a door. DO NOT feel ashamed or afraid to ask. If you need help building your entry ASK. Post a blog or forum topic asking for assistance. This way you gain skill and knowledge during the challenge. I will personally assist you the best I can.
But lets remember what’s being judged:
If you can add carvings, marquetry, parquetry, mouldings, etc, it gives more to your effort, and says you’re in it to win it.
So bring it on, lets see your door. You are given 2 months to complete this project. You DO NOT need to have a finish on this project for it to be complete.
I will be seeking a panel of judges. So if you are interested in judging this contest please PM me. The contest ends Sunday the 15th of August 2010 and is open to EVERY member of lumberjocks.
There is only one winner. The winner will recieve a brand new set of Makita door making bits. In the kit is a rail and stile bit and a raised panel bit. This set is still in it’s original packaging, and has never been used.
To enter simply build a door and enter it by adding it as a project and tagging it with “DOOR CONTEST 2010”
You can also enter your project here.
Goodluck to all who participates. If you fail to tag your project, please repost it with the tag. Again, please PM me if you would like to jugde. I am looking for 4 judges, 2 male, 2 female. Thanks
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