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Forum topic by HokieKen posted 09-22-2016 05:30 PM 1587 views 0 times favorited 41 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-22-2016 05:30 PM

We’ll be wrapping up the layout and marking toolswap next week. Prior to starting that swap, I did an online survey to determine the theme. That seemed to work well and while I’m NOT moderating the next swap, I did agree to go ahead and post a new survey to see what people want to do.

I’ll do that in the next couple of days, in the meantime, I wanted to see what options people would like to see. I think we’re kind of trying to steer toward new themes that haven’t been done but, I don’t see any reason we can’t do something that’s been done in the past. So, the following options will be included in the survey:

Knives
Small Parts Storage
Chisels
Turning Tools

What other options would y’all like to see for the theme of the next swap?

Updated 9/23: Here is the link to the survey.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!


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#1 posted 09-22-2016 06:01 PM

If we did knives I might be able to participate. But shaping handles by hand with a rasp is probably about the only woodworking I can do for the next few months while I’m in an apartment.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#2 posted 09-22-2016 06:55 PM

I vote knives also. Not that my shop is shut down like Jmarts. I just like to make knives.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#3 posted 09-22-2016 11:54 PM

I’ve been wanting to make a knife but I’m not sure that my first attempt would be worthy of sharing.

I would vote for the turning tools.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#4 posted 09-23-2016 12:22 AM

Turning tools is too specific , how about something every worker of the wood uses?

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#5 posted 09-23-2016 12:55 AM

I think something general like the dovetail one you all had at one point would be cool. Leaves it up to the imagination on what to make.

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#6 posted 09-23-2016 12:57 AM

A Surprise Swap? That could be fun lol Don’t tell anyone what you’re making, except the swap coordinator, with the regular slew of pre-ship progress photos, etc

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#7 posted 09-23-2016 02:07 AM



A Surprise Swap? That could be fun lol Don t tell anyone what you re making, except the swap coordinator, with the regular slew of pre-ship progress photos, etc

- Mosquito

Actually, I like this idea. Set a size limit, like it has to be able to ship in a small flat rate box, and let everyone’s imagination run wild. Tools, knives, art, whatever, as long as it fits in the box.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#8 posted 09-23-2016 02:10 AM

I knife swap would be cool and in time for the Holidays.

A surprise swap is an interesting idea. I like it

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#9 posted 09-23-2016 05:08 AM

A surprise swap covers all bases.

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

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#10 posted 09-23-2016 05:23 AM

A Surprise Swap? That could be fun lol Don t tell anyone what you re making, except the swap coordinator, with the regular slew of pre-ship progress photos, etc

- Mosquito

Actually, I like this idea. Set a size limit, like it has to be able to ship in a small flat rate box, and let everyone s imagination run wild. Tools, knives, art, whatever, as long as it fits in the box.

- JayT

I agree a shipping box size limit would be good. I would scratch the art and what not though and stick to the tool theme. Sounds good to me. The only problem would be deciding what to make and hope the someone doesn’t already have a favorite of it.

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#11 posted 09-23-2016 11:52 AM

Oooh, I like the surprise swap idea.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#12 posted 09-23-2016 12:24 PM

The surprise swap is sounding like the Galootaclaus exchange that happens every year on the Porch. A very cool deal.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#13 posted 09-23-2016 01:38 PM

It would be on track to be ending sometime in December…

I would say “Medium Flat Rate Box, or equivalently size”. That gives the flexibility of the longer wider flat box, or the cube shaped one, but that can all be hashed out later.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#14 posted 09-23-2016 02:10 PM

I updated the OP with a link to the survey.

Now the question is, who’s going to moderate it?? Jeffswildwood indicated he might be willing but no firm commitment. I’m sure it’s a busy time for a lot of us with Christmas coming so the sooner we launch it the better. I posted a survey with the options above but I also added the “Surprise Swap” option. I really like that idea and it seems others do too.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#15 posted 09-23-2016 02:26 PM

Ok, mine is completed.
surprise!

...wow…cannot keep the box taped shut…hurry up and lemme know my recipient!!!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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