|Forum topic by ki7hy||posted 09-27-2016 07:11 PM||4544 views||4 times favorited||107 replies|
09-27-2016 07:11 PM
Lady’s and Gents (used loosely),
It’s time again for another swap. Kenny is finishing up the marking tool swap now and we have all decided to move on to another. Unfortunately you will have to deal with me this time around since Kenny is relieving his post. Don’t worry, I will do a crappy job just so he has to come back!!! <kidding> In regular standing, I have completely ripped off the theme intro, rules, etc. format from the previous swap. I would hate to break tradition here.
The theme for this swap is a surprise! No, the theme isn’t a surprise the theme is a surprise….we could go on all day about that. You can make ANY WOODWORKING TOOL YOU WANT. I was going to limit the size but that’s just going to hinder one’s imagination.
A Note: This is in no way officially sponsored by, run by, or otherwise tied to “LumberJocks” as a company or organization, or to any of the parent or sibling holdings thereof. It is simply run by those of us who participate on LumberJocks.
If you have not participated in one of our LumberJocks Shop Made Swaps before, Welcome! It’s relatively simple; each participant makes their swap item(s) and will get a name and address via e-mail a few weeks before the shipping deadline to where they will be mailing their entry. Postage is to be paid by the sender. The LumberJock who you’re shipping to, as well as the one who is shipping to you, will be completely random. Unless there are special circumstances – like the need for international shipping – I will not influence who anyone is paired with.
Rules for this swap
- Teaser shots are allowed, but please do not post full in-progress or finished pictures until after the reveal date. Remember we want everyone to be surprised when they receive their package!
- A progress pic (sent to me) will be required NO LATER THAN the due date listed near the end of this post. The progress pic needs to show that you’ve put sufficient time and work into the project to be able to complete it by the ship date. I know things come up so if you don’t have a progress pic by the required date but are confident you’ll still be able to complete your tool(s) by the ship date, just e-mail me BEFORE the progress pic due date and we’ll make arrangements. Anyone who doesn’t e-mail me a progress pic or let me know why they haven’t by 11:59 pm EDT on the due date will be dropped from the list of participants.
What we’re making
I can’t believe some of the amazing work I see come out of these swaps and knew I had to be in the next one. Unfortunately (or fortunately) I volunteered like a dummy to run it but I like mastering things so why not right?
The theme for this swap is a surprise! No, the theme isn’t a surprise the theme is a surprise….we could go on all day about that. You can make ANY WOODWORKING TOOL YOU WANT as long as it fits in Santa’s gift sack which has no limits. I was going to limit the size but that’s just going to hinder one’s imagination, so any tool you desire.
Bonus Items are completely optional and are not in any way required or expected. In past swaps, some folks include an extra “goody” along with their swap items. Bonus items do not have to be related to the swap theme, or even woodworking for that matter. If you like to turn pens and want to throw one in the box, great. Maybe you brew your own beer and want to send your recipient a bottle or twelve, go for it! Nobody’s expecting anything other than swap items though, so don’t feel any obligation whatsoever to add anything extra. It’s just something that I think has kind of evolved in past swaps so I wanted to address it up front.
How to sign up
Post below letting me know that you are in and then send an e-mail (lumberjocks.winter16swap at gmail.com) containing ALL of the following information:
I won’t send a confirmation e-mail but will be keeping a list of confirmed participants below that I will update daily (weekdays). If you don’t see your name on the list within a day or two of e-mailing me, shoot me another e-mail or PM so I don’t miss anybody.
Progress pictures will also be sent to the above e-mail address no later than the due date given below.
Your recipient’s name and address will be sent to you from the same e-mail address so make sure it’s not caught by your spam filter.
In order to participate, you need to adhere to the dates below. Failure to do so will result in you getting dropped from the swap. If you can’t make one of the dates, please make sure to notify me immediately so that I can update my swap spreadsheet.
- Register for swap: November 30, 2016 (lots of time to figure out if you can handle the work load)
- Progress picture: December 31, 2016
- Ship date: January 31, 2017
- Reveal date: February 10, 2017. No final pics until this date. Let the recipient post a pic or two before the sender posts their “formal” pics and project entry.
-Closing date: February 14, 2017. Please post “reveal” photos by this date. Everyone’s anxious to post their projects and for the other participants to see what they made. If your recipient hasn’t posted reveal pics by this date, then it’s open season! Feel free to post your own pics in this thread and go ahead and post your project. (Unless there is a shipping SNAFU – then please wait for your recipient to get it and post a few pics)
When you post your projects, use the tag “Winter 2016 Tool Swap” so we can all easily find the projects in one spot.
This is a collaborative learning experience for all of us so make use of this forum thread to share knowledge and ideas as well asking questions and getting advice. These swaps are about the journey more so than the destination!
(Thanks to Ripthorn and then Mark Kronell and then Mosquito and then HokieKen – much of the verbiage (including this) was plagiarized from their posts on the previous swaps)