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Jonathan

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09-02-2010 07:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: contest bench five board bench 5 board bench vote

The 5-Board Bench Contest is now taking place on the Charles Neil website.

Have you voted yet? You can vote anytime between September 1st and September 10th.

I have entered the contest and would like to see everybody vote on their favorite bench.

I have an entry in the contest, but to keep it fair, I am not going to reveal which bench is mine. However, if you look at my projects that I’ve completed so far, you just might be able to figure out which one is mine. I sort of thought about when I first started woodworking not all that long ago and how I really wanted to make my first project to post.

I remember how excited and happy I was when I posted my first project, which was a shoe rack. I still have that excitement and enthusiasm, and it grows as I learn new skills and come up with new designs and ideas for projects. Keeping in mind this feeling I had after my first project, I went forward with constructing my bench in hopes that others would get the same kind of motivation to do something like this, or even give them a creative idea to use on some other project, no matter what skill level they were at.

If you’ve viewed my projects http://lumberjocks.com/JonathanG/projects and read my posts about them, you just might be able to figure out which bench is mine.

Feel free to post any comments about any of the benches entered into the contest on this thread. Hopefully there will be some interesting debates that everyone comes up with.

And if you think you know which one is mine, please offer up any comments you may have on it. I accept both positive comments and constructive criticism; that’s how I will become a better and more proficient woodworker! I will definitely post it as a finished project once the contest is over.

Most of all, if you’re not a member of Charles Neils’ forum, please sign-up and vote (especially if you like my bench… just kidding)!

Here’s a link to the contest entries:
http://charlesneilwoodworking.com/articles.php?art=5boardbench

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."


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#1 posted 09-02-2010 07:12 PM

we also did a you tube on the benches http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otRkfUIuT6E

and on Sept 15 we will announce the winner as well as start another contest, all free and just for fun,,

I do not know whos bench is whose, but good luck Jonathan

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#2 posted 09-02-2010 07:19 PM

Thanks Charles, it is appreciated!

I hope this contest garners more interest in your site. I know I’ve had fun with it so far and look forward to participating in future contests.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 09-03-2010 04:51 PM

I’ve seen the bench in person and it is GORGEOUS. The combination of the woods used and the quality of the prep and finish—it’s finished enough to make the grain pop, but soft and touchable enough that it’s still very “wood” like.

Had he left it out in the garage I may have stolen it for my house, but he knows where I live…

-- Todd (Denver, CO -- Highlands)

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