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Forum topic by richgreer posted 06-20-2011 06:02 PM 978 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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richgreer

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06-20-2011 06:02 PM

I’m a member of a local woodworking club and we are starting something that I think is exciting.

Anyone who wants to participate in this program will be given a bundle of wood. Each bundle will be identical (or very close to identical). Participants will pay $20 for the cost of materials. The participant does not have to use all of the material but he/she is forbidden from using any other material (exceptions are made for some hardware items such as clock works, hinges, etc.) The idea is to challenge yourself to come up with an original and creative item.

This is right up my alley. I really enjoy coming up with new design ideas.

We emphasize that this is not a competition but there is always a little competitive spirit that enters into things like this.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.


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#1 posted 06-20-2011 06:49 PM

Nice Idea, Ready to see some pics of the finished product !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#2 posted 06-20-2011 07:11 PM

As of this point in time, I’m anxious to see what the starting bundle or wood is. I know the guy running this and I expect it to be an interesting combination of domestic and exotic wood. He’s particularly fond of bubinga, blood wood and walnut.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 06-20-2011 07:12 PM

Sounds like a good mixture to me !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#4 posted 06-21-2011 01:42 AM

We did that as well, it was a contest to see who could generate a product using the most volume of wood from a standard 2×4x8’. You wouldn’t believe what some people did, it was a blast. No real rules, you just had to use as much of the wood (and that wood alone) in any way you wanted with glue and minimal hardware.

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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#5 posted 06-21-2011 01:59 AM

I recognize that this is a variation on the 2×4 idea, which I have done. I think it is an enhancement of the 2×4 idea since we will be working with a variety of quality woods.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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