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08-17-2018 05:13 PM

I entered my Thorsen Dining Table in the General Finishes 2018 Design Challenge in the Woodworking / Tables & Desks category. There is some very nice work entered. The prizes are pretty nice this year including a Fuji sprayer for the top prize winner! The other prizes are pretty nice as well, including cases of GF products, and who can’t use more Arm-R-Seal? Winners will be announced September 3rd.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"


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#1 posted 08-17-2018 05:37 PM

good luck buddy,if you dont win top prize its gotta be something pretty spectacular to beat your table.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 08-17-2018 05:39 PM

Thanks Pottz!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#3 posted 08-17-2018 06:02 PM

just checked out your competition in your category,i think you got it buddy!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 08-17-2018 07:04 PM

Good luck from as well! That thing is beautiful, and clearly a buttload of work!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#5 posted 08-17-2018 07:25 PM

Beautiful table! I looked through the other entries and you are definitely in the running. Good Luck. Make sure you let us now when you win!

-- 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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#6 posted 08-17-2018 07:31 PM

Thanks guys!

I’m hoping to place, more for the bragging rights than the prizes, but most importantly to use as leverage when my wife complains I spend too much time in the shop!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#7 posted 08-17-2018 07:42 PM

Your table looks great. There were some other nice ones, but nothing on the scale of what you built. I guess we don’t get a vote but I’m sure you should do well. How is the work on the chairs coming along?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#8 posted 08-17-2018 07:52 PM

It will depend on if they are judging table separately from the other Woodworking categories. There is some nice work in there. That mahogany server is spectacular.

Chair progress has been slow over the summer with business travel and vacations. But they should be completed in Time to enter in next years contest!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#9 posted 09-18-2018 01:33 AM

Well, I’m happy to report I finished in 3rd place:

https://contest.generalfinishes.com/winners

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#10 posted 09-18-2018 11:02 AM

Congratulations. Hopefully your prize package was enough stain and finish to complete the chairs.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#11 posted 09-18-2018 01:21 PM

congrats tung,i still think you should have gotten first place,no less than second though,having done g & g i know very well what went into your table.i think what got first place was due to the unique design that gave him the edge.once again well done my friend.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#12 posted 09-20-2018 01:27 AM



Congratulations. Hopefully your prize package was enough stain and finish to complete the chairs.

- EarlS


At three pints, I doubt it!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#13 posted 09-20-2018 01:27 AM



congrats tung,i still think you should have gotten first place,no less than second though,having done g & g i know very well what went into your table.i think what got first place was due to the unique design that gave him the edge.once again well done my friend.

- pottz


That’s exactly what my wife said too.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#14 posted 09-20-2018 02:39 AM

Congrats on third. 1st place for craftsmanship though!!

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