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EarlS

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11-28-2018 02:41 AM

Topic tags/keywords: 2019 spring suprise project swap

Time to start thinking about the Spring 2019 Swap. We want lots of folks to give this “swap” thing a try so for this swap you can make whatever you would like.

If you haven’t ever participated in a swap before, give it a try, you won’t regret it. It is a lot of fun and you will want to participate in every swap. This is my first time acting as moderator, and my 3rd Swap. If I can’t answer your question, one of the other participants will certainly be able to.

LumberJocks are a creative bunch and turn out impressive work! So, I feel no need to give strict guidelines for what you make for this swap. Use your own judgement and creativity! Your contribution should be “made” in your shop, by you. Build something you designed from scratch, build something from someone else’s plans, modify an existing product, or even overhaul/restore something you purchased. Again, I trust you so use your best judgement. The important thing is that it’s something you put your time, effort and talents into for a fellow LumberJock!

Rules:
Your swap item has to be at least partially made from wood or be used for wood working. Incorporating metal working is always appreciated. Just for clarification – you can make anything you would like (as long as it is in good taste). The whole idea of this swap is to make something you would like to make whatever that may be – tool, jewelry box, box, mallet, shop decor, frame, gadget, whatever your creativity can come up with. Remember this is also a chance to try something different out as well.

The final project has to fit in a 12×12 x 6 box or close to it. That way shipping costs should be under $20.

A progress pic (sent to me) will be required NO LATER THAN the due date. 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 item 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 CST on the due date will be dropped from the list of participants.

How does the Swap work?
The process is simple; each participant makes their swap item(s) and will get the name and address of their recipient via e-mail after progress pictures are turned in, and before the shipping deadline. Postage is paid by the sender. Use your preferred shipper – UPS, Fed-Ex, USPS, or pony express.

The LumberJock who you’re shipping to, as well as the one who is shipping to you, will be selected randomly.

Unless there are special circumstances – like the need for international shipping – I will not influence who anyone is paired with.

Disclaimers:
This swap 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.

In order to participate in a swap you must be a member in good standing in the lumberjocks community. The moderator can not be expected to, and will not act as a go between for banned or blocked members.

Other Details
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!

Bonus items
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. Nobody’s expecting anything other than swap items though, so don’t feel any obligation whatsoever to add anything extra. It’s something that has 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 to (LJ2019SpringSwap@gmail.com) containing ALL of the following information:

LumberJocks Username
Complete Real Name
Email address
Shipping Address, including country

Let me know if you are not willing to ship internationally (so I can make sure I pair any non-US participants accordingly)

I’ll send a confirmation e-mail and will keep a list of confirmed participants below that I will update periodically.

If you don’t get a confirmation email and 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.

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.

Important dates
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 the progress picture or ship dates, please make sure to notify me immediately so that I can update the list.

Register by: January 12, 2019

Progress picture by: February 10, 2019

Ship by: March 10, 2019

Reveal date: March 15, 2019

No final pics until this date. Let the recipient post a pic or two on this forum thread before the sender posts their “formal” pics in the “Projects” section. We may reveal earlier if everyone has received their package before the reveal date.

Closing date: March 18, 2019

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 problem – then please wait for your recipient to get it and post a few pics)

Other Stuff:
When you post your projects, use the tag “2019 Spring Surprise 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 than the destination!

I hope we all have a good time and great discussion while this swap goes on. That is truly what these swaps are about, growing as wood workers, learning new techniques and trying new things out, and getting to know our fellow Lumberjocks. As a bonus we also also get something cool in the mail.

Participants:

EarlS
Dave Polaschek
RichBolduc
JeffsWildwood
JohnMcClure
Bluenote38
Woodmaster1
DoubleG469
Recycle1943
GrantA
Poohbaah
Lazyman
ElroyD
Northy185
Brandon

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


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HokieKen

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#1 posted 11-28-2018 03:00 AM

Hi Earl. Just wanted to have the first post :-)). Carry on.

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

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TheFridge

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#2 posted 11-28-2018 03:21 AM

I just wanted to be a #2

It’s all downhill from here.

Where the deuces are…

Ooops. I did it again…

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#3 posted 11-28-2018 03:27 AM

You’re such a turd Fridge.

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

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#4 posted 11-28-2018 03:50 AM

Well that didn’t take long to head off the rails.

Can one of you send an email to the address so I know it is working?

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

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#5 posted 11-28-2018 09:14 AM

I’m in. Email on the way.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#6 posted 11-28-2018 11:57 AM



Well that didn t take long to head off the rails.

Can one of you send an email to the address so I know it is working?

- EarlS

Dave will do it!

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

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jeffswildwood

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#7 posted 11-28-2018 12:11 PM

I missed the last beer and marking tool swap, (although I followed them daily), and miss being in swaps! My Wife has health issues but it’s a long time until March 12th. I just may have time to make a nice surprise for someone so I’m in. The return of jeffswildwood!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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RichBolduc

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#8 posted 11-28-2018 12:11 PM

Ohhhh this should be interesting.

Rich

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RichBolduc

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#9 posted 11-28-2018 12:12 PM

I’m still waiting to see what you make from that flame box elder Jeff!! I do believe you owe the wife a jewelry box from it :)

Rich


I missed the last beer and marking tool swap, (although I followed them daily), and miss being in swaps! My Wife has health issues but it s a long time until March 12th. I just may have time to make a nice surprise for someone so I m in. The return of jeffswildwood!

- jeffswildwood


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HokieKen

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#10 posted 11-28-2018 12:20 PM

So good to see you back Jeff! We missed ya man :-)

I really don’t know if I’m gonna jump in on this one. I have projects piling up like pregnant chicks at Fridge’s door. I have a couple of gifts I’m making for Christmas that would be good swap fodder. I’m gonna try to find the time to make an extra in parallel. So, we’ll see. I always spend a couple of evenings sobbing into my pillow when I have to sit a swap out so I’m gonna try to avoid that at all costs. My wife always makes fun of me for crying ;-)

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

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jeffswildwood

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#11 posted 11-28-2018 12:25 PM

E mail sent! Thanks for the welcome home guys. Ken, I too have shed those “no swap for me” tears. Rich, I planed some of that box elder, It still hasn’t told me what it wants to be yet. ;-). Box is in the plans! Some may turn up in the swap!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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EarlS

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#12 posted 11-28-2018 12:32 PM

Someone tell Fridge that Kenny needs a hug. If Fridge can’t help, I think I saw Olaf in Kenny’s front yard.

I’m sure you will come around to the realization that you can’t sit this one out. No pressure. You will have to come up with a better excuse though.

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

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RichBolduc

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#13 posted 11-28-2018 01:06 PM

I’m asking FB groups what I should make or they’d like to receive for this one… lol

Rich

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Dave Polaschek

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#14 posted 11-28-2018 01:21 PM


I just may have time to make a nice surprise for someone so I m in. The return of jeffswildwood!

Good to have you back, buddy! With you and Earl in, I’m going to need to step up my game some more.

Got three ideas already. Now I just need to learn the skills to build one of them!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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jeffswildwood

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#15 posted 11-28-2018 01:53 PM



I m asking FB groups what I should make or they d like to receive for this one… lol Rich

- RichBolduc


I’ll keep an eye out on FB and let you know what I want. :-)

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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