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Whyere are they? I have heard about them from many of you, but have yet to see any.


-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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Martin Sojka

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#1 posted 998 days ago

Hi Sven, here’s the Contests page. The latest ones are always featured on the home page banners.

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#2 posted 998 days ago

I think contests can be very good for the purpose of challenging ourselves to do the best we can do.

However, I am not a fan of a contest that is judged based on pictures. Pictures can reveal just how perfect a joint is or how good the finish is. Excellence in woodworking needs to be seen in person to be adequately judged.

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

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#3 posted 998 days ago

That’s a good point, Rich.

Good photographers have real advantage, too. A person might be a fantastic woodworker and enter a great project, but if it is poorly photographed he stands no chance of winning.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 998 days ago

You guys have great points. I have seen many photographers who have businesses. Their editing was poor at the beginning and you would think they would never make it. Give it 6 months to a year and they look like pro pictures. It is all about the editing and how the picture was taken.

-- Tim-; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-

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