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StumpyNubs

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10-26-2011 03:21 PM

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Charles Neil challenged me, and I accepted. It’s sure to be a match on the level of Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant. It’s the ultimate struggle between good and adequate, experience vs. mediocre talent, an epic battle between the South and the North not seen since the civil war!

On one side you have Charles Neil, professional woodworker with decades of experience.

On the other side you have Stumpy Nubs, professional something-or-other with a funny name.

And in the middle, refereeing this saw-dustup, is YOU. A week from Saturday the results will be presented right here in the Lumber Jocks forum. YOU will get to critique them. YOU will get to score them. YOU will get to decide who is the greatest woodworker of all time! (or at least who made a better table top box or cabinet).

Here’s the rules as agreed to by both of us…

The project will be a small box or cabinet designed to sit on a living room end table and hold the junk that a person would like close at hand (remote control, etc). Any style that would be appropriate for the stated purpose is allowed.

Only solid, domestic woods can be used. No veneers or exotic woods.

The entries will be judged based on three criteria: 1. Form (a score of 1-10 on overall design and uniqueness); 2. Joinery (a score of 1-10 on overall durability and craftsmanship); 3. Function (a score of 1-10 on the usefullness of the design for the stated purpose)

Judging will be open to the LJ community, and the names of who made which project will be withheld until after the judging is completed. The person with the highest score as given by your comments in the upcoming project thread within seven days of when it is posted win.

Finally- we agree to make a GIFT of the final projects to each other, shipped at our own expense. This will ensure that neither side spends an excessive amount of money.

The deadline for completing the project will be a 12:00 PM EST November 5th- a week from this Saturday.

Who will prevail? Who will be crowned the greatest craftsman to ever live? How poor a decision was it for Stumpy to accept the challenge? Only time will tell…..............

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com


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jim C

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#1 posted 10-26-2011 03:29 PM

Oh boy Stumper,
That’s like me (150 lbs.) playing football against Dick Butkus.

Bad decision. ;-)

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#2 posted 10-26-2011 03:32 PM

Will there be a pot for wagering ?

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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StumpyNubs

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#3 posted 10-26-2011 03:44 PM

JimC- I’m not afraid to get creamed. It’s an honor just to be nominated… (which is exactly what people say right before they win an Oscar…)

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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Kindlingmaker

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#4 posted 10-26-2011 03:47 PM

Yes Yes Yes! This is another wonderous adventure in LumberJocks! YES!!!!!
Go get em’, both of you!
: ) : ) : ) : )

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 10-26-2011 03:50 PM

Roger: No, but there will be some pot for smoking.

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

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#6 posted 10-26-2011 03:52 PM

Yeah Charlie, Stumps will need it. He was probably under the influence when he accepted this challenge.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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ShaneA

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#7 posted 10-26-2011 03:57 PM

Good luck to the both of you.

Is there a posted line in Vegas yet?

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jim C

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#8 posted 10-26-2011 03:57 PM

” JimC- I’m not afraid to get creamed. It’s an honor just to be nominated… (which is exactly what people say right before they win an Oscar…)”

or before a firing squad

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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knotscott

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#9 posted 10-26-2011 04:08 PM

I’ll be watching! (popcorn anyone?)

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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jim C

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#10 posted 10-26-2011 04:09 PM

That’s it
I’m finished!
It’s inappropriate to contemplate doing physical harm to someone on this forum.
I’m taking my politically correct, holier-than-thou attitude and joining heavenlylumber-be-us.commie
Bye-Bye

;-)

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#11 posted 10-26-2011 04:14 PM

But Jim C, you are already there. :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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StumpyNubs

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#12 posted 10-26-2011 04:33 PM

:)

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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racerglen

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#13 posted 10-26-2011 04:44 PM

Oh boy ! Party time, Go getum guys and WE WILL BE SITTING IN JUDGEMENT !

(So grasshopper, what have you learned from this experience ? )

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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Nomad62

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#14 posted 10-26-2011 04:46 PM

Man, what a deal! Can I get in on it too? I mean, a contest in which you get the other persons entry, heck I could hack together an ugly old snag to get one of his pieces, lol! Seriously, great idea guys, best of luck to you both!

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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jim C

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#15 posted 10-26-2011 04:48 PM

sorry
I’m not answering this as I left and I’m not watching this anymore!..................

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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