|Forum topic by StumpyNubs||posted 10-26-2011 03:21 PM||5245 views||0 times favorited||178 replies|
10-26-2011 03:21 PM
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…..............
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