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Forum topic by Cecilia posted 03-13-2012 03:20 AM 1455 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-13-2012 03:20 AM

What an awesome day today!

1) The weather was so beautiful, didn’t even wear a jacket.
2) Got my print for the Golden Hammer Competition.
3) Met Ty Pennington and got his autograph ON MY PRINT!
4) Saw a cat on chillin on a guys head…pretty cool :-)
5) Treated myself to great material on furniture building.

-- Cecilia, NYC

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#1 posted 03-13-2012 03:34 AM

Hello Cecilia, Congratulations on placing in the Golden Hammer Competition. What was your entry, and who won first place? I’d been involved in that in the past, and thought they’d discontinued the competition. Is it new again this year, or have they been holding it for while?
Glad to see you here on Lumberjocks; Welcome.


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#2 posted 03-13-2012 03:54 AM

Hey Barb :-)

Thank you…The Golden Hammer Competition has been going on for years here in New York City. This years competition is on April 4th. In the past, There were 2 tests that the General Carpenter Apprentices had to take. Now we get to choose which one, either Interior Systems or Carpentry or go ahead and take both exams. I guess ‘cuz things changed up and now we have to “test out” as well…meaning build something from start to finish from a print to become Journeyman. I did both and scored in the top 8 out of 212 people so I had to choose one. Figured since I did most of my apprencticeship in Interiors I should test myself on how well I can do it alone. I’m the only girl….but we have 3 ladies competing in Carpentry :-) Only the top person gets to do Nationals.

-- Cecilia, NYC

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#3 posted 03-13-2012 03:56 AM

Sometimes things just go our way :)

Today was an awesome day in Iowa as well. I think it reached 70 today, but not sure.

Glad to have you aboard. Welcome to Lumberjocks!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#4 posted 03-13-2012 03:58 AM

Congratulations Cecilia! Welcome to LumberJocks.

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#5 posted 03-13-2012 04:12 AM

Congratulations that cool

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#6 posted 03-13-2012 04:18 AM

I’m glad you had a good day Cecilia it’s nice to hear a happy tone in today’s world. Congrats on placing so well in the competition .

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 03-13-2012 04:37 AM

that’s great cecilia

you stuck it out
and it’s working

i wanted to be a carpenter/woodworker most of my youth
never could get work as i had no ‘experience’
finally landed in a federal pen and fought tooth and nail
to be in the building trades class and got a degree
on my first real job some sleaze came in with diamonds on
and demanded everyone join his union
the owner gave him $100 for 4 guys and he went away
we never heard another word

years later i was in hawaii and on a lark
went into the union offices and took the test
they called california and found i had registered there
passed with 2 wrong answers to their amazement
they put my name on a list and i never heard a word from them either
that was 45 years ago
i’m probably still waiting

congratulations and welcome to LJ’s

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 03-13-2012 04:41 AM

Congratulations on your awesome day. May you have many more of ‘em.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#9 posted 03-13-2012 04:44 AM

Congrats!!! It’s always a good day when things come together.

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#10 posted 03-13-2012 04:49 AM

Great job in placing where you did.hope you go on, in the competion.

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#11 posted 03-13-2012 05:12 AM

Well, thanks for explaining your competition! Obviously not the same ‘Golden Hammer’ writing awards I was thinking of. Sounds like you done yourself proud! Good for you. Keep us informed of the April test. It sounds like a pressure cooker. I hope you do great!


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#12 posted 03-21-2012 09:12 PM

Wow! Have not been on here for a couple of days…Thanks everyone :-)

@ David, seems like you still went ahead and persued your passion.
Sorry to hear it didn’t work out the way it should have. Many changes have
come and alot of weeding out the bad apples.

-- Cecilia, NYC

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#13 posted 03-21-2012 09:55 PM

Congratulations and welcome!

And yeah the weather, it is beautiful. Hit 84.9° here. In March. Wearing shorts today but will probably have to get my parka out again soon…

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#14 posted 03-21-2012 10:05 PM

Good for you Cecilia. My older sister was a carpenter for 18 years, and a darn good one. The old boys gave her a hard time in the beginning, but she gave it right back, and her work backed her up. Have a lot of respect for my sis. And the weather has been great.

-- Joe from Western Ma.... Peace to all

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#15 posted 04-03-2012 04:13 PM

Yay! My School has their very own facebook timeline and it shows the project that I will be doing.
Check it out….!/LaborTechnicalCollege

-- Cecilia, NYC

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