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707 days ago

Enter the latest GarageWoodworks contest. All hand tools brother!

Hand Tool Contest
Want to test out or show-off your hand tool skills? And at the same time make something for a kid? Then this is the contest for you.

Make a child’s toy by using ALL hand tools. It can be anything form a toy top, wooden toy car to a carved toy soldier. The toys will be judged again poll style by your woodworking peers.

Contest Rules:

Build a toy using all hand tools. Must submit pictures of the build process and final finished toy. Submit as many pictures as you’d like in order to show the process. Contest entry deadline is September 14 at 5:00pm EST *Voting begins Sept 14 at 7:00pm EST and end the 21st at 5:00pm EST

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#1 posted 707 days ago

Contest is re-opened. Sorry for any confusion.

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#2 posted 707 days ago

Any interest? No? Yes?

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#3 posted 707 days ago

I am interested. I am trying to move to hand tools. I have a couple of ideas brewing – we will see what pans out.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#4 posted 707 days ago

Does a hand powered lathe qualify as a hand tool?

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#5 posted 707 days ago

If Roy Underhill wouldn’t use it then no, it’s not allowed. You can only use your electricity to power your lights and your iPOD while making this one. :^)

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#6 posted 707 days ago

Oh yeah, Also, A circular saw and power drill (not drill press) should qualify as a hand tool…. You use it in your Hand, its a handheld powertool AKA “Hand tool”.... A table saw/any huge stationary tool would be a stationary power tool… :-)

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#7 posted 707 days ago

No, I mean like theres a crank powering the lathe… Does that count? Or even like a sewing machine.
Sorry i said ^^, you had it posted before i posted it and my page didn’t refresh

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#8 posted 707 days ago

Or even a lathe/tablesaw/bandsaw/drill hooked up to someones bicycle :D?

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#9 posted 707 days ago

Yeah, if you have a tool that doesn’t require electricity go for it. Just think of the tools Roy would use for a particular task.

To keep people honest we’re asking for photos that capture key steps.

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#10 posted 707 days ago

Also, You should say it must come from a solid/laminated piece of wood that has not been rough cut using a powertool…. You also should say that you cant use store bought kits…
Since you never said that… I hear that Home Depot has a free kid kit and they are making a toy…. I think i’ll grab one… Its free, and its made out of some Rubberwood or something.

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#11 posted 707 days ago

@Alexandre – Store bought kits are not allowed. Just use common sense. The idea is to have some fun. Ok?

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#12 posted 707 days ago

Sorry im making you mad… :)

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#13 posted 707 days ago

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#14 posted 707 days ago

I think I’ll start tommorow…

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#15 posted 707 days ago

Awesome! I’m looking forward to see what you come up with.

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