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Kookaburra

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667 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: resource contest

I just saw this or I would have posted this contest sooner.

Instructables is a great project site with a real focus on reusing material.

This contest requires an “instructable” for a wood project, so those of you who have done blogs on your work are pretty much prepared. I am not, so I won’t be entering. (It is free to sign up for Instructables) Here is an example of an instructable for a wood working project (entered in the contest but not mine)

About the contest:
-Two categories – indoor and outdoor
-”Just submit a new Instructable that covers the creation of a new item with wood or how to take care of an existing wooden item. The only extra requirement is that you use stain (incl. clear finish) on the wood. What really matters is the project and the care you put into it.”
-Prizes include Weber Genesis grill, Dyson vacuum and Kindle Fire (prizes for each indoor and outdoor)

There are only 72 entries so far and many of them are multiples of the same members (you can only win once). So, there might be 40 unique members entered for 14 great prizes! Pretty good odds considering the quality of many entries is not very high.

Oh, and you can enter and win if you are from a lot of places: “Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, and Denmark.” That is a nice change from US only contests.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.


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patron

12972 posts in 1943 days


#1 posted 667 days ago

to late for me too kay

tried to see some of the entries
but no luck on that

maybe just me not knowing how

wouldn’t mind a grill
for the deck
that looks like a nice one

maybe next time

-- 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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patron

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#2 posted 667 days ago

well DUH me

i went back
and found a place to view all the entries

no wonder i won’t win lol

you are right
simple entries

-- 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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Roger

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#3 posted 667 days ago

definitely too late fer me.. lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Sodabowski

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#4 posted 666 days ago

OMG I might enter my pallet folding table, but I would have to stain it first… hey wait, the pens! :D

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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derosa

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#5 posted 665 days ago

Starting to post something now, nothing like being in the middle of a repeat project to be able to get during and finished product pics

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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bandit571

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#6 posted 665 days ago

Maybe just an old chest? Or maybe just a small desk?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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derosa

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#7 posted 665 days ago

Just submitted mine though it won’t post till tomorrow; you can see it here http://www.instructables.com/id/Childrens-rocking-dinosaur/

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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vipond33

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#8 posted 664 days ago

While too late as many said I do appreciate your finding the site as there are some interesting projects from other fields. Bookmarked and thanks.
gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Kookaburra

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#9 posted 664 days ago

I voted for you derosa! Cute ride :)

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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derosa

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#10 posted 664 days ago

thanks, can’t take credit for the pattern but they’re fun to build and the look on the kids’ faces when they get them is priceless. I will be starting on a few goats for next year, but they are bigger and more labor intensive.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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