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Forum topic by madts posted 01-28-2013 12:42 AM 2059 views 0 times favorited 62 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-28-2013 12:42 AM

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All: I have spoken to Jorge about his duel with THEDUDE50. That is going nowhere. I have an idea that might have some merit. Here is my proposition.

1. Everybody makes a box.
2. Everybody sells the box.
3. The money gets sent to somebody TBD.
4. We find, say 10 charities to send the money to TBD.

There are some great box builders out there and some not so great (me). This is not a contest, but a fund raiser for the wanting. Anybody can enter. We just need to find the person to send the money to, and the charities.

I am open to any and all ideas.
Nobody is block on my side, so feel free. But please no bickering. This is for the needy, not our egos.

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#1 posted 01-28-2013 01:18 AM

The concept is beautiful

send it to bereaved families of LJ’s who need help ?

sadly, my mind makes more $loot$ thinking then what my hands can do working and circumstances dictate no option but I bet I could find a handful of change and put it into a strangers hand.

Thats a no brainer : )

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#2 posted 01-28-2013 01:23 AM

It would have to be my 1st box seeing as I haven’t built one yet. But hey I am the new guy so I am game.
I’ll keep this in my watch box. Let me know the details.

-- Mistakes are good,learning how to fix them is better.

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#3 posted 01-28-2013 01:27 AM

If thedude50 participates I am in….maybe this way he will take the challenge.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#4 posted 01-28-2013 04:53 AM

hm the ones I make I haven’t sold.

wouldn’t know how to price them. I’ll watch this and see where it goes

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#5 posted 01-28-2013 05:39 AM

Jorge and I have come to terms there will be one charity and all the boxes must be shipped to be judged the judge will be stumpy nubs if he is OK with that there will be two classes me vs Jorge and then the public. All the monies will be made by auctioning the boxes on eBay the boxes will all be sold and shipped in priority mail boxes so make sure your box fits into the flat rate box. or you will have to cover the overages the deadline to have the box to stumpy s house will be march 30th. All the money will go to the pediatric brain tumor foundation Jorge has agreed to these terms we will both video our build at the end the videos must be uploaded to youtube so no help from anyone on the boxes. I will be buying a trophy for the winner of the public class. and I will either ship or present the trophy and i get to video it. All the boxes must be made out of domestic wood no exotics or rain forrest wood allowed. Its time to shut up or put up this will be open to every one the more the better for the kids that suffer with child hood brain tumors. I will also give prizes to 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the public contest. Now top the drawing board and someone needs to ask stumpy how he feels about listing all these boxes on eBay.

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#6 posted 01-28-2013 05:48 AM

Very good, all is fine as far as I am concerned.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#7 posted 01-28-2013 05:51 AM

I don’t know it that web site they are using for the marking knife swap does charity builds but maybe we should check.

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#8 posted 01-28-2013 05:52 AM

that way there is a deadline or something

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muleskinner

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#9 posted 01-28-2013 06:00 AM

Now we just have to agree on a beneficiary. That should be easy. Either the NRA PAC or MoveOn.org.

Actually, I’d thought either a conservancy group or a children’s group. The first I’d guess could be contentious here but if anyone had a problem with a children’s group, well then screw them.

Favorite children’s group anyone? (one that spends most of their funds on the cause and not the overhead)

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#10 posted 01-28-2013 06:03 AM

This was already settled the charity is the pediatric brain tumor foundation.

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#11 posted 01-28-2013 06:14 AM

Got an address for donations?

-- Visualize whirled peas

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Jorge G.

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#12 posted 01-28-2013 06:48 AM

muleskinner, the box will be sent to stumpy, they will be auctioned on E bay and the purchaser is going to be instructed to send the selling price to the Pediatric foundation.

I know stumpy has a Paypal account, so when my box is auctioned I will pay pal him the monies to ship the box to whomever bought it.

Now, I need to know the dimensions of a flat rate box. My box was going to be 10”x 7 3/4”x 5” but I think this is going to be too big, so I need the inside dimensions of the flat rate box.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#13 posted 01-28-2013 06:51 AM

BTW, if you do cutting boards, stay tuned for the videos, you are going to love (and want) the machine I will use to make the box.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#14 posted 01-28-2013 06:58 AM

Hey dude, just a suggestion, don’t take over someone elses project. If you want to be in charge start your own thread. you have made some valuable suggestions I must add. selling on Ebay is a great idea. shipping to a third party for judging: not bad either if everyone or some want to make this a contest. I think the OP should be part of that decision though, not just you, or you and someone else. In fact the way you put it sounds good to me you and Jorge have your own contest and start your own thread to support it.

your belligerent take over of this thread I am sure upsets more than just me.

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Jorge G.

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#15 posted 01-28-2013 07:03 AM

REO I suggested the contest was moved here. You are correct in that we took over and unfortunately I did not PM madts to ask him if he would mind if I moved the challenge over here. Were were crowding the blocking thread. I hope madts does not mind, if he does I apologize and we will start our own thread.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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