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396 days ago

Hey guys, Shane and Aaron here from the Baileigh woodworking team. We are almost ready to launch our next Baileigh woodworking giveaway. We are thinking we would like to have some sort of “woodworking” competition of some sort. We want to make it fair to the beginners in their basements as well as the veterans with the big shops and nice tools.


We are starting this thread to get some ideas rollin’ here.

Some ideas we are kicking around:

Build or duplicate a specific item?
Use the most types of wood in a project this xxxx size?
Build a unique item out of wood without any mechanical fasteners?
Best woodworking project utilizing the Baileigh logo?
Best wood hinge?
Best cabinet design?
Best project of something not normally made from wood (i.e. car motor, gun replica, etc….)

Please respond in this thread with some good ideas for our next contest. Please remember we want to cater to the majority and make it somewhat fair for all who want to play.

-- Shane Henderson 920-482-3220

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Aaron @ Baileigh

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#1 posted 396 days ago

We really want to see the skills of ALL woodworkers come out in this. All ideas and thoughts will be very welcomed. Let’s get this rolling!

-- Aaron Cerkas 920-482-3238

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#2 posted 396 days ago

Geeze, all these ideas…. so confusing.

Here, I’ll make it easy on you guys.


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Baileigh Inc

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#3 posted 396 days ago

Thanks for saving us the time…...ha ha

-- Shane Henderson 920-482-3220

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#4 posted 396 days ago

Perhaps a jig building contest.
If not that, then whoever makes post #4 on this thread wins!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 396 days ago

Why dont you guys have your own contest ..bring in other high end tools and do some side by side tests..keep it real and quit playing games..

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#6 posted 396 days ago

A three way split of all the prizes going to Joe, Randy, and myself because we all responded unselfishly ;-)

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#7 posted 396 days ago

How about something different,something that challenges a woodworker esthetically oppose to a choice of joinery,etc. like a table, or a cabinet, display case made to look vintage or distressed,something like pictures bellow:

-- Ken from Ontario

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Baileigh Inc

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#8 posted 396 days ago

Interesting idea

-- Shane Henderson 920-482-3220

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Greg In Maryland

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#9 posted 396 days ago

Best use of a shipping pallet. You can just put the pize on a pallet and ship it to me. I am sure that I will be suitably unspired to create something awesome!


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#10 posted 396 days ago

A contest which shows why Baileigh tool are superior, thereby justifying the premium price.

I would just like to see a machine sent to a member… One who LJ as whole votes on. That member then does a comparison to another in class machine with which he/she has significant experience.

We trust our senior members.

We also realize that you support this site, although we don’t know to what degree.

It could put to bed the certain theories about price point/quality/features as compared to competitors.


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#12 posted 396 days ago

widdle by jove I think you’ve got something there. Truth over marketing since folks here are looking for good info for decision making.

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#13 posted 396 days ago

Okay, here’s my artsy-fartsy idea: You give us an image, picture or word. Contest entrants make something out of wood that represents the image or word. Then it’s open to interpretation. Only rule is that the primary material be wood.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#14 posted 396 days ago

I like the ” make anything form X bf of material ” Idea. It will allow the contestants to make a wide variety of different projects from their imaginations.

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#15 posted 396 days ago

People aren’t just here for “truth over marketing” some of us come on here to be inspired by the ideas of others, these guys are trying to get an idea going from the community and reward the best idea with a piece of their equipment, not quite sure why all the bad nature against what seems to be a genuine idea for a giveaway. I see no benefit other then a small bit of marketing to their already base marketing crowd anyway…

Anyways, I like Sandra’s idea, you could take something from the 4 pics 1 word app and devise it in such a way from the pictures to have it be an open ended woodworking interpretation.

-- Nick, “Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's work, but it's worth the effort.” ― Fred Rogers, Be My Neighbor

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