|Forum topic by kolwdwrkr||posted 05-15-2009 07:25 PM||3396 views||0 times favorited||15 replies|
05-15-2009 07:25 PM
I wanted to start this thing off first by explaining why I am having these contests. There are eager minds searching to find the answer, especially since I am having severe financial difficulties. Why shouldn’t I sell these and make some of the money back. Well contrary to popular belief, giving to people has helped me emensly in finding myself and who I am in these tough times. I strongly believe that if everyone gave back in one way or another things would be better for everyone. People don’t help anyone anymore, and me being stranded in my situation is a prime example of that. I work hard in everything that I do and I know that if I try hard enough my life will turn around. In the mean time I have the opportunity to give back to people.
This first contest was a tough choice. I went back and forth in my mind as to what to do and have decided that I would like to see Jigs or fixtures. The jigs and fixtures have to look good, be funtional, be used regularly, etc. I am not looking for a work of art that you built to look at in the shop or show off in shows. I want you to also post a picture of a project you built using the jig. (the project has no merrit, and is only proof that you in fact use your jig). The reason I want it to be something you created for a purpose is because anyone can go and look up woodsmith or the like and use the plans to make a jig.
So this contest will be judged by the following characteristics:
1) Appearance: what types of material and finish, etc
My GF and I are judging this contest. I like everyone here the same becuase I don’t know any of you personally. So please do not worry about favorites. You will have until Saturday the 30th of May to create and post your jig. The winner will be announced Sunday Evening the 31 of May. If you do not have a camera see if a friend or family member can accomodate you. Even a neighbor. If you have a cellular phone with a built in camera that will work as well. If you don’t know how to post pictures here Please PM me and I will give you an e-mail addy you can send it to and I will post it here for you. I am going to be holding another contest in the future for one more camera. The winner of this contest will not be allowed to participate in that contest.
The Prize for this contest is a USED Minolta Dimage S414 Digital Camera. It comes with it’s original box and CDs, a wire to hook up to the TV, 2 memory cards, and an ICON carrying case. The Camera is a 4m with 4x optical zoom. It is in working condition to my knowledge but will require 4 AA batteries. There is a small chip out on the battery door as shown in the picture. It is missing the cord to download to the computer (I will continue to look) but should be easily found at Radio shack or online. It is a small price to pay for a free camera.
As always I welcome constructive criticism positive or negative. If there is something here I should have done or should do differently or additionaly please speak up. Please have fun with this contest, and I look forward to seeing your entries.
-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~