Summer 2009 Contest

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Blog entry by GaryK posted 06-24-2009 09:55 PM 11242 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I would like to encourage every one to go to their shops and build the best garden bench you can.

Looks like there are a lot of great prizes up for grabs to the greatest number of Lumberjocks ever.

It looks like I won’t even come close to having the time to compete this time around. Two years olds
take way too much of your time.

So lets get to work!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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View Tony's profile


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#1 posted 06-24-2009 10:18 PM

Hi Garry

I have not seen the post on the summer award for 2009 – maybe you get it faster in the states, than we do over here :)

Cancell this – I have just found it.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#2 posted 06-24-2009 10:24 PM

yes, 2 y/o takes a lot of time off your hands… luckily it’s in a good way – but doesnt help woodworking much – I hardly have time to WATCH the contests online… not to mention participate… but will be looking forward to hear about it, lol.

thanks for the reminder.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 06-24-2009 10:40 PM

Clearly Gary has inside connections (lol)....

-- criticism: the art of analyzing and evaluating the quality of an artistic work...

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#4 posted 06-24-2009 10:44 PM

That,s really swell of you Gary to let someone else win for a change .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#5 posted 06-24-2009 11:03 PM

I was going to say it but I did’nt want to offend you, yes, what john said. Thanks Gary.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 06-24-2009 11:34 PM

I found my 2YO loves to run all my power tools!!!! But now they are older and have moved on to computers. lol

-- flash=250,100][/flash]

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#7 posted 06-24-2009 11:44 PM

I have been an LJer for less than a year and have never entered a contest here. Perhaps one of you more veteran LJers will know the answer to two questions regarding the contest rules:

1. Must the bench be made between now and the deadline or can one enter a bench made in the past?
2. What is meant by “must be your creation”? In other words, does this refer to “create” as in you must be the one who makes it or does it mean both the design and execution must be yours? Better yet, I am asking if you can make the bench from someone else’s plans, say a book or magazine? Thanks.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#8 posted 06-24-2009 11:56 PM

Lenny, you can enter a bench that you already made in the past.

as far as your creation goes – it means you MADE it. I believe that using someone elses plans is valid. but would probably be courteous to credit that design/plan/person.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#9 posted 06-25-2009 12:07 AM

We hear you Gary, but we know that you can be very sneaky.

Lets fill up the projects with lots of Garden benches.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#10 posted 06-25-2009 12:31 AM

I found out about the contest when I clicked the “contests” tab at the top of the screen.

I probably found it right before it was formally announced.

Lenny – PurpLev is correct. I made my entry for the secret compartment 10 years before the contest.

You could start with someone elses plans and tailor them to your own needs or modify them however you want.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#11 posted 06-25-2009 04:02 AM

I got the email announcement today. Don’t worry Gary, after the terrible twos it gets better until they become teenagers :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 07-25-2009 10:13 PM

yea gary, wait till they get to the terrible 15 and 16 and 17…..then after they are an adult…they know everything and you become a unknowing parent… kidding ..sorta…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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