dust stuff #10: Possible contest?

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Blog entry by JoeyG posted 06-06-2012 06:10 PM 8616 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was just viewing the boxes that Dennis and Robert did in their little contest and thought it was a great idea. It got me to thinking that it would be cool to get a lot more of us box makers involved. I know that everyone does not have access to the same woods, so maybe a themed contest or something like that. Maybe we could choose something like a well known artist or architect or maybe a mountain range or a city. I don’t know any ideas. Then have a time limit, like 4 weeks. I know that a lot of people only get a short time in the shop each week and I would want them to be involved also.

I don’t know just something for us to think about. If you have any idea’s post them here or message me. I am rather busy and the moment so this will be maybe an end of summer/ early fall contest.

Let me know what ya think.


@ Robert and Dennis.

Thanks for the inspiration as always. I also want to thank you for sharing your contest with us. I hope that it will inspire others to do the same. I would like to be involved in something similar.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 06-06-2012 06:21 PM

Let’s not start any hard feelings here. This blog is for ideas on a box building contest. I am sure you can message him with this sort of thing. There is a time and place for everything and this place is for a possible contest.

I would welcome you to the contest if we are able to come up with any ideas.

-- JoeyG ~~~

#2 posted 06-06-2012 06:33 PM

Thanks for the support JoeyG Robert and I had fun doing this and I know we both would get involved with this. Everyone have their own idea on how to build a box and so I am sure we would see allot of different boxes. Although not everyone can sculpt a box so maybe there would have to be a few rules on that. Don’t know. The sculpted box are great looking and one day I have to try to do one.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#3 posted 06-06-2012 06:38 PM

The sculpted boxes are a lot of fun, but I am thinking more of a theme. It could be a 57 Chevy. LOL Just a starting point really then see where it is taken. I don’t have any issues with taking the sculpted boxes off the table. That could always be a different contest.

For me it’s not even about winning it, I want to see what so many talented people do with the same starting idea.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#4 posted 06-06-2012 06:44 PM

i wana join in on this one.

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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#5 posted 06-06-2012 07:11 PM

I am leaning toward Frank Lloyd Wright and the only rule is that it has to be a box or vessel. This opens it up to turners and anyone who works with wood. It can be based on any project that has his name on it. Building, furniture, or other.

~~~I have seen a few boxes lately that are inspired by his work and I think it would be a great theme.
~~~I think that any material is ok, as long as more than 50% is wood. That also adds to the amount of creativity that can be used. Wood, fabric, whatever.
~~~I think a 4 week time period would work.
~~~Cannot use an old project. Must be something created just for this contest and within the time frame allow. Obviously this is a honesty issue and I like to believe that we are all honest.
~~~Prize???????? I have no idea. I am more interested to see what is created than anything else.

These are just some of the idea’s I have come up with since my brainstorm a little while ago. Please feel free to give any suggestions you have. I am just kind of winging this here.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#6 posted 06-06-2012 07:16 PM

No worries Jonathan. I have seen a lot of things about that recently and I don’t want to get caught up in any part of it. Once as a group, we have decided what and when we want to do this I will post one blog post and one forum post about it outlining the rules. If someone misses it, we can always do it again.

I like the idea about the inlays, but not everyone does inlay work. It’s kind of like the sculpting. For this first contest I would personally like to pull as much creativity out of everyone as humanly possible. Nothing held back and see what we can come up with. Just like the sculpting boxes, I think it would make a great individual contest.

I may have to grand of a scope here, but hey why not. The worst that can happen is that no one will play along.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#7 posted 06-06-2012 09:46 PM

I’m in.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 06-06-2012 10:15 PM

giddy up…saddle me up ..i would love to do this…ill think on it and see if i come up with any certain themes or such…i certainly have the wood to do it,

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

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#9 posted 06-06-2012 10:21 PM

sounds good Jay.

Grizz, I saw that load of wood you picked up today. I must say, I am envious. I think you have enough wood to build a Frank Lloyd Wright house. LOL

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#10 posted 06-07-2012 12:45 AM

I have been making some Wright inspired designs.. this would be good motivation. :)

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#11 posted 06-07-2012 01:58 AM

Joey, A great idea if you limited materials to all free wood and no hardware! Not too sure about the FLW design though.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 06-07-2012 02:06 AM

There is a lot of hardwood out there that is free wood…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#13 posted 06-07-2012 02:09 AM

Thanks everyone. I just posted the rules I came up with or guidelines if we are not allowed to do competitions here. I am not sure what the stance is. I just think it will be cool to see all the different interpretations from the same base ideas.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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