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Blog entry by Lupo posted 02-23-2010 04:51 PM 1310 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have started to plan my first rocking chair. It is going to be in the idea of my present chair where the majority of it is going to be made of as many pieces as I can fit. Here is the twist. Since becoming a member of Lumber Jocks I have received some of the most wonderful comments, These comments coming from such talented people has inspired an Idea that I think we could all get into.

The Big Idea.

We can mail scrap pieces to each other to be incorporated into a project. The main thing is that you sand, square and sign the piece with the Date, State ( or Country for the progressives ) and maybe you LJ handle. I think if we came up with a size that you do not go over say 3.5×4 it would be great. I think we could create some fantastic pieces with a little more memory to them.

Let me know what you think.


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#1 posted 02-23-2010 04:55 PM

This is sort of like the pen turners challenge. COOL!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 02-23-2010 05:17 PM

A great idea Lupo!

What happens to the projects once they’re done? Do we as individuals keep them, or do they get auctioned off?

How would the rotation of scrap work? Or if you are a participant, is there a pool of participants and you send each person a scrap, and in return, receive a piece of scrap from each of those people?

Boy, we could help keep the USPS afloat with this one!

Since I am just starting out here, I don’t currently have much scrap, but over the next couple of months, I’m sure my pile will grow exponentially, so I’d be game for this, depending on the decided-upon criteria.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 02-23-2010 07:28 PM

Well that is the good part about this. We can do Auction items to charities or our own personal Items. I want a few pieces to put on my next chair. I just thought it would look cool! Anyone who wants to collaborate on it is more than welcome. Maybe we do a different state or two each month that we pick a few different guys from and Bombard them with scrap!!!!!!! So start spreading the Idea and over the next few nights I will come up with a format.

Thanks Guys I think this will be a really good one..

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#4 posted 02-23-2010 11:34 PM

sounds like it can be fun, though i wouldn’t have to mail you the piece. i can dam near walk it to ya

-- dannymac

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#5 posted 02-24-2010 12:44 AM

Damn right you could. Great table by the way!!

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#6 posted 02-24-2010 05:36 AM

Toys and furniture to foster children/needy families?

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#7 posted 02-24-2010 12:12 PM

That is a great Idea also!

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