A little contest at Popular Woodworking

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Blog entry by acanthuscarver posted 07-16-2009 03:30 AM 1260 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know posts come and go rather quickly here but I thought I’d see if I could generate a little Lumberjock interest in something over at the PopWood blog.

Glen Huey was out at my place last week teaching a class on the tea table he made for the June 2008 issue of Popular Woodworking. Amongst all the teaching, building and visits from Karson and David, we managed to squeeze in a bit of fun. The weather here last week was absolutely perfect. Each day we ate lunch outside. And each day, after an outstanding meal, the conversation turned to one particular bit of lawn ornamentation…a hammock.

Well, after class one evening last week, Glen was waiting patiently for my wife and I to decide where we were going for dinner. Somehow he managed to find his way out to that hammock. All I have to say is, a few clicks of the shutter button and an email to Megan Fitzpatrick (the managing editor) is all it took to get a little contest going.

If you head over to the PopWood editor’s blog (click here to get there) you’ll find the incriminating photo. Megan has turned this into a bit of a contest. It seems My friend Adam Cherubini has recently released a DVD on hand tools and such. Megan’s contest boils down to having the readers of the blog try to come up with the funniest caption for the photo. The contest ends this Friday at 2pm and the best caption, as chosen by Megan and her diet coke, wins a free copy of Adam’s DVD. Check it out if you get the chance. It’s good clean fun…mostly.

-- Chuck Bender, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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#1 posted 07-16-2009 03:37 AM

I saw that in the PW newsletter! I wish I had a quick wit, I’m usually better at compounding the joke once it’s made. Looks like Glen is really enjoying himself, and making himself at home!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#2 posted 07-16-2009 03:41 AM

How come I didn’t find that hammock when I was there.

-- 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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#3 posted 07-16-2009 04:11 AM

I am not currently a subscriber to PW so I was not able to log in to post:

SAFETY NAP: A rested mind is a sharp mind and we all know how important it is to work with sharp tools! : )

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#4 posted 07-16-2009 10:52 AM

Wait, THAT post made the newsletter?!? My compass inlay tool didn’t but a picture of Glen in a hammock did? What’s the magazine coming to?

Karson, There were only two woodworkers of “celebrity” status in the shop last Friday. One was busy talking and helping the students in the shop and the other ended up in the aforementioned blog post. I guess you were just too busy helping and talking to people to notice the hammock.

Chopper, You do not need to be a subscriber to PW. All you have to do type in your comment and go through the security stuff, I believe. At most you need to register but it’s free. Now about that subscription…

-- Chuck Bender, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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