Nothing New Except the Glue Challenge #1: Announcement

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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 04-06-2010 06:21 PM 14295 reads 5 times favorited 48 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Gorilla Glue

The only thing new will be the glue.
LumberJocks & Gorilla Glue Challenges you to reduce your footprint for Earth Day.

  • Dumpster Dive
  • Scrape pile scavenge
  • Straighten those nails
  • Reuse old screws

Create something unique by reusing and recycling old materials… The only thing new will be the glue.


Gorilla Glue will have 6 random winners of the following great prizes:

  1. 1 Grand Prize will consist of $200 plus 1 of each Gorilla Glue’s products and a Gorilla Glue t-shirt.
  2. There will be 5 runner-up prizes; winners will receive 1 of each Gorilla Glue’s products and a Gorilla Glue t-shirt.


  1. Show a before picture of your old scraps and materials.
  2. Each piece of scrap has to be less than 1 board foot and you can use as many scraps as you like.
  3. Show us your unique finished product.
  4. And remember… Nothing new except the glue!

Get your Projects in by Friday May 7th and the winners will be announced on May 10th. Are you up for the challenge?


  1. SUBMIT your challenge entry as a project and tag it with challenge09 (of course you may add any additional tags too):

    Note that you don’t have to use ‘challenge09’ in the project title.
  2. You can submit only one entry – give it your best shot.
  3. Describe your process in a project story and add at least one photo of your unique finished product as well as one before picture.
  4. Explain what materials you used and how you used glue in your creation.
  5. The entry deadline is May 7th.
  6. Winners will be announced online at on May 10th.

Please note: Photos entered in this challenge will also be published on the Gorilla Glue site.

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48 comments so far

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#1 posted 04-06-2010 06:38 PM

Sounds Cool !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#2 posted 04-06-2010 06:42 PM

Sweet, Sounds like my kind of project.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#3 posted 04-06-2010 06:58 PM

Even something I can do. Now to just find the time. lol.

-- Matt -

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Peter Oxley

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#4 posted 04-06-2010 07:18 PM

Is that one board foot total, or each piece of scrap is less than one board foot?

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#5 posted 04-06-2010 07:23 PM

I had the same question about the board foot thing. I have a MESS of reclaimed fence pickets, waterbed panels, and found wood sawn into lumber from Hurricane Ike that is just itching for a project… My only complaint is that the rules will keep me from using my pin nailer. I am getting addicted to that thing…

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#6 posted 04-06-2010 07:53 PM

Sounds great! that only one board foot total or no board over one board foot? (I get confussed esay! ; )

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#7 posted 04-06-2010 08:50 PM

Each piece of scrap has to be less than 1 board foot…You can use as many scraps as you like….Have fun!

-- Former Advertising Manager for LumberJocks, PR Writer and Martin's Slave ;)

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#8 posted 04-06-2010 09:20 PM

Wow, what a challenge – good luck to all.


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#9 posted 04-06-2010 09:56 PM

wow this is going to be fun

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#10 posted 04-06-2010 09:58 PM

Im ready for the challenge and i know that i have about 50 cut nails kicking around the shop that i just yanked out of some reclaimed lumber.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#11 posted 04-07-2010 12:45 AM

Boy do I have a box of scraps to show you guys !

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#12 posted 04-07-2010 07:55 AM

HEHEHEHEHE! My kind of contest!

My log in is ”Scrappy” for a reason!

Good luck to all that enter.


Martin, What about finishing? Is having a partial can of “wipe on poly” count as scrap? Or are the projects to be submitted with out any finish on them?

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Benji Reyes

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#13 posted 04-07-2010 12:13 PM

There you go….... Scrappy wins the contest! LOL.

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, Instagram benji reyes

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#14 posted 04-07-2010 10:50 PM

I want to make a desk out of some 3’ x 3” pcs of 100 year old maple that I took out of an old farmhouse (was a hardwood floor) but I don’t know about making the drawer slides out of the wood. I would have to buy new and I think this would disqualify it.

-- Depleting our natural resources one custom cabinet at a time

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#15 posted 04-08-2010 12:02 AM

Scraps, what’s a scrap? More often than not my scraps keep getting smaller and smaller until they end up in a
Flat-rate box going to pen makers and segmenters for cost of mailing.


-- Gary, Florida

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