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Get Out The Vote! A contest for all.

by vipond33
posted 08-01-2012 05:16 AM


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shipwright

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#1 posted 08-01-2012 05:39 AM

Good topic Gene and I’m with you on the “made for the contest” entries considered first. I entered an existing one simply because a couple of weeks in, there were almost no entries. Now that there are several new entries I would happily withdraw mine.

There are two problems here.
First these contests need more entrants and second they need more votes.

Please lets all show these entries a little respect and at least vote for one… just not mine.

Next contest lets see fifty entries. How hard can that be ? It represents one entry per thousand members!!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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eddie

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#2 posted 08-01-2012 06:03 AM

Paul dont pull your entry ,i got one in there but i like kiefer’s entry not saying yours isnt great it is but just like kiefer’s but i dont know if i shold vote for his it would look bad if i don’t get at least one me :)

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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KnickKnack

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#3 posted 08-01-2012 09:27 AM

Personally, I believe projects created just for this contest should be considered first…

Since, as the lawyers would say, “the door was opened”, my metric for judging the competitions has always been:
  • To favo(u)r amateurs over professionals
  • To favo(u)r home grown, innovative designs

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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vipond33

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#4 posted 08-01-2012 11:26 AM

Paul, I was not trying to single anyone out, least of all yourself. Quite embarrassed by that. I had noticed that there had not been very many entries when you posted and in fact compared to last time not many all together (70 vs 18) so I applauded your creation of interest. My comment was a general one.
KnickKnack – (u) have an interesting criteria base but I don’t think there is any such thing as a professional in this work, just people that have been at it longer than others. With all the hesitation and mistakes I make I’d put myself in the “amateur’s” camp forever! Besides, amateur means love of the craft and so we all qualify.
eddie – think you’ll being getting way more than one for your entry.

gene

-- [email protected] : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Roger

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#5 posted 08-01-2012 11:37 AM

Well spoken everyone. Nice way to kick start the voters out there gene. Twas a fun project. Hope lotsa folks will vote. I wish everyone good luck in the contest.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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KnickKnack

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#6 posted 08-01-2012 12:35 PM

Now we just need to think of a way to keep this on the first page of “Forum Topics” for the next week.

Ideas.

Anyone?

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#7 posted 08-01-2012 02:13 PM

So what are the rules? Where do you enter your project? I must be missing something.

A bit late for this competition, but not to vote!
See here.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 08-01-2012 02:43 PM

Thanks for the update. Also did not know it was happening. Maybe it should be a generated email to all LJ’s. Looked at the rules, I’ve not posted any projects, have to have one personal project or you cannot vote. It’s great to get the “Big Cash Prize” to pay for some of that highly figured wood or new tool.

I’m still back here in the Gallery, applauding.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 08-01-2012 03:27 PM

Oh man. I just voted. That was HARD – there are many teriffic projects in there. Thanks for the heads up Gene!

It is too bad this is in the off topics – I would not have seen it except that I got an email that my buddy vipond33 has started a new forum post about voting. My own fault I suppose – I don’t visit the home page much, I stay around the pulse. But that may be why not as many people have voted as should considering the number of active members.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 08-01-2012 05:16 PM

I have voted!

Thank you for the Link / Reminder!

Very nice bunch to choose from… They were all very good… It took some REAL study time to decide!

Good Luck to you all that entered…

All of you deserve a prize of some sort!

Wonderful work!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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KnickKnack

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#11 posted 08-01-2012 05:29 PM

So, I was reviewing the projects, using the metric I described above, and something was niggling at the back of my mind about this project.
Despite my steadily diminishing brain cell count I have a pretty good memory for some things, and that just looked familiar. Sure enough I found the identical picture on the woodcraft site.
Something is not on the up and up here – have woodcraft stolen “her” project? Or perhaps backyardspaces did? Heaven forfend that gcwoodworks did.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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Kookaburra

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#12 posted 08-01-2012 05:58 PM

Good catch KnickKnack – that photo struck me as odd – it almost looks like a photo of a photo, but apparantly it was just an enlarged thumbnail.

You probably know about TinEye.com which will match photos to others on the web – these show up there in many places too. (I know that from being an admin on a photo site where we had to make sure people were only posting their own images)

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#13 posted 08-01-2012 10:05 PM

Right, just cast my votes.

If anyone is having difficulty finding where to vote, check your inbox for Lumberjocks emag.

All the links are there.

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#14 posted 08-01-2012 10:08 PM

KnickKnack and Kookaburra, girlpower should have used the descreen filter on her scanner.
The moire effect is a dead giveaway.

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Joe Lyddon

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#15 posted 08-01-2012 10:09 PM

This is where you Review and Vote.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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eddie

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#16 posted 08-02-2012 12:05 AM

thanks Joe i was about to look at the home page

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#17 posted 08-02-2012 01:31 AM

Great reminder Gene – thanks! The votes are cast…..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#18 posted 08-05-2012 03:25 PM

Only two days left ladies to do right! (?)

Poke the keys and show the contestants that you care. Also receive a free gift!

Instant karma will get you, one way or the other.

gene

-- [email protected] : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#19 posted 08-05-2012 03:30 PM

voted … thanks for the nudge

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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eddie

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#20 posted 08-05-2012 05:38 PM

@ thanks KnickKnack you got a good eye for sure and sharp mind , i think i did vote for that one but it wasnt first ,sounds like a cheater to me :(

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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