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Memories of 2011

March 13, 2012

It's challenge time!! And this is an easy one, well, kind of easy. Or maybe it isn't .. well I'll let you decide:

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The Challenge
  • Look back through your projects, posted here at LJ in 2011, and select your favourite.
  • edit it to add the tag (in the tag section): challenge-12
  • deadline for this is March 31, 2012

The "Prize"
At the end of the month I will compile the entries in a digital "flipbook"
Each project will get its own page in the book
The digital book will be showcased here and on our LJ's Facebook & Google+ Pages.

Challenge Entries
All projects tagged as challenge-12

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(Note: Since this is our first "flipbook" I may have to edit the process as I start to put things together. Crossing my fingers!)
FYI: not all photos in the book will be the same size. It all depends on the size of the first picture posted for the project.
Cool idea…I think I better start taking pictures of my few projects:)
 

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>>>>>FREE DRAW!!!! <<<<< deadline Jan. 3/14

Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates "Passion for Wood" near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks' contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik's DVD courses here http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds.htm.

This week, the prize is Hendrik's second DVD course called "Revelations on Table Saw Set-up & Safety".
It is nearly 10 hours long and focuses on table saw set-up and fine tuning and how to use the machine safely. It also has a long and detailed bonus section with a step-by-step tutorial on building a crosscut sled. You can read more about this 5-DVD set here: http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds-tablesaw.htm. It is valued at Cdn. $94.95 + taxes and shipping.



To enter this contest, just post a comment giving your answer to this question: "What is the #1 table saw safety tip you would give someone new to woodworking?" Post a comment before Jan. 3/14 and Hendrik will choose his favourite answer. Then we'll let you know how to claim your prize. Hendrik will ship it directly to your home at no cost to you.

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Never put your hands in such away that if the board you are cutting unexpectedly binds, slips or kicks back, your hands aren't driven into the blade. This will mean that you will need to use push sticks, feather boards and even crosscut sleds.
 

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>>>>>FREE DRAW!!!! <<<<< deadline Jan. 17/14

Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates "Passion for Wood" near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik's DVD courses here: http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds.htm .

This week, the prize is Hendrik's third DVD course called "Working with Plywood".
It is almost 11 1/2 hours long and focuses on how to use plywood effectively in your projects. It also has a long and detailed bonus section with a step-by-step tutorial on building a stopped dado router jig, one of the most important jigs Hendrik uses in his workshop for working with plywood. You can read more about this 5-DVD set here: http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds-plywood.htm. It is valued at Cdn. $94.95 + taxes and shipping.



To enter to win this contest, just post a comment giving your answer to this question: "What is the biggest difference, in your mind, between working with plywood and working with solid wood?" Post a comment before January 17th and Hendrik will choose his favourite answer. Then we'll let you know how to claim your prize. Hendrik will ship it directly to your home at no cost to you.
Working with solid wood has all the beauty of a natural product; that beauty comes at the price of unpredictability and inconsistency. Plywood being an engineered product strives to remove many of the inconsistancies and thus the unpredictability but at the cost that the beautiful veneers are indeed a skin on the engineered stable platform… Illustrating the old adage "that beauty is skin deep". One must be careful with this adage though because the structural stability and consistency are a beauty that while not visual is still a strong appealing reason to use plywood.
 

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>>>>>FREE DRAW!!!! <<<<< deadline Feb. 14/14

Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates "Passion for Wood" near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks' contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik's DVD courses here: http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds.htm.

This week, the prize is Hendrik's fifth DVD course called "Surface Preparation and Staining". It is 9 hours long and focuses on all the surface preparation you need to do before staining and finishing, as well as staining information and techniques for hand application. It also has a long and detailed bonus section on tuning and sharpening card scrapers and scraper planes. You can read more about this 5-DVD set here: http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds-surface-preparation-staining.html. It is valued at Cdn. $94.95 + taxes and shipping.



To enter to win this contest, just post a comment giving your answer to this question: "In your opinion, what is the #1 pitfall most people fall into that prevents them from achieving a successful stain application on a furniture project?" Post a comment by Feb. 14th and Hendrik will choose his favourite answer. Then we'll let you know how to claim your prize. Hendrik will ship it directly to your home at no cost to you.
Impatience is probably the worst enemy of a good finish as a good finish requires sufficient sanding, appropriate testing and thoughtful application.
 
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