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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.
Does this mean if we made the project BEFORE 2011, it doesn't qualify?

Must be made in 2011?

And must be Finished in 2011 regardless of when it was Started?

Just trying to get it perfectly CLEAR… LOL
 

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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:

Sleeve Font Bench Logo Illustration


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

Gesture Rectangle Font Wood Advertising


(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.
The projects just tell you how many days ago it was posted…
... I hate doing all that Math…
... sure wish a Date Posted was also displayed….
... would make life a lot easier… LOL

OK POSTED in 2011 it is… That is clear…

Thank you very much…

edit:
That means posted AT LEAST 80 days ago and less than 445 days ago... AS OF 3-21-12…
... it changes every day… LOL
 

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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:

Sleeve Font Bench Logo Illustration


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

Gesture Rectangle Font Wood Advertising


(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.
Hi Deb… Oh, I lost a Day somewhere… Ooops, I figured from the 20th…

Yep…

Anything posted at least 81 days ago… and... after 446 days ago…
... add one more day for each new day…
ie: Tomorrow it will be >=82 and <447 days… etc.

(I think…)

Thank you.
 

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Our Memories Flipbook Is Here!

April 1, 2012

I'm excited to announce and to show you our Memories of 2011 Flipbook.

This challenge was indeed a real challenge - first determining what "2011" meant and, next, we each had to select just one project to include in the book. In the end, "2011" was a little flexible and we had a total of 72 LumberJocks' participate. It looks like we might be repeating this challenge again next year.

Below, you will find the link to the online flipbook.

Once people have checked it out and all is well I will be uploading the book to Blurb.com and a printed copy will be available for purchase (at cost).

Well, enough of that …. here is our special memories book.

OUR FLIPBOOK - Full Screen


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Debbie….

You did a wonderful job putting all of them together!

Thank you very much…
 

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Shop Transformation - The Castle Clean-Up

April 24, 2012
(Thanks to Sawblade1 for this idea.)

A woodworker's shop space is his/her castle!!

This month's challenge is to do a clean-up on the shop, reorganize and whatever else you want to do to transform your shop for the "before & after" photos.

The Rules
1. Post a blog showing the before & after photos of a shop transformation and/or clean-up.
2. Share with us what the challenges were and what your goals were.
3. Tag the challenge as challenge-13
4. Deadline May 31, 2012

Voting
1. Members will vote for the following categories (voting system to be announced later).
  • Best storage and organization transformation - the great ideas factor
  • Most improved dust control - the to your health factor
  • Biggest and best overall clean-up transformation - the wow factor

2. Voting will take place between June 1st and June 7th.
3. Winners will be announced on June 8th.

(See al entries here)

The Prizes
The winners of the three categories will received a coveted LJ Trophy Icon on their blog page.

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Thanks for the Reminder… I will try to get'er done with pics, etc.
 

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Shop Transformation - The Castle Clean-Up

April 24, 2012
(Thanks to Sawblade1 for this idea.)

A woodworker's shop space is his/her castle!!

This month's challenge is to do a clean-up on the shop, reorganize and whatever else you want to do to transform your shop for the "before & after" photos.

The Rules
1. Post a blog showing the before & after photos of a shop transformation and/or clean-up.
2. Share with us what the challenges were and what your goals were.
3. Tag the challenge as challenge-13
4. Deadline May 31, 2012

Voting
1. Members will vote for the following categories (voting system to be announced later).
  • Best storage and organization transformation - the great ideas factor
  • Most improved dust control - the to your health factor
  • Biggest and best overall clean-up transformation - the wow factor

2. Voting will take place between June 1st and June 7th.
3. Winners will be announced on June 8th.

(See al entries here)

The Prizes
The winners of the three categories will received a coveted LJ Trophy Icon on their blog page.

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Castle Clean-up: TIME TO VOTE

The entries are in and now it is time to vote. SEE ALL ENTRIES HERE

TO VOTE: send me a private message, naming your favourite entry for each of the three categories.
Categories:
  • Best storage and organization transformation - the great ideas factor
  • Most improved dust control - the to your health factor
  • Biggest and best overall clean-up transformation - the wow factor

DEADLINE FOR VOTING: June 7th. I will announce the winners on June 8th.

Good luck everyone!
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Yes, I think this type of Contest would be better covering the complete Calendar Year... with voting happening in January with results being posted Feb. 1.

Being given plenty of promotion from start through voting periods…

You don't just do a major, intermediate, or minor cleanup, etc. in a week or month or two… It could take months to accomplish it… and should not be 'rushed'.

IMHO…
 

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Castle Clean-up: TIME TO VOTE

The entries are in and now it is time to vote. SEE ALL ENTRIES HERE

TO VOTE: send me a private message, naming your favourite entry for each of the three categories.
Categories:
  • Best storage and organization transformation - the great ideas factor
  • Most improved dust control - the to your health factor
  • Biggest and best overall clean-up transformation - the wow factor

DEADLINE FOR VOTING: June 7th. I will announce the winners on June 8th.

Good luck everyone!
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One more day to VOTE!
 

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Castle Clean-Up: And the winners are...

The challenge was to: do a clean-up on the shop, reorganize and whatever else you want to do to transform your shop for the "before & after" photos.

We had 3 entries-thank-you and congratulations to all who participated. The transformations are impressive!

And the winners are:

Best storage and organization transformation - the great ideas factor: Hairy (and Honorable Mention goes to TheDane)
Most improved dust control - the to your health factor: A tie - Harry & Joe Lyddon
Biggest and best overall clean-up transformation - the wow factor: Joe Lyddon

Congratulations!!

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And honorary mention for "The Great Ideas Factor: goes to TheDane
WOW!

Thank you… In my case, it happened to fall into place… because I was in the process anyway…

Congratulations to all that participated…

Debbie, thank you.
 

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1 Board: 1 Project

Spring 2013 Challenge
Here's our spring challenge for you:
  • one board: one project-- except the board is a maximum size of 12" x 12" x 1".
  • You can re-saw it; cut it; carve it; drill it; paint it; stain it; add anything to it (other than more wood) and create one project with it.
    Rectangle Wood Font Art Happy

How The Challenge Works
1. Take a picture of your "before" board: maximum size of 1 foot wide, 1 foot long, 1" thick
2. Create a project using the board. Anything can be added to the project EXCEPT more wood
2. Post it as a new project.
3. Tag the project as: challenge-15
4. Have fun.

EDITED - Clarifications
  • yes, you can glue pieces of wood together to get the maximum 12×12x1-"but" it has to be the same wood. No mixing walnut and maple, for example. And don't forget to show us the before picture.

Deadline
Although there is no "real" deadline, as this is an open challenge, projects for this initial challenge are to be posted by March 31st, 2013.
(We look forward to seeing many challenge projects, whether they are posted this month, next year, or ten years from now!)

The Prize
  • Fun
  • Friendly Competition

SEE ALL ENTRIES HERE

Other Challenges
Other challenges have been posted in the past. We'd love to see your entries for any or all of the challenges! Please remember to tag them as indicated for each challenge. LINK
Yes! This really sounds like a REAL challenge!

For fun, I clicked on "SEE ALL ENTRIES HERE" and got quite a list…
... I didn't expect to see ANYTHING!

Is this right?
 

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1 Board: 1 Project

Spring 2013 Challenge
Here's our spring challenge for you:
  • one board: one project-- except the board is a maximum size of 12" x 12" x 1".
  • You can re-saw it; cut it; carve it; drill it; paint it; stain it; add anything to it (other than more wood) and create one project with it.
    Rectangle Wood Font Art Happy

How The Challenge Works
1. Take a picture of your "before" board: maximum size of 1 foot wide, 1 foot long, 1" thick
2. Create a project using the board. Anything can be added to the project EXCEPT more wood
2. Post it as a new project.
3. Tag the project as: challenge-15
4. Have fun.

EDITED - Clarifications
  • yes, you can glue pieces of wood together to get the maximum 12×12x1-"but" it has to be the same wood. No mixing walnut and maple, for example. And don't forget to show us the before picture.

Deadline
Although there is no "real" deadline, as this is an open challenge, projects for this initial challenge are to be posted by March 31st, 2013.
(We look forward to seeing many challenge projects, whether they are posted this month, next year, or ten years from now!)

The Prize
  • Fun
  • Friendly Competition

SEE ALL ENTRIES HERE

Other Challenges
Other challenges have been posted in the past. We'd love to see your entries for any or all of the challenges! Please remember to tag them as indicated for each challenge. LINK
Debbie,

Oh, I guess the long list of Popular Tags are NOT "Entries"?

I think I looked at it the wrong way…
Sorry…
 

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1 Board: 1 Project

Spring 2013 Challenge
Here's our spring challenge for you:
  • one board: one project-- except the board is a maximum size of 12" x 12" x 1".
  • You can re-saw it; cut it; carve it; drill it; paint it; stain it; add anything to it (other than more wood) and create one project with it.
    Rectangle Wood Font Art Happy

How The Challenge Works
1. Take a picture of your "before" board: maximum size of 1 foot wide, 1 foot long, 1" thick
2. Create a project using the board. Anything can be added to the project EXCEPT more wood
2. Post it as a new project.
3. Tag the project as: challenge-15
4. Have fun.

EDITED - Clarifications
  • yes, you can glue pieces of wood together to get the maximum 12×12x1-"but" it has to be the same wood. No mixing walnut and maple, for example. And don't forget to show us the before picture.

Deadline
Although there is no "real" deadline, as this is an open challenge, projects for this initial challenge are to be posted by March 31st, 2013.
(We look forward to seeing many challenge projects, whether they are posted this month, next year, or ten years from now!)

The Prize
  • Fun
  • Friendly Competition

SEE ALL ENTRIES HERE

Other Challenges
Other challenges have been posted in the past. We'd love to see your entries for any or all of the challenges! Please remember to tag them as indicated for each challenge. LINK
To really make it perfectly clear:

A board foot of all the same wood, with the project starting with a piece 12" x 12" x 1"

Yes?

One could glue up pieces of Poplar, in any way, to get a piece of Poplar 12" x 12" x 1" to Start the project, as if it were purchased that way…. Long Grain being LONG & not short! LOL

Yes?
 

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1 Board: 1 Project

Spring 2013 Challenge
Here's our spring challenge for you:
  • one board: one project-- except the board is a maximum size of 12" x 12" x 1".
  • You can re-saw it; cut it; carve it; drill it; paint it; stain it; add anything to it (other than more wood) and create one project with it.
    Rectangle Wood Font Art Happy

How The Challenge Works
1. Take a picture of your "before" board: maximum size of 1 foot wide, 1 foot long, 1" thick
2. Create a project using the board. Anything can be added to the project EXCEPT more wood
2. Post it as a new project.
3. Tag the project as: challenge-15
4. Have fun.

EDITED - Clarifications
  • yes, you can glue pieces of wood together to get the maximum 12×12x1-"but" it has to be the same wood. No mixing walnut and maple, for example. And don't forget to show us the before picture.

Deadline
Although there is no "real" deadline, as this is an open challenge, projects for this initial challenge are to be posted by March 31st, 2013.
(We look forward to seeing many challenge projects, whether they are posted this month, next year, or ten years from now!)

The Prize
  • Fun
  • Friendly Competition

SEE ALL ENTRIES HERE

Other Challenges
Other challenges have been posted in the past. We'd love to see your entries for any or all of the challenges! Please remember to tag them as indicated for each challenge. LINK
Question:

The normal dimension of 4/4 1" wood is really 3/4"

In this Challenge, the 12×12 x 1; is the 1" thickness really 1 full inch… or is it 3/4" thick?
 

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1 Board: 1 Project

Spring 2013 Challenge
Here's our spring challenge for you:
  • one board: one project-- except the board is a maximum size of 12" x 12" x 1".
  • You can re-saw it; cut it; carve it; drill it; paint it; stain it; add anything to it (other than more wood) and create one project with it.
    Rectangle Wood Font Art Happy

How The Challenge Works
1. Take a picture of your "before" board: maximum size of 1 foot wide, 1 foot long, 1" thick
2. Create a project using the board. Anything can be added to the project EXCEPT more wood
2. Post it as a new project.
3. Tag the project as: challenge-15
4. Have fun.

EDITED - Clarifications
  • yes, you can glue pieces of wood together to get the maximum 12×12x1-"but" it has to be the same wood. No mixing walnut and maple, for example. And don't forget to show us the before picture.

Deadline
Although there is no "real" deadline, as this is an open challenge, projects for this initial challenge are to be posted by March 31st, 2013.
(We look forward to seeing many challenge projects, whether they are posted this month, next year, or ten years from now!)

The Prize
  • Fun
  • Friendly Competition

SEE ALL ENTRIES HERE

Other Challenges
Other challenges have been posted in the past. We'd love to see your entries for any or all of the challenges! Please remember to tag them as indicated for each challenge. LINK
OK… Thanks for the clarification…
A 1×2 in this case is NOT 3/4×1-3/4 BUT
Specifically 1" x 2" as written…
 

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1 Board: 1 Project

Spring 2013 Challenge
Here's our spring challenge for you:
  • one board: one project-- except the board is a maximum size of 12" x 12" x 1".
  • You can re-saw it; cut it; carve it; drill it; paint it; stain it; add anything to it (other than more wood) and create one project with it.
    Rectangle Wood Font Art Happy

How The Challenge Works
1. Take a picture of your "before" board: maximum size of 1 foot wide, 1 foot long, 1" thick
2. Create a project using the board. Anything can be added to the project EXCEPT more wood
2. Post it as a new project.
3. Tag the project as: challenge-15
4. Have fun.

EDITED - Clarifications
  • yes, you can glue pieces of wood together to get the maximum 12×12x1-"but" it has to be the same wood. No mixing walnut and maple, for example. And don't forget to show us the before picture.

Deadline
Although there is no "real" deadline, as this is an open challenge, projects for this initial challenge are to be posted by March 31st, 2013.
(We look forward to seeing many challenge projects, whether they are posted this month, next year, or ten years from now!)

The Prize
  • Fun
  • Friendly Competition

SEE ALL ENTRIES HERE

Other Challenges
Other challenges have been posted in the past. We'd love to see your entries for any or all of the challenges! Please remember to tag them as indicated for each challenge. LINK
YES… I missed that… Thank you.
 

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1 Board: 1 Project

Spring 2013 Challenge
Here's our spring challenge for you:
  • one board: one project-- except the board is a maximum size of 12" x 12" x 1".
  • You can re-saw it; cut it; carve it; drill it; paint it; stain it; add anything to it (other than more wood) and create one project with it.
    Rectangle Wood Font Art Happy

How The Challenge Works
1. Take a picture of your "before" board: maximum size of 1 foot wide, 1 foot long, 1" thick
2. Create a project using the board. Anything can be added to the project EXCEPT more wood
2. Post it as a new project.
3. Tag the project as: challenge-15
4. Have fun.

EDITED - Clarifications
  • yes, you can glue pieces of wood together to get the maximum 12×12x1-"but" it has to be the same wood. No mixing walnut and maple, for example. And don't forget to show us the before picture.

Deadline
Although there is no "real" deadline, as this is an open challenge, projects for this initial challenge are to be posted by March 31st, 2013.
(We look forward to seeing many challenge projects, whether they are posted this month, next year, or ten years from now!)

The Prize
  • Fun
  • Friendly Competition

SEE ALL ENTRIES HERE

Other Challenges
Other challenges have been posted in the past. We'd love to see your entries for any or all of the challenges! Please remember to tag them as indicated for each challenge. LINK
The Clock is ticking…

... no listings yet…

... kinda early yet…

I'm working on a project that I hope I can get done by 3-31-13…

(actually, I posted this to just BUMP it back onto the Active list)

LOL
 

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1 Board: 1 Project

Spring 2013 Challenge
Here's our spring challenge for you:
  • one board: one project-- except the board is a maximum size of 12" x 12" x 1".
  • You can re-saw it; cut it; carve it; drill it; paint it; stain it; add anything to it (other than more wood) and create one project with it.
    Rectangle Wood Font Art Happy

How The Challenge Works
1. Take a picture of your "before" board: maximum size of 1 foot wide, 1 foot long, 1" thick
2. Create a project using the board. Anything can be added to the project EXCEPT more wood
2. Post it as a new project.
3. Tag the project as: challenge-15
4. Have fun.

EDITED - Clarifications
  • yes, you can glue pieces of wood together to get the maximum 12×12x1-"but" it has to be the same wood. No mixing walnut and maple, for example. And don't forget to show us the before picture.

Deadline
Although there is no "real" deadline, as this is an open challenge, projects for this initial challenge are to be posted by March 31st, 2013.
(We look forward to seeing many challenge projects, whether they are posted this month, next year, or ten years from now!)

The Prize
  • Fun
  • Friendly Competition

SEE ALL ENTRIES HERE

Other Challenges
Other challenges have been posted in the past. We'd love to see your entries for any or all of the challenges! Please remember to tag them as indicated for each challenge. LINK
This was a lot of fun…

Got me off my duff to do something I had been thinking about anyway…
Thank you very much…

The vipond33 Lamp project:
I would have commented on the vipond33 project… BUT, he has me blocked…
... I also missed the picture of the 1×12x12 …

Very nice Lamp… cool design… are those pieces partially half-lapped together?
Thank you
 

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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.
Plywood doesn't Dance all over the place… it does not Move… Expand & Contract like solid wood.
 

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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.
Hey, Y'all, don't forget to look at THIS.
 
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