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03-18-2019 01:50 AM

Topic tags/keywords: 2019 bbq swap

Time to start thinking about the next swap! We want lots of folks to give this swap thing a try so I want this to be attractive to all skill levels.

If you have never participated in a swap before, give it a try, you won’t regret it. It is a lot of fun and you will want to participate in every swap. This is my first time acting as moderator, and my 5th Swap. If I can’t answer your question, one of the other participants will certainly be able to.

I’m going to lay down the law here though- after my first 3 swaps (the last 3 here) I’m going to say thread participation is a requirement

I’m not asking for the world here but if you can’t check in at least once a week then don’t bother. A big part of the swap is the camaraderie and banter so if that doesn’t appeal to you please refrain from joining. We’d love to have a good showing of active members in this swap! On the other side of that coin- more than 3 posts to this thread in a single day will be considered automatic entry.

LumberJocks are a creative bunch and turn out impressive work! So, I feel no need to give strict guidelines for what you make for this swap. Use your own judgement and creativity! Your contribution should be “made” in your shop, by you. Build something you designed from scratch, build something from someone else’s plans, modify an existing product, or even overhaul/restore something you purchased. Again, I trust you so use your best judgement. The important thing is that it’s something you put your time, effort and talents into for a fellow LumberJock!

Rules:
Your swap item has to be used for or while grilling/smoking/barbecueing. Incorporate wood and/or metal as you see fit. The whole idea of this swap is to make something you would like to make whatever that may be – grill tools, serving bowls/platters/trays, pepper/spice mills, pinch bowls, knives, coozies, thermometers even Bluetooth speakers! Remember this is also a chance to try something different out. I challenge you to try something to push your skillset!
I’m not putting any size suggestions on it since we have such a broad range of possibilities. If you make something that doesn’t play nicely with flat rate boxes let me know before you ship it- I live and breathe logistics and am happy to help you find the best way to send it.

A progress pic (sent to me) will be required NO LATER THAN the due date. The progress pic needs to show that you’ve put sufficient time and work into the project to be able to complete it by the ship date. I know things come up so if you don’t have a progress pic by the required date but are confident you’ll still be able to complete your item by the ship date, just e-mail me BEFORE the progress pic due date and we’ll make arrangements. Anyone who doesn’t e-mail me a progress pic or let me know why they haven’t by 11:59 pm EST on the due date will be dropped from the list of participants.

How does the Swap work?
The process is simple; each participant makes their swap item(s) and will get the name and particulars of their recipient via e-mail after progress pictures are turned in, and shipping address after completion but before the shipping deadline. Postage is paid by the sender. Use your preferred shipper – UPS, Fed-Ex, USPS, or pony express.
The LumberJock who you’re shipping to, as well as the one who is shipping to you, will be selected randomly.
Unless there are special circumstances – like the need for international shipping – I will not influence who anyone is paired with.

Disclaimers:
This swap is in no way officially sponsored by, run by, or otherwise tied to “LumberJocks” as a company or organization, or to any of the parent or sibling holdings thereof. It is simply run by those of us who participate on LumberJocks.
In order to participate in a swap you must be a member in good standing in the lumberjocks community. The moderator can not be expected to, and will not act as a go between for banned or blocked members.

Other Details
Teaser shots are allowed, but please do not post full in-progress or finished pictures until after the reveal date. Remember we want everyone to be surprised when they receive their package!

Bonus items
Bonus Items are completely optional and are not in any way required or expected. In past swaps, some folks include an extra “goody” along with their swap items. Bonus items do not have to be related to the swap theme, or even woodworking for that matter. Nobody’s expecting anything other than swap items though, so don’t feel any obligation whatsoever to add anything extra. It’s something that has evolved in past swaps so I wanted to address it up front. For this swap I’d like to suggest a favorite seasoning as a bonus!

How to sign up
Post below letting me know that you are in and then send an e-mail to [email protected] containing ALL of the following information: LumberJocks Username
Complete Real Name
Email address
Shipping Address, including country
Grill type
2 Favorite Things to Grill (or smoke!)
2 Favorite Beverages

Let me know if you are not willing to ship internationally (so I can make sure I pair any non-US participants accordingly)

I’ll send a confirmation e-mail and will keep a list of confirmed participants below that I will update periodically.
If you don’t get a confirmation email and see your name on the list within a day or two of e-mailing me, shoot me another e-mail or PM so I don’t miss anybody.

Progress pictures will also be sent to the above e-mail address no later than the due date.
Your recipient’s name and address will be sent to you from the same e-mail address so make sure it’s not caught by your spam filter.

Important dates
In order to participate, you need to adhere to the dates below. Failure to do so will result in you getting dropped from the swap. If you can’t make the progress picture or ship dates, please make sure to notify me immediately so that I can update the list. Register by: April 8, 2019
Progress picture by: May 13, 2019
Completed picture by: June 17, 2019
Ship by: June 24, 2019
Reveal date: June 28, 2019

No final pics until this date. Let the recipient post a pic or two on this forum thread before the sender posts their “formal” pics in the “Projects” section. We may reveal earlier if everyone has received their package before the reveal date.

Closing date: July 1, 2019
Please post “reveal” photos by this date. Everyone’s anxious to post their projects and for the other participants to see what they made. If your recipient hasn’t posted reveal pics by this date, then it’s open season! Feel free to post your own pics in this thread and go ahead and post your project. (Unless there is a shipping problem – then please wait for your recipient to get it and post a few pics)

Other Stuff:
When you post your projects, use the tag “2019 BBQ Swap” so we can all easily find the projects in one spot.

This is a collaborative learning experience for all of us so make use of this forum thread to share knowledge and ideas as well asking questions and getting advice. These swaps are about the journey more than the destination!

I hope we all have a good time and great discussion while this swap goes on. That is truly what these swaps are about, growing as wood workers, learning new techniques and trying new things out, and getting to know our fellow Lumberjocks. As a bonus we also also get something cool in the mail.

Participants
GrantA
Poohbaah

Woodmaster1
JohnMcClure
Bill Berklich P
clieb91
doubleG469
Keebler1
EarlS
hairy P
Mosquito
Turns4wood
mikeacg


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#1 posted 03-18-2019 01:59 AM

Oooh, first post!

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#2 posted 03-18-2019 02:19 AM

I’m game!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#3 posted 03-18-2019 03:13 AM

Count me in.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#4 posted 03-18-2019 05:39 AM

I am in but need to come up with unusual stuff.

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#5 posted 03-18-2019 09:39 AM

I have to get creative to incorporate a plane into this theme.

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#6 posted 03-18-2019 10:17 AM

Meat shaver!


I have to get creative to incorporate a plane into this theme.

- Oni


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#7 posted 03-18-2019 11:37 AM

Thinking, thinking. Grant, I’m sure this would qualify, but may need help with your logistics skills. :-))

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#8 posted 03-18-2019 12:01 PM

This sounds like a blast and I already have a couple ideas.

Now to get the shop clean so I can dirty it up again…....

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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#9 posted 03-18-2019 12:08 PM



I have to get creative to incorporate a plane into this theme.

- Oni

Grill brush on bottom but that may get a bit hot to use.

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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GrantA

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#10 posted 03-18-2019 12:08 PM

We have our first two victims, err players :-)
Come on in the water’s fine!

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#11 posted 03-18-2019 12:15 PM

Nice. That’s one of my better selfies :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#12 posted 03-18-2019 02:04 PM

Intriguing idea for a swap theme. I’ll have to see how some home improvement projects play out over the next month, but I’m seriously tempted.

-- In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#13 posted 03-18-2019 02:21 PM

So what do you guys think about a filet knife? Is that a grill tool? I know technically it’s used pre-grill time but it can make a good boning knife and works well for butterflying too.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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GrantA

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#14 posted 03-18-2019 02:23 PM

Do it! While I love wood scales perhaps some micarta or g10 to add grip would be welcomed. You can use the drops from your cutoff jean shorts to make micarta Kenny!

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PoohBaah

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#15 posted 03-18-2019 02:23 PM

I think knives fit the general theme

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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