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Forum topic by GR8HUNTER posted 11-16-2019 06:34 PM 2960 views 1 time favorited 387 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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GR8HUNTER

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11-16-2019 06:34 PM

Lady’s and Gents (used loosely),
It’s time again for another swap. Keebler is finishing up the mallet swap now and we have all decided to move on to another. Unfortunately you will have to deal with me this time around Don’t worry, I will do a crappy job just so he has to come back!!! <kidding> In regular standing, I have completely ripped off the theme intro, rules, etc. format from the previous swap. I would hate to break tradition here.
The theme for this swap is a SURPRISE! No, the theme isn’t a surprise the theme is a surprise….we could go on all day about that. You can make ANYTHING YOU WANT. I was going to limit the size but that’s just going to hinder one’s imagination.
A Note: This 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.
Basic Details
If you have not participated in one of our LumberJocks Shop Made Swaps before, Welcome! It’s relatively simple; each participant makes their swap item(s) and will get a name and address via e-mail a few weeks before the shipping deadline to where they will be mailing their entry. Postage is to be paid by the sender. The LumberJock who you’re shipping to, as well as the one who is shipping to you, will be completely random. Unless there are special circumstances – like the need for international shipping – I will not influence who anyone is paired with.
Rules for this swap
- 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!
- A progress pic (sent to me) will be required NO LATER THAN the due date listed near the end of this post. 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 tool(s) 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 EDT on the due date WILL BE DROPPED from the list of participants.
What we’re making
I can’t believe some of the amazing work I see come out of these swaps . I volunteered like a dummy to run it :<))
The theme for this swap is a surprise! No, the theme isn’t a surprise the theme is a surprise….we could go on all day about that. You can make ANYTHING YOU WANT as long as it fits in Santa’s gift sack which has no limits. I was going to limit the size but that’s just going to hinder one’s imagination, so anything you desire.
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. If you like to turn pens and want to throw one in the box, great. Maybe you brew your own beer and want to send your recipient a bottle or twelve, go for it! Nobody’s expecting anything other than swap items though, so don’t feel any obligation whatsoever to add anything extra. It’s just something that I think has kind of evolved in past swaps so I wanted to address it up front.
How to sign up
Post below letting me know that you are in and then send an e-mail (2020surpriseswap at gmail.com) containing ALL of the following information:
- LumberJocks Username
- Real Name
- Email address
- Shipping Address, including country
- Phone Number (USA – optional /International – A MUST)

- Let me know if you are not willing to ship internationally (so I can make sure I pair any non-US participants accordingly)
I won’t send a confirmation e-mail but will be keeping a list of confirmed participants below that I will update daily (weekdays). If you don’t 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 given below.
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 one of the dates, please make sure to notify me immediately

- REGISTER FOR SWAP : January 18, 2020 (lots of time to figure out if you can handle the work load)

- PROGRESS PICTURE : February 17, 2020

- SHIP DATE : March 21, 2020

- REVEAL DATE : March 27, 2020. No final pics until this date. Let the recipient post a pic or two before the sender posts their “formal” pics and project entry.
Other Stuff:
When you post your projects, use the tag “2020surpriseswap” 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 so than the destination!
(Thanks to Ripthorn and then Mark Kronell and then Mosquito and then HokieKen – much of the verbiage (including this) Dave KellyCrafts was plagiarized from their posts on the previous swaps)

(Unless there is a shipping SNAFU – then please wait for your recipient to get it and post a few pics)

REGISTERED PARTICIPENTS :

GR8HUNTER :
MikeACG :
John McClure :
Woodmaster1 :
Keebler1 :
Dave Polaschek :
wildwoodbybrianjohns :
d_sinsley :

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN


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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 11-16-2019 06:42 PM

I’m in. Maybe my shop will be done before I have to ship! It’s a race!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Keebler1

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#2 posted 11-16-2019 06:46 PM

Im in thabks for running this

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Woodmaster1

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#3 posted 11-16-2019 07:01 PM

Sounds good, time to get creative! I’m in and as always I’ll be done early.

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BMichs75

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#4 posted 11-16-2019 07:57 PM

Count me in as well always a fun time.

-- Brandon

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JohnMcClure

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#5 posted 11-16-2019 11:38 PM

I’m in. Thanks Tony!

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

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d_sinsley

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#6 posted 11-16-2019 11:52 PM

I am conditionally in. I am throwing my hat in the ring but may have to drop but will know long before the kick off.

-- Devon

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Keebler1

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#7 posted 11-16-2019 11:58 PM

Devon youre not allowed to drop out

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GrantA

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#8 posted 11-17-2019 12:00 AM

Tony I have a suggestion- I strongly recommend that a phone number be required along with addresses. If not for everyone then at least for international participants.
USPS doesn’t have a phone number field but UPS and fedex require it, I usually just put my own down if I don’t know the recipient’s. For domestic shipments that’s not a big deal but is always helpful to include it. For international it needs to be provided.

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d_sinsley

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#9 posted 11-17-2019 12:59 AM

The only reason I can think of would be surgery. Right now my fate is somewhat undecided. And there is a good chance sometime around the first of the year I may have to have yet another surgery (#8 in two years). But even if I do as long as I feel decent enough I will participate. I already have a project in mind. Heck if I get my Christmas presents done early i may make it before the end of the year.

-- Devon

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Keebler1

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#10 posted 11-17-2019 01:06 AM

Forgot you said survery was coming up. Time to start working double time

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GR8HUNTER

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#11 posted 11-17-2019 02:24 AM

Welcome

Dave Polaschek
John McClure
MikeACG
Woodmaster1
Keebler1

im thinking this should be a very fun swap :<)))

take care of yourself first Devon

Brandon dont forget the email to me :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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mikeacg

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#12 posted 11-17-2019 02:44 AM

I sent my email but I guess if I want to receive notifications I have to chime in here! Looking forward to doing something just a little different and surprise somebody!
Thanks for stepping up to run this Tony!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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duckmilk

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#13 posted 11-17-2019 05:18 AM

A surprise swap? Hmm, that’s a long way out. WAIT—-I could sirprise someone with all the crap I want out of my shop :-O

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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Woodmaster1

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#14 posted 11-17-2019 08:27 AM



A surprise swap? Hmm, that s a long way out. WAIT—-I could sirprise someone with all the crap I want out of my shop :-O

- duckmilk

That’s what I have in mind. I need to clear the Workbench so my car has a home this winter.

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RichBolduc

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#15 posted 11-17-2019 12:23 PM

Just following for now… Not sure I’ll do this one

Rich

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