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HokieKen

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07-27-2020 01:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: beer swap beer swap

Welcome to the fourth annual LJs Beer Swap :-)) People always tell me that they wish they had known we were doing this. Well, now you know! Tell all your friends (who are over 21)! No one who has participated has ever said they wish they hadn’t. So here’s your chance. Quit thinking and wishing and just jump on in!!


If you like beer, you’ve come to the right place! Heck, even if you don’t like beer but like making stuff and having fun, you’ve come to the right place! Check out some of the projects from the first beer swap and from the second beer swap and last year's beer swap. You’ll see that this is a fun swap where you can let your creativity shine :-)

So here’s what we’re doing (aka “the rules”):
  • You’ll send a six-pack of beer (or possibly something else, read the next section) and some sort of “accessory” to your recipient who will be assigned randomly. You are responsible for packing and shipping to your recipient. Remember bottles are breakable so please pack accordingly.
  • Before signing up, please do a little Googling on how to ship beer and what the restrictions by different shipping companies are. You’ll be responsible for shipping and I won’t give any “legal” advice on the issue so please know about it.
  • The goal is to send your recipient something they can’t run down to the corner store and buy. We don’t need Budweiser or Miller Light being shipped all over the country. So pick some beer that is brewed local to you or near you that isn’t distributed nationally IF YOU CAN. I know there are some locations where there may not be any craft breweries. In that case, just go to the store and try to find something you think is unique and not mass-marketed.
  • The “accessory” is completely up to you and your creativity. Coasters, bottle openers, mugs, totes, beer-dispensing hats, the list goes on…. Just try to squeeze a little wood in there if you can. But this is for fun so there really are no rules ;-)
  • YOU MUST PARTICIPATE IN THE THREAD TO PLAY! I’m very serious about this. I will drop you from the participation list faster than a drunk daddy with an ugly baby if you don’t check in at least once a week. That means post a comment in the thread. Even if it’s just “I’m still here and I’m working on my project.” You need to post it. I think if you embrace the banter and participate regularly you’ll have a good time and make some new friends though. If you’re sensitive or can’t take a joke though, you should probably just move on along. This is not the swap your looking for (in obi-wan’s voice).
  • If you are new to LJ swaps I will require that you send me a picture of your completed project that you are ready to ship ON TIME – see dates below before your sender ships your package. Since there is no progress picture in this swap, this will ensure that everyone that ships a package on time receives one on time as well. Swap veterans can ignore this. Swap veterans will also know exactly why I’m doing this. I will NOT e-mail you or PM you a reminder if you don’t provide this. Sorry but we’re all adults. If I don’t get this picture from you ON TIME, you will be dropped from the list and your recipient will be re-assigned to your sender. So PLEASE keep up with the deadline dates below and e-mail or PM me IN ADVANCE if there is an issue. I will work with you AS LONG AS YOU COMMUNICATE AHEAD OF TIME.
Other Stuff:
  • If you want to play and don’t drink alcohol or have health issues that affect what you can receive, then no problem! Just MAKE SURE when you send your registration e-mail you tell me what you can or cannot have. I will make sure your sender knows and understands. So if you are a diabetic who doesn’t drink, no sweat! We’ll get you some diet soda or sparkling water or something.
  • No other special requests please. Let’s not make it hard to try to shop for beer because your recipient only likes bottle-conditioned German wheat beers that have 8.2% ABV and only come in 19.476 oz plastic cans. If everyone adheres to Rule 3 in the last section, you’ll get good quality beers and get to try something new.
  • But, by all means, make use of this forum to discuss interesting beers and what you like or don’t like. I know I’ve gotten some good recommendations of beers to try through casual conversation many times and ended up finding something I loved. Also, while I enjoy good beer, I’m not really an educated connoisseur of the beverage. So please share your knowledge in the thread as well.
  • When you post your project, please use the tag beer swap 2020
  • For shipping reasons, unfortunately, we’re going to have to restrict this to participants in the continental US. Sorry to the rest of y’all :-( Please feel free to play along at home though! Make yourself a nice new beer-guzzling accessory and show it to us when the rest of us reveal our swap packages! :-)
To sign up:
Shoot me an e-mail at lumberjocks.summer16swap at gmail dot com
  • Your email should contain:
    1. LJ username
    2. Real Name
    3. Shipping Address

You’ll receive an e-mail from the same address assigning your recipient and their address and information.

Dates:
If you’re participating, send me an e-mail at the above address by Monday 8/10.
I’ll send out recipient information the following Friday 8/14.
First time swappers MUST send me a picture of their ready-to-ship project by midnight EDT on Monday 8/31
Please ship your package no later than Tuesday 9/8.
We’ll post reveal pictures on Monday 9/14 or sooner if everyone receives theirs earlier.

I’ll keep a list of participants below. If you send a registration e-mail but I don’t put your name on this list in a day or 2, PM me or send another e-mail. Thanks for playing, let’s have some fun!

Participants:
HokieKen
Keebler1
GrantA
Bill Berklich
controlfreak
mikeacg
JD77
Woodmaster1
John Jardin
KelleyCrafts
clieb91
jeffswildwood
EarlS
Brandon

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


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Keebler1

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#1 posted 07-27-2020 01:39 PM

Im in

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RichBolduc

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#2 posted 07-27-2020 01:45 PM

Following for now… gotta think of an idea (think I have something I want to try) and figure out if I have the time.

Rich

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#3 posted 07-27-2020 01:48 PM

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#4 posted 07-27-2020 01:51 PM

PM sent Rich ;-)

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

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#5 posted 07-27-2020 02:10 PM

I’m in – though Monday 7 Sept is Labor Day ;-)

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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GrantA

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#6 posted 07-27-2020 02:27 PM

That’s just Kenny’s way of giving me an extra day to finish what I’ll start on about 9/5 bahahaha

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RichBolduc

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#7 posted 07-27-2020 02:31 PM

On my list is to put a finish on a cutting board.. 1 more pen for Mike…4 desk drawers for my wife, a new cat scratching post and to finish a transition from wood to carpet for the wife’s office… If I can get those knocked out prior to the swap I can do it… Or at least a majority of them.

Rich

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HokieKen

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#8 posted 07-27-2020 02:58 PM



I m in – though Monday 7 Sept is Labor Day ;-)

- Bill Berklich

Well crap. Fixed it. I have a feeling we won’t get reveals done the same week but I’ll give everyone the extra holiday to wrap it up.

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

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controlfreak

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#9 posted 07-27-2020 03:04 PM

Did somebody say beer?

I am in.

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#10 posted 07-27-2020 03:43 PM

I’m scheduled for my first carpal tunnel surgery on 09/03. If I can get going on my idea this week I should be able to get it done by then. Like Rich, I would normally be frantically finishing things up over Labor Day weekend but I’ll be out of commission by then.

Side question: anyone have problems with off sized biscuits? I was trying to dry fit the bookcase sides yesterday and the pieces wouldn’t come together with the biscuits in their slots. I haven’t gone back and re-cut the slots to make sure they are all deep enough but I was surprised they didn’t fit.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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GrantA

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#11 posted 07-27-2020 03:53 PM

Earl I rarely use em but they do swell up as soon as you get glue on em and I’d swear the ones I’ve bought recently did it worse than old stock ones, I’d bet the newer ones are less dense wood than the old ones.

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HokieKen

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#12 posted 07-27-2020 04:23 PM

Check the blade on your biscuit cutter Earl. If you have a chipped tooth or two, you may not be getting square bottoms. I’ve never had an issue with the biscuits not being deep enough unless it was because I didn’t have the cutter set right.

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

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HokieKen

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#13 posted 07-27-2020 04:49 PM

We got a swap newb! Welcome aboard controlfreak :-)

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

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mikeacg

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#14 posted 07-27-2020 06:23 PM

What? You guys started without me?
No Yooper Beer for you guys!!!!

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

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HokieKen

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#15 posted 07-27-2020 06:34 PM

It’s not a party ‘til you get here Mike!

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

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